Pasquale Cirillo is an associate professor of Applied Probability at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, where he also coordinates the Financial Engineering Specialization of the Master’s in Applied Mathematics. His research interests include quantitative risk management, extreme value theory and combinatorial stochastic processes. He has been published in top international journals and is currently writing a book on fat tails. Besides his academic career, Pasquale has also collaborated with international institutions and many of the top private companies and banks as a statistical consultant. His MOOCs in risk management have been attended by more than a hundred thousand students from all over the world. He is a collaborator of Nassim Taleb and a proud amateur cook.