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Machine Learning and Computational Finance

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Serafin passed his PhD viva on 29th June 2007 with minor corrections, which he completed shortly. He was examined by Bruce Edmonds (External Examiner, Manchester Metropolitan University, Centre for Policy Modelling, an authority in modelling) and Dietmar Maringer (Internal Examiner, CCFEA, an authority in portfolio optimization). Research and Contributions Serafin's project demands non-trivial knowledge in both economics and computation. In his PhD, Serafin produced a framework, CHASM (Co-evolutionary Heterogeneous Artificial Stock Market), for research in artificial markets. CHASM supports modelling of ...
In business, predictive models exploit patterns found in historical and transactional data to identify risks and opportunities. Models capture relationships among many factors to allow assessment of risk or potential associated with a particular set of conditions, guiding decision making for candidate transactions. Predictive analytics is used in actuarial science , financial services , insurance , telecommunications , retail , travel , healthcare , pharmaceuticals and other fields. One of the most well-known applications is credit scoring , which is used throughout financial services . Scoring models process a customer’s credit ...
         Historically, the notion of finding useful patterns in data has been given a variety of names, including data mining, knowledge extraction, information discovery, information harvesting, data archaeology, and data pattern processing.           The rapid emergence of electronic data management methods has lead some to call recent times as the “Information Age.” Powerful database systems for collecting and managing are in use in virtually all large and mid-range companies — there is hardly a transaction that does not generate a computer record somewhere. Each year more operations are being computerized, ... market research, surveys and trends
EEG predicts response to medication for schizophrenia « Business ...
In a study to be published by Clinical Neurophysiology, and now posted online, engineering and health sciences researchers at McMaster University applied machine learning to EEG patterns and successfully predicted how patients with schizophrenia would respond to clozapine therapy. Clozapine is recognized as an effective treatment for chronic medication-resistant schizophrenia but can produce serious side effects such as seizures, cardiac arrhythmias or bone marrow suppression. Some patients can develop blood problems that are life-threatening. Weekly to monthly blood sampling is required. Some people can suffer terrible side ... market research, surveys and trends


Andreas Weigend's Home Page at Stern
My research focuses on extracting knowledge from (possibly quite large) data sets. I develop and apply state-of-the-art methods from modern time series analysis, statistical artificial intelligence and neural networks, to problems in business, marketing and finance, as is part of the Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining and Modeling Group at NYU/Stern. As an example of the research, a joint project with the NYU Salomon Center analyzes the complete set of 30 million transactions from 3 years of T-bond futures to understand trading styles. Another example is the work on hidden Markov experts for trading and risk management. An ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Market Pipeline: The New [Quantitative Finance] Math
(Alpha Magazine) Smarting from last summer’s huge losses, quantitative hedge funds are pressing into new realms of science in an effort to prosper during the ongoing credit crisis. For a man whose flagship hedge fund is running on fumes, Marek Fludzinski couldn’t be calmer. The founder and CEO of New York–based Thales Fund Management has watched his firm’s assets plummet by more than $1 billion during the past year, as Thales, like most quantitative managers, has suffered as a result of the global credit crisis that began last summer. But Fludzinski, who has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Princeton ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Militarizing the border and hiding Afghan secrets
President Obama signed the $600 million border security bill into law, so now there will be more US military on the border to run drugs and terrorize border residents, including Indigenous Peoples and other people of color. In case you missed it, the FBI had to halt the sting operation Operation Lively Green, because so many of US soldiers wanted to smuggle cocaine from Nogales to Phoenix. Meanwhile, organizations rush to chastise Wikileaks for the release of information. However, few have the courage to blame President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, for continuing the war in Afghanistan. Few people are holding the US ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
WHITE: Gateway Pit Stop Strategy Yields 11th
Following a sixteen-hour delay for a power outage that caused the 200 to be postponed from Friday to the heat of Saturday afternoon, Jason White brought home his third eleventh-place finish of the 2010 NCWTS season at Gateway International Raceway. White qualified the No. 23 on Friday afternoon in the twenty-third spot with a lap of 34.44 seconds on the mile and a quarter egg-shaped speedway just east of St Louis, MO. "We are just missing on our qualifying set-up the last couple races," White said. "We have been much better in race trim, but with these restrictor plates it's ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Machine Learning and Computational Finance
on the same underlying asset with the same time to maturity of the same state ( e.g. in-the-money). Machine Learning and Computational Finance – p.4/20 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
From the Academy: Frontiers of finance: Evolution and efficient ...
This paper is a summary of a session presented at the tenth annual symposium on Frontiers of Science, held November 19–21, 1998, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA. In this review article, we explore several recent advances in the quantitative modeling of financial markets. We begin with the Efficient Markets Hypothesis and describe how this controversial idea has stimulated a number of new directions of research, some focusing on more elaborate mathematical models that are capable of rationalizing the empirical facts, others taking a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
46838 Machine Learning for Computational Finance
The purpose of this course is to give a broad introduction to the techniques of machine learning, and to place those techniques within the context of computational finance. Machine learning is concerned with building computer programs that learn and improve with experience. The class will start out with an introduction of the underlying philosophy and methodology of machine learning, and then move on to hands on application of such techniques as neural nets and decision trees to real financial datasets. Time and Place : Pittsburgh: section A: Mondays 1:00PM--4:00PM, FastLab, GSIA. section E: Mondays, 5:30PM--8:30PM, FastLab, GSIA.
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As a broad subfield of artificial intelligence, machine learning is concerned with the design and development of algorithms and techniques that allow computers to "learn". At a general level, there are two types of learning: inductive, and deductive. Inductive machine learning methods extract rules and patterns out of massive data sets. The major focus of machine learning research is to extract information from data automatically, by computational and statistical methods. Hence, machine learning is closely related not only to data mining and statistics , but also theoretical computer science. Data mining relies on the use of ...
Do you know examples of cases, where a machine or an algorithm has ...
The thing that is the closer to "invention" I can think about, is the genetic algorithme that correct some of there own criteria to find the right solution, but they only find the solution of the problem you wanted to solve, so not really an invention... The concept of invention suggest to much knowledge about our world, and to much generated data. Concerning the knowledge of our world, the machines does not have enough learning abilities to get it. And concerning the generation of data, they can only generate random data or new set of data from another using a formula involving (or not) random. So you can always predict the ...