WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) today announced the hiring of Jonathan P. Hanke, Ph.D., as Associate Director of Research. In this role, Dr. Hanke will conduct research on Stochastic Portfolio Theory, and its applications to managing portfolios. Dr. Hanke will be based at INTECH's research facility in Princeton, New Jersey. INTECH also announced the promotions of Dr. Vassilios Papathanakos to Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Dr. Phillip Whitman to Director of Research, the position previously held by Dr. Papathanakos. In announcing the hiring of Dr. Hanke, Adrian Banner, Ph.D., INTECH's Chief Investment Officer, said, "We are very pleased to have Jonathan join INTECH's research team. Together with our existing team of mathematicians and physicists, he will be applying probability theory, data analysis and other disciplines to deepen our understanding of markets and enhance the engineering of our investment process." Dr. Hanke noted, "It is exciting to be joining INTECH – a firm with a long history of applying scientific principles to investments. I am particularly eager to work with the firm's research team, because of their successful combination of theoretical and practical expertise." Prior to joining INTECH, Dr. Hanke held various teaching positions, most recently as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia. Other positions included Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University, Instructor at Princeton University and VIGRE Hill Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. His research concentrated on number theory, especially automorphic and quadratic forms. Dr. Hanke has published many articles on these subjects, spoken at conferences and implemented sophisticated computer algorithms. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the National Science Foundation Grant ( August 2006 – August 2010), the Alfred P. Sloan Dissertation Fellow (1998 – 1999), and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow (1995 – 1998). Dr. Hanke received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Commenting on the promotions of Drs. Papathanakos and Whitman, Dr. Banner explained, "These promotions recognize their current roles in implementing INTECH's scientific approach to investing. Vassilios will continue to work closely with me, having day-to-day responsibility for portfolio management. Phillip will continue to collaborate on theoretical and applied aspects of the INTECH process and will also help mentor Dr. Hanke."