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Prof. Dr. Nils Detering
Mathematisches Institut der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1
Gebäude: 25.22
Etage/Raum: 00.57
D - 40225 Düsseldorf
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Short CV

Nils Detering studied mathematics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. After various jobs in the financial industry, he received his doctorate in financial mathematics from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in 2014. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich before moving to the United States in 2016, where he first worked as an Assistant Professor and later as a tenured  Associate Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Since 2023 he is a Full Professor and Chair for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics at HHU.

Prof. Deterings research deals with various topics in financial mathematics, including systemic risk in the financial system and risk management for energy markets. He is also developing and using methods of artificial intelligence for his research. He has published over 20 scientific articles in Finance & Stochastics, SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and Financial Economics, and in Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, among others.

Research interests

  • Financial systemic risk
  • Infinite-dimensional stochastic analysis and energy markets
  • Machine learning for finance


For a detailed list, please refer to publications.


  • MATH CS 120: Special Topic (Random Graphs and Random Matrices) (Spring 2020)
  • MATH CCS 121: Probability and Combinatorics (Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021)
  • PSTAT 160A: Applied Stochastic Processes (Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023)
  • PSTAT 170: Introduction to Mathematical Finance (Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
  • PSTAT 210: Measure Theory for Probability (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Fall 2020)
  • PSTAT 213A: Introduction To Probability Theory And Stochastic Processes (Fall 2021, Fall 2022)
  • PSTAT 221B: Advanced Probability Theory (Random Graphs and Systemic Risk) (Winter 2017)
  • PSTAT 223C: Advanced Topics in Financial Modeling (Systemic Risk) (Spring 2018)
  • PSTAT 222B/223B: Advanced Stochastic Processes/Financial Modelling (Winter 2023)
  • PSTAT 221C/223C: Advanced Probability Theory/Financial Modelling (Spring 2023)

For further details concerning Prof. Detering's teaching at HHU please refer to this page: teaching.

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