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Machine Learning is Sneaking Up On You

March 13, 2011 by

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ML lurks in consumer products Folks are sometimes skeptical of my methods when I tell them our fund management tools use Machine Learning.  The term sounds futuristic and is perhaps a little bit scary.  But ML is not hard to understand, and  most people are not aware of the growing use of ML in everyday […]

Quant Trading Contests

March 7, 2011 by

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The Bad, The Ugly, and The Good There are a number of programming contests out there for quants and traders.  I’m usually not interested in them because they are usually thinly disguised marketing schemes meant to drive people to a particular platform (e.g., MATLAB, MetaStock).  

How to Design a Source Code Release

March 4, 2011 by

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The key is to think about your customer I’m engaged in the creation of at least 3 open source software projects at Georgia Tech. Presently, these products are quite powerful for us, but hard for others to use.  I’m pushing my students to create great releases — but they may not know what I’m looking […]