Nassim Nicholas Taleb
NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB is a philosophical essayist & researcher interested in chance, probability and the ethics of behavior under uncertainty. A former trader, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute.
He is the author of Dynamic Hedging, Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes.
He considers himself an Edge Activist — a member of the "literary and empirical community of scientists-philosophers".
"The Fourth Quadrant: A Map Of the Limits Of Statistics" [9.15.08]