Kevin Bowers, PhD

1998 Hertz Fellow
Kevin Bowers
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Kevin Bowers is chief science officer and head of research and development at Jump Trading.

Jump Trading is a proprietary trading firm using techniques from computer science, electrical engineering and applied physics to deploy custom hardware, software, communications, mass storage and numerical algorithms for real-time execution and massively parallel optimization of quantitative trading strategies. In Kevin’s spare time, he also consults with Los Alamos National Laboratory as a guest scientist and with other institutions on high performance scientific computing and plasma physics.

In 1997, Kevin received his BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University, graduating with highest distinction after five semesters. With support from the Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship, he received his MS (’99) and PhD (’01) in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Graduate Studies

University of California, Berkeley
Electrical Engineering
High Frequency Electron Resonances and Surface Waves in Unmagnetized Bounded Plasmas

Undergraduate Studies

Purdue University


2001, Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, American Physical Society

Related Events

Feb 3, 2024 - Feb 3, 2024
Special Event
Hertz Fellow Kevin Bowers and his wife, Amy Bowers, are hosting a private box for Chicago Hertz community members at the Chicago Bulls game on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. central.