Machine Learning in Finance

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11 November 2013

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On Wednesday 6th of November Bloomberg's Denis Checklov (a PhD graduate from the Department) and Gary Kazantsev (head of Machine Learning R&D) visited the Department. In a well-attended talk, Gary spoke about Bloomberg’s current projects in the area of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, such as sentiment analysis of financial news, market impact predictions, information extraction and related topics. 

Some 50 people attended the talk, many of them students on the Introduction to Machine Learning unit and/or the Machine Learning, Data Mining & High-Performance Computing MSc. The talk was followed by a lively discussion which carried on afterwards while pizzas and light refreshments were served.