Emanuel Derman is, along with Paul Wilmott, Edward O. Thorpe, Fischer Black and a few others, one of those who can legitimately be considered among the "Quantfathers".
From a footnote to last year's Emanuel Derman Reviews "The Age of Cryptocurrency":
Emanuel Derman, Tyler Cowen et al On "Why is Thomas Piketty's 700-page book a bestseller?"
"Derman, Rodrik and the nature of statistical models"
Emanuel Derman: "Money Changes Everything?" or Spinoza on Pain, Pleasure and DesireAnd today's link from Mr. Derman's blog:
Mr. Derman is a blogger based in New York City.Book Review: "Models.Behaving.Badly: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life "
He also teaches at Columbia.
Before that he was head of the quantitative strategies group in the equities division, and then head of quantitative risk strategies at Goldman Sachs
And before that he was a theoretical physicist.
I hate him.
From the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's Feuilleton...
Here is his personal homepage.
...Psst...I don't really hate him.
But do visit his homepage to see why one could.
The Financial Modelers' Manifesto
Further reading post.