Oxford University Selects Van Der Schaar for Quantitative Finance Position

The University of Oxford has appointed Mihaela van der Schaar to the Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance at the school’s Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), which is an academic research institute funded in perpetuity by a £3.3 million charitable gift from global hedge fund manager Man Group in 2007. Oxford announced in May that OMI would become part of its Department of Engineering Science, expanding and strengthening its focus on machine learning and data analytics. Van der Schaar has extensive machine learning expertise, the school said in a statement, a core component of both the institute’s research and Man Group’s quantitative investing strategies. In her new role, Professor van der Schaar will continue to conduct world-class research alongside teaching and mentoring duties for graduate research students and junior colleagues. She will also…


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