PARIS SCIENCES & LETTRES (PSL)

Karel Janecek

Mathematician, entrepreneur, and anti-corruption campaigner

Born in 1973, Karel Janeček is a mathematician and entrepreneur. In recent years he became an anti-corruption campaigner and a philanthropist.He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague in the field of Probability and Mathematical Statistics. He also holds an MBA in Finance from Bradley University, Illinois, and a Ph.D in Mathematical Finance from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).In the early 1990s, he created a simulation software for advantage play in Blackjack. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a mathematical analyst for the hedge fund Market Research, Ltd. and from 2004 to 2005, served as Researcher in the Austrian Academy of Sciences. On the basis of his experience, he started the firm RSJ Algorithmic Trading, now one of the world's biggest financial derivatives traders of its kind.[2]In 2010 he established the Karel Janeček Benevolent Fund for Support of Science and Research (renamed Neuron in 2013), a non-profit organisation promoting the idea of benefactors supporting the science and research in the Czech Republic.In 2013, he started an anti-corruption campaign in Czech Republic. He moved on by proposing an alternative democratic system for general elections.

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