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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina | Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the fields of FinTech, Machine Learning and Big Data in finance. The successful candidate will join a team that is conducting research aimed at developing FinTech, Machine Learning and Big Data technologies that facilitate decision-making processes in finance and other business applications. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to conduct research and development activities in aforementioned fields; publish in high-ranked international journals; participate in international conferences; and, assist in supervising Masters students and PhD researchers. This position is part of a broader initiative at the Kenan Institute and the Kenan-Flagler Business School to leverage academic research in emerging technologies for business applications and develop real-world use cases for machine learning to be used in a variety of business contexts. The Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise were recently chosen to take part in a $50 million initiative by technology company, Ripple, to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. Ripples University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) will support 17 academic institutions around the world, and each will determine its own research topics and areas of focus. In addition to providing financial resources, Ripple will collaborate with university partners by providing subject matter expertise and technical resources as needed. UNC Kenan-Flagler will use the support for curriculum development, research and project-based work in blockchain and distributed systems, cryptocurrency and distributed payments, innovation in banking and financial technology, entrepreneurship related topics, and implications for economics and law. Successful candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following: (1) supervised/unsupervised machine learning, (2) neural networks, (3) mathematical finance, (4) blockchain/cryptography, (5) financial econometrics, and (6) financial risk models. Candidates must have excellent programming skills (Python/R/C++/Java/Scala) with a focus on computational efficiency. Preferred experience in applying machine learning techniques, statistical analysis of Big Data and predictive modeling in finance. Additionally, experience in distributed, cloud, Big Data computing, and parallelization will be an advantage.PhD degree in computer science, data science, scientific computing, applied mathematics, statistics, economics, financial econometrics; or relevant field.

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