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  • Predicting Stock Prices with Machine Learning  - Part 1- Introduction Predicting Stock Prices with Machine Learning - Part 1- Introduction This post is the first in a series that will explore the forecasting of stock prices using machine learning (ML) methods.
  • What's in store... What's in store... Firstly, apologies. It's been a long time since I last posted but it's been a hectic few months...
  • What is machine learning? A simple introduction What is machine learning? A simple introduction Even amongst practitioners, there is no truly well accepted definition for machine learning. So, I'm going to provide two...
  • Limit Order Books - An introduction Limit Order Books - An introduction An introduction to limit order books
  • What happens inside a quantitative hedge fund? What happens inside a quantitative hedge fund? At the beginning of the investment process you have the quant strategists/researchers. These guys and girls tend to...
  • So you want to predict the stock market... So you want to predict the stock market... At least once a week, a Google Scholar Alert pops into my inbox featuring another bored academic that though they'd try using their "expertise" to "predict the stock market"...
  • Food For Thought Food For Thought Like many people, I'm sure, when I get home after a long day's work I often find it hard to switch off...
  • Trip to Mupe Bay Trip to Mupe Bay So back in September, I took trip down to Mupe Bay to escape work and get a final session of spearfishing...

Ash Booth is a researcher in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Research Group at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton.

Research Interests

I am interested in developing and applying algorithms from machine learning and agent based modelling to the development of automated trading technologies, particularly algorithmic trading strategies and models for testing such strategies. My work lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, statistics, simulation modelling and computational finance.

For more information on my research interests see the dedicated research page.

Short Bio

Ash Booth has a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from the University of Southampton.

272075_10150241354224331_4631221_oDuring his undergraduate studies he developed an interest in evolutionary dynamics and the idea of multi-level selection leading him to a position at the doctoral training center at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (an interdisciplinary group working to understand and simulate complex systems across a range of fields). At the ICSS he was able to experiment with applying the principles of evolutionary selection to models of social systems, in particular financial/economic systems. A passion for solving real world problems has seen Ash consulting for hedge funds and in round table discussions with the Bank of England. At present, he is using artificial intelligence and machine learning for the development and study of quantitative trading systems in global financial markets.

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