Oxford-Man Institute to expand role

Man AHL’s collaboration with the University of Oxford — the Oxford-Man Institute — will expand its focus on machine learning and data analytics and become part of the university’s department of engineering science.Starting Aug. 1, OMI researchers will be joined by the department of engineering science’s machine learning group — about 20 researchers. The OMI’s base in Oxford, Eagle House, is expected to become a hub for machine learning, which gives computers the ability to learn and discover patterns without being programmed in any way, and data analysis. “We found over time that where collaboration was most fruitful was in the machine-learning field,” said Sandy Rattray, London-based CEO of Man AHL, in a telephone interview. “We were looking to have a simpler structure. Until now (OMI) had been a stand-alone…


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