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Particle swarm optimization

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Computational Finance at IEEE WCCI 2014

July 27, 2014 | | 3 Comments

I recently had the awesome opportunity to present my honours research at this years IEEE World Congress for Computational Intelligence conference (IEEE-WCCI) in Beijing. My trip was sponsored by the University of Pretoria's Computational Intelligence Research Group (CIRG) so ... Read More

10 misconceptions about Neural Networks

May 8, 2014 | | 51 Comments

Neural networks are one of the most popular and powerful classes of machine learning algorithms. In quantitative finance neural networks are often used for time-series forecasting, constructing proprietary indicators, algorithmic trading, securities classification and credit risk modelling. They ... Read More

Portfolio Optimization Using Particle Swarm Optimization

December 22, 2013 | | 13 Comments

My research topic for this year was Currency Carry Trade Portfolio Optimization using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). In this article I will introduce portfolio optimization and explain why it is important. Secondly, I will demonstrate how particle swarm ... Read More

BRICs Economic Forecasting using Neural Networks

September 18, 2013 | | 5 Comments

This weekend I finished an interesting research assignment in which I used five computational techniques to train artificial neural networks to forecast the 2011 GDP growth rates for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS nations). The ... Read More