Oaz Nir

  • Program Years: 2006-2009
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Bonnie Berger
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2009)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Mathematics and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT/Havard, 2009
    B.S. Math and B.A. English, Duke University, 2005

Current Status

  • Status: Algorithmic Trading, Hudson River Trading
  • Research Area: Computational Finance


Arthur D, Malone S, Nir O. Optimal Overbooking. UMAP Journal 23 (2002) 283-300.

Nir O, Bakal C, Perrimon N, Berger B. Inference of RhoGAP/GTPase Regulation Using Single-cell Morphological Data from a Combinatorial RNAi Screen. Submitted.

Nir O, Bakal C, Perrimon N, Berger B. Morphological Variability and Signaling Network Flow. Submitted.


-A.B. Duke Memorial Scholar, August, 2001 - May, 2005.

-PRUV Fellow, Duke, Summer 2004 (crypt_pass,000 grant, working with Professor John Harer).

-Math Contest in Modeling, 1st place internationally, 2002.

-International Mathematics Olympiad, 2000 (gold medalist; 3rd in US out of 413,000 high school students) and 2001 (silver medalist; 5th in US); member of US team that placed 3rd in world in 2000 and tied for 2nd in 2001.

-Putnam Mathematics Exam, Honorable Mention (top 40 undergraduates internationally), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Member of Duke University team winning 3rd place internationally, 2002, 2003, 2004.

-Qualified for national team (15 students) in USA Computing Olympiad.