Benjamin E. Van Vliet

  • Assistant Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Finance
  • Director, Center for Strategic Finance

Ben Van Vliet is an associate professor and associate director of the M.S. in Finance program at Stuart, where he teaches courses in fintech, including machine learning for finance, financial modeling in Python, high frequency finance, C++, and automated trading system design and development. He is also the director of Stuart Center for Strategic Finance, which aims to stimulate critical thinking and discussion on issues related to fintech and strategic innovation in financial markets and their impact on market effectiveness.

His numerous academic papers on algorithmic/high frequency trading and quantitative finance have been published in journals such as Information & Management, Applied Economics, International Journal of Innovation Management, Algorithmic Finance, Journal of Derivatives, Review of Behavioral Finance, Wilmott, Quantitative Finance, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, and Economics Letters among others. He is also the author of three books on algorithmic trading/investment—Quality Money Management with A. Kumiega (Elsevier/Academic Press), Modeling Financial Markets with R. Hendry (McGraw-Hill), and Building Automated Trading Systems (Elsevier/Academic Press).

His research on ethics in high frequency trading has been featured in Forbes. He has been quoted and mentioned extensively in the national media on high frequency trading, including Bloomberg TV, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, WIRED, IEEE Spectrum, Institutional Investor, Automated Trader, and Reuters.


Ph.D., Stuart School of Business, Management Science
M.S., Stuart School of Business, Financial Markets and Trading
B.A., Calvin College, Business

Research Interests

Fintech / Innovation
High frequency trading
Machine learning in finance
Strategic entrepreneurship


M.S. in Finance

Ph.D. in Finance

Ph.D. in Management Science and Analytics