Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Feb 02, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ORIE 5280 - Financial Data Practicum

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: ORIE MEng Financial Engineering students in New York City. Offered in New York City.


The course covers practical applications of data science to finance. The topics include:financial data management (sampling, labeling, weighting, fractional differentiation), modelling (ensemble methods, cross-validating (CV) in finance, feature importance, hyper-parameter tuning, backtesting (bet sizing, historical backtests, synthetic data, strategy risk),  ML-based asset allocation, financial features (structural breaks, entropy features, microstructural features),  how to design, develop and implement quantitative investment strategies, alpha models: momentum, value and quality factors, backtesting, risk models and mean-variance optimization, transaction costs modeling, market impact estimation, trade execution.

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