EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics (covering Computational finance, Financial ICT, Regulation, Retail)

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Organisation: University College London
Partner Organisation: Imperial College London
Partner Organisation: London School of Economics and Political Science
Tags: CDT, University College London
Related theme: Digital economy

The CDT is a re-funding of the existing PhD Centre in Financial Computing and is a partnership of UCL, LSE and Imperial College. The CDT’s research focus is ‘big data business analytics’ in areas such as computational finance, risk and regulation. The current PhD Centre collaborates with over 40 financial institutions, major retailers (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Unilever), healthcare (Bupa, Boots), analytics (dunnhumby, SAS) and data (Thompson Reuters) companies and the Regulators (BoE, FCA). The Centre receives over 600 enquiries/applications pa and is unique in placing its 70+ students in partner companies.