Manfred Gilli is Professor emeritus at the Department of Econometrics (now Economics) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he taught numerical methods in economics and finance. His main research interests include numerical solution of large and sparse systems of equations, parallel computing, heuristic optimization techniques and numerical methods for pricing financial instruments.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Computational Statistics and Data Analysis and a member of the editorial boards of
Computational Economics and the Springer book series on Advances in Computational Economics and Advances in Computational Management Science. He also is a past president of the Society for Computational Economics.