Andrei Kirilenko is the Professor of the Practice of Finance and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. His work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. Professor Kirilenko is a recognized world expert on high frequency and algorithmic trading. He is also an intellectual leader on the principles of regulation of automated financial markets – Financial Regulation 2.0. Prior to joining MIT, Professor Kirilenko spent four years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served as chief economist between December 2010 and December 2012. In his capacity as chief economist, Kirilenko has been instrumental in using modern analytical tools and methods to improve the Commission's ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in automated financial markets. He chaired two subcommittees of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee: the Subcommittee on Data Standardization and the Subcommittee on the Automated and High Frequency Trading. He also represented the CFTC at the Systemic Risk Committee and the Systemic Data Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman's Award for Excellence (highest honor). Prior to joining the CFTC, Kirilenko spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards. Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.