Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Finance Specialization
The main goal of this specialization is to provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop a strong foundation on core paradigms and algorithms of machine learning (ML), with a particular focus on applications of ML to various practical problems in Finance.
The specialization aims at helping students to be able to solve practical ML-amenable problems that they may encounter in real life that include:
(1) mapping the problem on a general landscape of available ML methods,
(2) choosing particular ML approach(es) that would be most appropriate for resolving the problem, and
(3) successfully implementing a solution, and assessing its performance.
The specialization is designed for three categories of students:
· Practitioners working at financial institutions such as banks, asset management firms or hedge funds
· Individuals interested in applications of ML for personal day trading
· Current full-time students pursuing a degree in Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other related disciplines who want to learn about practical applications of ML in Finance.
The modules can also be taken individually to improve relevant skills in a particular area of applications of ML to finance.
The course aims at helping students to be able to solve practical ML-amenable problems that they may encounter in real life that include: (1) understanding where the problem one faces lands on a general landscape of available ML methods, (2) understanding which particular ML approach(es) would be most appropriate [...]
In the last course of our specialization, Overview of Advanced Methods of Reinforcement Learning in Finance, we will take a deeper look into topics discussed in our third course, Reinforcement Learning in Finance.
This course aims at providing an introductory and broad overview of the field of ML with the focus on applications on Finance. Supervised Machine Learning methods are used in the capstone project to predict bank closures. Simultaneously, while this course can be taken as a separate course, it serves [...]