Mack has worked in financial institutions in the U.S., London and Asia. Oxford-trained mathematician Paul Wilmott - founder of the Certificate of Quantitative Finance Program in London - has invited Mack to lecture on Energy Derivatives. He also invited her to join his team of quantitative financial markets bloggers, including The Black Swan author Nassim Taleb; former Goldman Sachs Quant Emanuel Derman; and former derivatives trader Satyajit Das, recently featured in the Inside Job movie; on wilmott.com.
Mack is under contract with the Global Finance Division of John Wiley & Sons Publishers to write a book entitled Energy Trading and Risk Management. In addition, she conducts workshops on Quantitative Investments and High Frequency Trading for the Terrapinn Group 3-Day MBA Program in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. She is also a Finance Subject Matter Expert for the Virginia Department of Education new online Financial Literacy program. Mack serves on a Research Advisory Board for the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Boards of the Women Mentor Women Foundation and the I Can Still Do That Foundation.
Mack founded Phat Math Inc. in Miami, Florida in 2003. A few years later in 2007 she and her colleagues at Phat Math launched their prototype mathematics edutainment social network PhatMath.com. Students in grades K-12 and College have access to free 24/7 online math homework help on the website. The site has been named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students.
Mack has been an astronaut semifinalist, one of Glamour magazine’s Top 10 college students, one of Glamour’s Top 10 working women, an investment banker, an Enron energy trader and an MIT professor. She was the second African-American female to earn a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Later she became a mathematics and business school professor at several academic institutions, while simultaneously running a consulting firm Associated Technologists, Inc. (ATI).
- "Derivatives Whiz Fired For Whistleblowing About Frightening Trades". Thom Hartmann.
- "HMC Analyst Questions Dismissal". The Harvard Crimson.
- "Iris Mack". Scott W. Williams, University of Buffalo.
- Iris Mack: Mama Says, "Money Doesn't Grow On Trees! 2004
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. 2005. IMDB Background about Enron.
- The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron. 2003. Background about Enron.