frolloos wrote:Google Scholar might be a big help here for finding technical papers that appeal to your capabilities and interests and then looking at the papers' authorship to find corresponding professors and institutions.Thanks ppauper!
This does narrow down the search. I don't have 200K to spend on a Ph.D even though Yale waives it at ABD. ALso the residence requirement makes it very difficult.
I'd probably need to talk to uni's in NL, Belgium, Germany. I think they do not have tuition fees, or at least substnatially less than ivy league in US and Oxbridge in UK.
Outrun has given me some good tips as well.
Before emailing professors I need to think about topics now which are in the range of my capabilities. Leaning more towards PDE or diff.geom. side than stochastics and/or statistics and probability!
mtsm wrote:Forget that kind of mathematical finance, it's defunct. Nobody cares about pdes, diff geom, etc... Seriously, even if Dodd-Franck becomes undone, I doubt that this will ever be more than a niche. In other words, I don't think derivatives will ever be the same again, whatever happens. There will always be a need for a niche quant or a model validator, or a risk manager, but from there to do a PhD. Forget it.
Get a PhD in statistics, data science, AI. It will serve you better for matematical finance.