Mr. Yollin studied Electrical Engineering at Drexel University and has been heavily involved in computer programming since 1981. In 1986, Yollin founded Cybernetic Systems and Automation, Inc. a high technology manufacturer of pattern recognition systems. Upon the sale of the company to Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Mr. Yollin served as the Director of Engineering for ESI’s Vision Products Division. In 2002, Mr. Yollin earned a Master of Science degree in Computational Finance from the Oregon Health & Science University and subsequently worked as a trader and financial engineer for J.E Moody, LLC, a boutique systematic hedge fund. From 2005 to 2007, Yollin lead the quantitative finance development team as the Director of Financial Engineering for the Insightful Corporation (the developers of S-PLUS). From 2007 through 2010, Yollin served as a Quantitative Research Analyst for Rotella Capital Management, a hedge fund manager specializing in the trading of global futures and foreign exchange markets. Yollin joined the UW Computational Finance program in 2011 and his current interests are focused on the R language for statistical computing (www.r-project.org) applied to portfolio optimization, time series forecasting, and predictive analytics.