Kartik Anand received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of London in 2009. He is currently a Principal Researcher in the Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Canada. Prior to joining the Bank of Canada, Dr. Anand served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Chair of Macroeconomics at Technische Universitaet Berlin and at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. His primary research interests include the modeling of systemic financial crises, macro-prudential stress testing, network theory, and information theory. Dr. Anand has published articles in top tier journals in both applied mathematics and economics.