AI & Machine Learning in Finance Training

News Jun 28, 2018


What a great day it was. Our Brainpoolers came up with some fascinating solutions applying their knowledge and skills in AI and ML to solve specific industry challenges.


Join us for a day of industry training on the 24th of July, 2018 @UCL.

Brainpool’s Industry Training programmes are designed to teach data scientists, researchers and academics how to apply their knowledge and skills in AI and ML to solve specific industry challenges.

Attendees will receive a variety of perspectives and insights on using sophisticated data science skills to address several important issues facing the finance industry, as well as discuss cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications in finance.

This is your chance to learn how to apply the theory you have learned at University to practice.

This is a great opportunity to learn the state-of-the-art of AI/ML in finance and interact with academic minds and practitioners who apply sophisticated Data Science skills to address important challenges facing the finance industry.

The emphasis will be on practical problem solving involving novel algorithmic approaches.

Keeping the focus on the financial sector, the following topic areas will be covered:

  • When to use AI and when not
  • Feature Engineering
  • Database Tech (kdb+ optional)
  • Intro to ML in Finance
  • Supervised Learning
  • Model Selection and Cross-Validation
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Practical example (XGboost, LightGBM)


09:30-10:00 – Intro to Brainpool and Kx systems partnership

10:00-11:30 – Intro to q/kdb+ and How to learn it

11:30-12:30 – ML example with kdb+ and embedPy

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-16:30 – Practical Group Workshop

NOTE: Attending this training will also give you the basic know-how to be eligible for short-term Brainpool projects (daily rate >£800) with our clients in the finance industry.

How much does it cost? It is completely free for our Brainpool members. To become a Brainpooler, all you need to sign up here. This only takes 5 minutes with no future obligations whatsoever.


24 July, 9 am to 4.30 pm + Networking drinks afterwards
UCL, Psychology Department, Bedford Way (26) LG04

To sign up for the training, please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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