Mihaela van der Schaar named Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance

The University of Oxford has appointed Mihaela van der Schaar to the Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance, which is funded in perpetuity by a charitable gift of GBP3.3 million made in 2007 by the Charitable Trust of Man Group.Van der Schaar (pictured) will be based at the Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), a centre for research into machine learning and data analytics applied to quantitative finance. The OMI, which opened in 2007, is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Man Group and shares premises with Man Group’s Oxford research laboratory. The OMI has recently joined the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science. Van der Schaar has an international reputation for excellence in scholarship and research in the area of quantitative finance, encompassing data science, data-driven decision making and machine learning. She takes up…


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