Professor Gao's research interests are in the areas of asset pricing, investments and financial econometrics. His current works focus on disaster risk and asset prices. He teaches various MBA and PhD courses, including futures, swaps and options, advanced investment strategies, and empirical asset pricing. He received competitive research awards from the Q Group and the GARP Risk Management. George earned his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and he worked as a research consultant for UBS O'Connor Quantitative Strategies in Chicago.