Distributed Natural Language Processing Apps for Financial Engineering

In this talk, we will go over 2 NLP apps for financial and risk management applications, one in deep learning and the other leveraging on-line learning.

We will cover these their design, architecture, and how Spark and kubernetes were leveraged in building them.

We will conclude with future extensions, further research, and open it up for Q&A.

About the speaker

Moody Hadi 

Group Manager, Financial Engineering at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Moody is a Group Manager of New Product Development at S&P Global within Market Intelligence, he leads a team focusing on applying modelling techniques, such as machine learning and data sciences to distill information value for risk management based signals.

Previously, he was Co-Head of Research and Development at Credit Market Analysis (CMA), where he leads the model development and research on Credit Default Swaps pricing and risk management. Prior to CMA, Moody was a Senior Quantitative Analyst at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group, where we worked on Over-The-Counter (OTC) Clearing of Interest Rate and Credit Derivatives and the SPAN Margining Algorithm. Prior to that, he had several senior roles in analytical & technical consulting, spanning diverse areas from Asset-Liability Management (ALM) to Business Intelligence (BI).

Moody holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Masters of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

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