60th birthday: a tribute to Bruno Dupire

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.

See my slides here:

Modern Computational Finance: AAD and Parallel Simulations (Wiley, November 13th 2018)

My book is out on Amazon today. You can read about it in my Medium post:


A free preview, including Leif Andersen’s preface, is available here:


The companion code is freely available on GitHub:


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I will be answering questions, suggestions and comments on my GoodReads page:


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.

Antoine Savine

out now