The International Financial Services Research Center at the Sloan School of Management has appointed two associate directors-Professor Paul Asquith for the area of finance and economics, and Dr. Amar Gupta for the area of information technology.
Dr. Asquith, associate professor of management, teaches finance topics in the master's, Sloan Fellows and executive programs. Dr. Gupta, the first and only senior research scientist at the Sloan School and a founding member of the Center, has developed automated techniques for reading amounts on bank checks.
The appointments were announced by Stewart C. Myers, Gordon Y Billard Professor of Finance and director of the Center, who said the new associate directors will help the center develop better working relationships with its corporate sponsors. "The payoffs will come in new research topics and more effective transfer of research results to managers in the financial services industry," he said.
The Center, supported by a consortium of major US, English and Japanese companies, sponsors some 50 research projects in the areas of risk management, information technology and productivity, the behavior of security prices, and changes in international corporate finance.
A version of this article appeared in the January 29, 1992 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 36, Number 18).