Wednesday 1 February 17:30 - 19:30

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
UCL Wilkins Building
Gower St

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Pushing the boundaries with applied machine learning research

Business & Professional

We welcome Raad Khraishi, Lead Data Scientist at Natwest Group, in conversation on applied machine learning researchโ€‹.


17.30 - Doors

17.45 - Event begins

19.00 - Drinks Reception


Raad Khraishi is currently a Lead Data Scientist at NatWest Group where his work involves building machine learning solutions for a wide range of problems in areas such as financial crime, pricing, credit risk, and portfolio management. Raad also leads advanced research in areas such as deep learning, language models, privacy, and reinforcement learning. He holds a BA in Economics from UCSB, an MSc in Economics from UCL, and is currently pursuing his PhD with a focus on finance and machine learning at UCLโ€™s Institute of Finance & Technology.

Previously, Raad has also worked as a data scientist in the Pricing team at NatWest Group and as an econometrician within the Economic Consulting team at Deloitte.


IFT's Conversations with Industry series was launched in 2019 to bring real-world examples of digital finance innovation and creativity to a classroom setting. Held annually throughout UCL's Spring Term, the series demonstrates how industrial ecosystems in London and beyond are approaching the topics of finance and technology. These sessions are hosted by IFT's Industrial Director Paola Bergamaschi-Broyd.

Conversations are open to the general public to attend, particularly to those who have a background or an interest in finance and technology. All conversations are followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A and an informal drinks and networking reception at the venue.


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