## Josef Teichmann: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Josef Teichmann |

Field | Financial Mathematics |

Address | Professur für Finanzmathematik ETH Zürich, HG G 54.2 Rämistrasse 101 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 79 584 55 40 |

josef.teichmann@math.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.math.ethz.ch/~jteichma |

Department | Mathematics |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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364-1058-00L | Risk Center Seminar Series | 0 credits | 2S | B. J. Bergmann, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, F. Corman, O. Fink, H. Gersbach, C. Hölscher, K. Paterson, H. Schernberg, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, J. Teichmann, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen | |

Abstract | This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. Students and other guests are welcome. | ||||

Learning objective | Participants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models for open problems, to analyze them with computers, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level. | ||||

Content | This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the colloquium. Students and other guests are welcome. | ||||

Lecture notes | There is no script, but a short protocol of the sessions will be sent to all participants who have participated in a particular session. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage. | ||||

Literature | Literature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Participants should have relatively good mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed. | ||||

401-3461-00L | Functional Analysis IAt most one of the three course units (Bachelor Core Courses) 401-3461-00L Functional Analysis I 401-3531-00L Differential Geometry I 401-3601-00L Probability Theory can be recognised for the Master's degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. In this case, you cannot change the category assignment by yourself in myStudies but must take contact with the Study Administration Office (www.math.ethz.ch/studiensekretariat) after having received the credits. | 10 credits | 4V + 1U | J. Teichmann | |

Abstract | Baire category; Banach and Hilbert spaces, bounded linear operators; basic principles: Uniform boundedness, open mapping/closed graph theorem, Hahn-Banach; convexity; dual spaces; weak and weak* topologies; Banach-Alaoglu; reflexive spaces; compact operators and Fredholm theory; closed range theorem; spectral theory of self-adjoint operators in Hilbert spaces. | ||||

Learning objective | Acquire a good degree of fluency with the fundamental concepts and tools belonging to the realm of linear Functional Analysis, with special emphasis on the geometric structure of Banach and Hilbert spaces, and on the basic properties of linear maps. | ||||

Literature | Recommended references include the following: Michael Struwe: "Funktionalanalysis I" (Skript available at https://people.math.ethz.ch/~struwe/Skripten/FA-I-2019.pdf) Haim Brezis: "Functional analysis, Sobolev spaces and partial differential equations". Springer, 2011. Peter D. Lax: "Functional analysis". Pure and Applied Mathematics (New York). Wiley-Interscience [John Wiley & Sons], New York, 2002. Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi: "Functional analysis" (volume 4 of Princeton Lectures in Analysis). Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2011. Manfred Einsiedler and Thomas Ward: "Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications", Graduate Text in Mathematics 276. Springer, 2017. Walter Rudin: "Functional analysis". International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, second edition, 1991. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Solid background on the content of all Mathematics courses of the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum at ETH (most remarkably: fluency with topology and measure theory, in part. Lebesgue integration and L^p spaces). | ||||

401-5820-00L | Seminar in Computational Finance for CSE | 4 credits | 2S | J. Teichmann | |

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Content | We aim to comprehend recent and exciting research on the nature of stochastic volatility: an extensive econometric research [4] lead to new in- sights on stochastic volatility, in particular that very rough fractional pro- cesses of Hurst index about 0.1 actually provide very attractive models. Also from the point of view of pricing [1] and microfoundations [2] these models are very convincing. More precisely each student is expected to work on one specified task consisting of a theoretical part and an implementation with financial data, whose results should be presented in a 45 minutes presentation. | ||||

Literature | [1] C. Bayer, P. Friz, and J. Gatheral. Pricing under rough volatility. Quantitative Finance , 16(6):887-904, 2016. [2] F. M. Euch, Omar El and M. Rosenbaum. The microstructural founda- tions of leverage effect and rough volatility. arXiv:1609.05177 , 2016. [3] O. E. Euch and M. Rosenbaum. The characteristic function of rough Heston models. arXiv:1609.02108 , 2016. [4] J. Gatheral, T. Jaisson, and M. Rosenbaum. Volatility is rough. arXiv:1410.3394 , 2014. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: sound understanding of stochastic concepts and of con- cepts of mathematical Finance, ability to implement econometric or simula- tion routines in MATLAB. | ||||

401-5910-00L | Talks in Financial and Insurance Mathematics | 0 credits | 1K | B. Acciaio, P. Cheridito, D. Possamaï, M. Schweizer, J. Teichmann, M. V. Wüthrich | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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Content | Regular research talks on various topics in mathematical finance and actuarial mathematics | ||||

406-2604-AAL | Probability and StatisticsEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | 7 credits | 15R | J. Teichmann | |

Abstract | Introduction to probability and statistics with many examples, based on chapters from the books "Probability and Random Processes" by G. Grimmett and D. Stirzaker and "Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis" by J. Rice. | ||||

Learning objective | The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic ideas and concepts from probability theory and mathematical statistics. In addition to a mathematically rigorous treatment, also an intuitive understanding and familiarity with the ideas behind the definitions are emphasized. Measure theory is not used systematically, but it should become clear why and where measure theory is needed. | ||||

Content | Probability: Chapters 1-5 (Probabilities and events, Discrete and continuous random variables, Generating functions) and Sections 7.1-7.5 (Convergence of random variables) from the book "Probability and Random Processes". Most of this material is also covered in Chap. 1-5 of "Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis", on a slightly easier level. Statistics: Sections 8.1 - 8.5 (Estimation of parameters), 9.1 - 9.4 (Testing Hypotheses), 11.1 - 11.3 (Comparing two samples) from "Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis". | ||||

Literature | Geoffrey Grimmett and David Stirzaker, Probability and Random Processes. 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2001. John A. Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, 3rd edition. Duxbury Press, 2006. |