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Erozan Kurtas

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Assistant Director, Quantitative Team, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Washington, DC, USA


Erozan Kurtas is the Assistant Director for the Quantitative Analytics Unit.  In this role, Erozan leads and supports exams across the nation during the pre-exam and field work phases; provides quantitative support to enforcement teams; and leads the development of software systems and quantitative methods for the National Examination Program at the SEC.

Erozan has served as a Senior Specialized Examiner in the New York Regional Office’s IA/IC Examination program since October 2010 supporting and leading examinations or investigations of registrants that use sophisticated quantitative models as part of their investment processes. Erozan has over 20 years of experience in designing, developing and analyzing quantitative models and statistical algorithms that have a wide range of applications including engineering and finance. Erozan was an Associate Director and Senior Analyst at Standard and Poor’s focusing on evaluating structured products and developing financial engineering models. Prior to that, Erozan worked as a Research Director at Seagate Technology where he led a distinguished group of scientists designing statistical algorithms to analyze large volumes of data for detection and correction of anomalies. Erozan has authored/co-authored two technical books (CRC Press), published over 100 scientific articles in peer reviewed top journals and conferences, and holds 20 patents issued by USPTO on algorithms and statistical techniques. Erozan has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. and MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

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