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Dr. Michael Dempster
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Dr. Michael Dempster, professor emeritus with the Centre for Financial Research at the University of Cambridge, and Wayne Blackwell, a retired president of the International Division of BICC/Phillips
will be recognized during this year’s awards ceremony November 14 at the high school auditorium. The event begins at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Dempster attended Brockville Collegiate Institute from 1951 to 1956. During his years at BCI he was a member of the curling club and cadets.  He was also heavily involved with the drama club. After graduating, he pursued his studies at the University of Toronto and then studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology where he earned both his masters and his doctorate.

Since completing his doctorate, Dr. Dempster has had a stellar career, which has included assisting in the development of risk management software used by financial institutions, and teaching and conducting research at many of the world’s finest universities including: Oxford University, Princeton University, and Stanford University. His primary interests have been mathematical and computational finance and economics, optimization and non-linear analysis, stochastic systems, algorithm analysis and software applications.

As well as founding the Centre for Financial Research at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Dempster is the author of over one hundred published research articles and reports and is author, editor or translator of fourteen books. He has also been a member of eighteen professional societies worldwide including the London Mathematics Society, the American Mathematics Society and the Canadian Mathematics society.

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