Dr. Mark Flood joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in June 2020. His research interests include computational finance, financial intelligence, and financial system resilience.
Flood joined DARPA from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a visiting assistant professor of finance, and where he remains a senior research scholar at the Center for Financial Policy, positions he assumed in 2019. From 2011 to 2018, Flood was a research principal and acting associate director (June-October 2017) with the Office of Financial Research (OFR), U.S. Department of the Treasury. There he performed and led research at the intersection of financial information and systemic financial risk. Earlier in his career, Flood taught finance at universities in the U.S. and Canada, and worked as a financial economist on issues of regulatory policy and risk management at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Federal Housing Finance Board, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Flood holds a doctorate in finance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and bachelor's degrees in finance, German, and economics from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has roughly 50 technical publications on a range of topics, including financial stability, organizational complexity, securities market microstructure, deposit insurance, and computational representations of financial contracts.
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