OLD GREENWICH, Conn. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm, in partnership with global online learning company Udacity announces the launch of a new Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree program. Students enrolled in the program will analyze real data and build financial models by learning the basics of quantitative trading, as well as how to analyze alternative data and use machine learning to generate trading signals.
Udacity and WorldQuant have collaborated with top industry professionals with prior experience at leading financial institutions to ensure students are exposed to the latest AI applications in trading and quantitative finance. By learning from industry experts, students will advance their finance knowledge, build a strong portfolio of real-world projects and learn to generate trading signals using natural language processing, recurrent neural networks and random forests. Graduates will gain the quantitative skills currently in demand across multiple functions and roles at hedge funds, investment banks and fintech startups.
“WorldQuant is committed to bringing opportunity to talent globally. This Nanodegree program is like a laser, it focuses exactly on what you need today to succeed,” said Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and CEO of WorldQuant.
“Our research found that there is massive interest in learning how to build financial models for trading, particularly among data analysts, software engineers and programmers with Python skills,” said Roshni Jain, Director of Learning Products at Udacity. “This is why we’re so excited to announce our new Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree program. We’re especially pleased to have partnered with WorldQuant to build this program, as it brings together our groundbreaking learning platform with one of the true pioneers in the quantitative trading space.”
Throughout this program, students receive world-class support through mentor-led study groups and detailed feedback from project reviewers. Industry experts from top financial institutions provide actionable insights and guidance during office hours, reinforcing the supportive community of students.
The program consists of two three-month terms. In the first term, students learn the basics of quantitative analysis, covering data processing, trading signal generation and portfolio management. The second term is focused on AI Algorithms for Trading, where students work with alternative data and use machine learning to generate trading signals and run backtests to evaluate signals. The classroom officially opens on August 21, 2018, and students are able to enroll now.
Udacity is a global, online, lifelong learning platform connecting education to jobs and providing students with skills to advance careers. Udacity Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving cars and AI to data science and digital marketing. Udacity collaborates with more than 200 global industry partners including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to close talent gaps. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the privately-funded company has operations in Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Its investors include Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. For more information, please visit https://www.udacity.com/course/ai-for-trading--nd880.
WorldQuant is a global quantitative asset management firm that was founded in 2007 by Igor Tulchinsky and now has over $7 billion in assets under management. The firm has more than 25 offices in 15 countries and over 650 employees and 900 consultants. WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic investment strategies across a variety of asset classes in global markets, utilizing a proprietary research platform and investment process. For more information on WorldQuant’s culture and philosophy, please visit www.WeAreWorldQuant.com.