Rmetrics Team Members 


Prof. Dr. Diethelm Würtz

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Institute for Theoretical Physics Econophysics

Diethelm is professor at the “Swiss Federal Institute of Technology” (ETH) in Zurich. He studied Mathematics and Physics in Karlsruhe, and obtained his PhD 1978 from University of Marburg. He was PostDoc at IBM Research Lab, and became 1984 Assistant Professor at University of Heidelberg. He joined 1988 ETH in Zurich. In 1997 he founded one of the first ETH spin-off consulting companies, Finance Online GmbH Zurich, and cofounded Sidenis AG Zurich. 2004 to 2008 he was ETH/McKinsey Coach for young ETH Entrepreneurs. In October 2006 and May 2011 he was Visiting Professor at University of Economics and Business in Vienna, and in November 2008 and November 2010 he was Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at University of Auckland. Diethelm Würtz is teaching regular ETH lectures and seminars in Computational Finance and Financial Engineering. He is involved in the organization of the “Rmetrics Summer Schools” and in several international workshops, courses and meetings in Europe and Asia. He is President of the Open Source “Rmetrics Association”, Senior Partner of “Finance Online GmbH” and Co-Founder of “Sidenis AG” in Zurich. 

Dr. Martin Hanf

Martin joined from the very beginning Rmetrics Association. He was a co-founder and CEO of the ETH spin-off Company Finance Online GmbH in Zurich and continuously supported Rmetrics. He is Vice-President of the Rmetrics Association. 


Dr. Mahendra Mehta

Neural Technologies and Software Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
S P Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai, Dubai and Sydney

Mahendra is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Neural Technologies and Software Pvt. Ltd. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) and a Doctoral Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (India). Dr. Mehta has taught at the esteemed London Business School, served as visiting faculty at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich and has published many papers in engineering science and financial theory.He was the Head of Analytics, Citibank, Mumbai (India) and participated in the development and implementation of the market risk management practices within Citibank worldwide.He currently teaches Financial Mathematics & Financial Engineering at S P Jain School of Management. He is a visiting faculty member at various institutions around the world including ETH, Zurich. He has authored several research papers in engineering science and finance. Dr. Mehta also provides executive education in these areas around the world. He has given more than 120 seminars in various countries. Mahendra is the President of the Rmetrics Asia Chapter. 


Viktoria Forgacs

Viktoria has a Master in Law from the University of Szeged in Hungary and joined Rmetrics Association in 2013. She is a management specialist and takes care of all legal issues concerned with the Rmetrics Association. She is also publishing manager of the Rmetric bookstore and responsible for the Rmetrics Publishing Project. She is also secratary for event planning and organisation of teaching and trainings in general.


Stefan Theussl

Stefan has a long realtionship with Rmetrics Association back to its roots. He is an Open Source software advisor and expert in all instances of R. He is a regular lecturer at Rmetrics trainings for industry.  He was leading R projects (R-forge) and is author and maintainer of many R packages. One of the most important projects concerns the R Optimization Environment, ROI. He got a degree in computer science and economics from the University of Economics in Vienna before he joined Raiffeisen Research International in Vienna.


Former Team Members

Prof. Dr. Patrick Hénaff

Dr. Yohan Chalabi

Venetia Christodoulopoulou

Tobias Setz


Thanks to Support from

Dufour Capital Zurich, Finance Online Zurich, IAE Paris, Invesco Frankfurt, Frankfurt Trust Management, Labex Refi Paris, LGT Pfaeffikon, Mango Solutions Chippenham, Neural Tech Soft Mumbai, OLZ Berne, Record Currency Management Windsor, Revolution Analytics, RStudio Boston, Theta AG Zurich, Tibco Palo Alto, Zurich Insurance, Zurich.