The Thalesians AI @ Oxford 2018 Summer School has been featured in a recent (2018.09.10) article, The ex-banking quants bringing machine learning to the finance elite, by Sarah Butcher.
It’s earlyish on a Tuesday morning in a room off the ‘buttery’ (read dining hall) at Oxford’s illustrious Christ Church College. Paul Bilokon, a former quant at Citi, Nomura and Deutsche Bank – turned data science and machine learning lecturer at London’s Imperial College, is bustling around in full academic regalia. Matthew Dixon, a former academic in the computer science department at Standford University and quant at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, is about to deliver a class. The room is packed.
The 30 or so attendees are drawn from a sturdy cross-section of finance society. Sitting elbow to elbow are media-shy bank staff, hedge fund business development professionals, consultants, senior ETF traders, portfolio managers and heads of fixed income technology.Sarah Butcher, eFinancialCareers