The RiO 2018 conference in mathematical finance, organized by IMPA, was held in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24-28 November 2018, to celebrate the 60th birthday of Bruno Dupire, one of the most influential figures in the history of financial derivatives. The event gathered a number of leading scientists and professionals in one of the most productive and satisfying conferences of the year.
As one of his original alumni, I was given the responsibility to retrace some of Bruno’s ground breaking innovations, and, as a lecturer in Volatility, put them in perspective in the context of volatility modeling and derivatives trading.
I put all my years of promoting, teaching and professionally implementing automatic adjoint differentiation (AAD) in this book, yet it took years of working nights and week-ends to (hopefully) get it right. I hope readers find that it was worth the effort.