Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Dr. Merav Ozair is a global leading expert on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, with a background as a data scientist and a quant strategist. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in global financial markets and their market microstructure. Currently, Dr. Ozair applies her unique expertise to researching and investigating distributed ledger technology (DLT) and Blockchain ecosystem, digital assets, crypto markets and specifically, decentralized finance (DeFi) space and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). She has been developing innovative methodologies to evaluate digital assets and crypto markets, including cryptocurrency indexes, valuation and risk metrics, ratings and tokenized products; and of particular focus – researching various DLT and DeFi solutions, including decentralized identity, and decentralized trust privacy and security – mainly through consensus mechanism protocols and governance (including decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) of the platform/application.
Dr. Ozair is a FinTech professor at Rutgers Business School (RBS). At RBS she has developed and teaches courses on blockchain and digital assets for both undergrads and graduate level, and is the Research Director of RBS Blockchain Hub. She serves as an Advisor and Researcher at the Rutgers Blockchain and FinTech Collaboratory; and is an Affiliated Professor at Rutgers Law School, focusing on DeFi.
She has been frequently interviewed on blockchain, NFTs and DeFi space by world-wide media, such as Bloomberg , BBC , New York T imes , Forbes , The Hindu , New York Post , The Washington Post , USA Today , Fox 5 New York , Good Morning America (ABC channel), yahoo! , The Motley Fool , RIA Intel , NJ Business Beat , Jersey Matters , KCUR .
Dr. Ozair is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Series in FinTech at World Scientific Publishing, and is writing a series of books on the Metaverse, Web3, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), DOAs and DeFi.
She is a member of Academic Advisory Board at INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) and serves on the Advisory Board of EQM Indexes – Blockchain Index Committee; she holds a PhD from Stern Business School at NYU.
Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Series in FinTech at World Scientific Publishing
- "Dr. Ozair is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain," the CFA Institute
- "Dr. Ozair is one of the World’s Foremost Authorities on NFTs," NPR