Dr Talal Al-Sulaiman is currently the Deputy Head of Quantitative Analytic at Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC) in KSA. He also served as an Assistant Professor at Prince Sultan University in KSA in the Engineering Management Department. Dr Al-Sulaiman holds a B.Sc. degree in Systems Engineering from King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals, an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from King Saud University, M.Sc., and a Ph.D. in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in the United States. He has also worked as an operational risk manager and quantitative trading and structured products analyst at Samba Financial Group. His research interests include algorithmic trading, heterogeneous agent modeling of complex systems, and discrete event simulation.