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A Conversation With ..... Joe Simonian, co-editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science


Feb 27, 2020 12:24 PM

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Joe Simonian, Ph.D.
Founder and CIO @Autonomous Investment Technologies, LLC
Joseph Simonian is the Founder and CIO of Autonomous Investment Technologies, LLC and the co-editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science. Previously Joe held the roles of Senior Investment Strategist at Acadian Asset Management and Director of Quantitative Research at Natixis Investment Managers, where he led the quantitative research and portfolio strategy for the Portfolio Research and Consulting Group. He is also a member of the investment oversight committee. Prior to working at Natixis, Joseph was the Principal Research Analyst at Global Institutional Solutions. He was also the Vice President of Portfolio Management at J.P. Morgan and PIMCO. Joseph gained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, MA from Columbia University, New York, and BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been widely published in leading industry journals and is the coeditor of the Journal of Financial Data Science.
Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D.
Executive Director @FDP Institute
Dr. Mahdavi is a technology entrepreneur with a focus on breakthrough digital transformation for the Fintech and the energy sectors. He is a recognized expert and frequent keynote speaker on the application of AI, IoT, and Cloud computing in the financial sector and industries. Dr. Mahdavi managed major global businesses in the energy sector. Dr. Mahdavi is a trusted advisor for global 500 firms in the field of digital transformation. Prior to this position, he served as the Chief Digital Officer of Weatherford International. He also had and a 22-year career in Schlumberger in variety of technical and management positions. Mehrzad holds a PhD in Nuclear Science and Technology from the University of Michigan a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kathryn Wilkens, Ph.D., CAIA
CEO, PearlQuest LLC @Advisor Curriculum, FDP Institute
Kathryn Wilkens, Ph.D., CAIA, is a curriculum advisor to the Financial Data Professional Institute. Her other professional activities include copy editing for the Journal of Alternative Investments, regularly contributing to Practical Applications, and providing subject matter expertise for Wiley's Efficient Learning Platform (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst exams). She is also a research associate with the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Kathryn is the president and founder of Pearl Quest LLC, providing a host of research, operational and educational consulting services in the areas of investments and data science since 2011.