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WorldQuant and Udacity Partner to Offer Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree Program


Students to gain in-demand skills including data science and machine

WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm, in partnership
with global online learning company Udacity announces the launch of a
new Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree program. Students
enrolled in the program will analyze real data and build financial
models by learning the basics of quantitative trading, as well as how to
analyze alternative data and use machine learning to generate trading

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Udacity and WorldQuant have collaborated with top industry professionals
with prior experience at leading financial institutions to ensure
students are exposed to the latest AI applications in trading and
quantitative finance. By learning from industry experts, students will
advance their finance knowledge, build a strong portfolio of real-world
projects and learn to generate trading signals using natural language
processing, recurrent neural networks and random forests. Graduates will
gain the quantitative skills currently in demand across multiple
functions and roles at hedge funds, investment banks and fintech

"WorldQuant is committed to bringing opportunity to talent globally.
This Nanodegree program is like a laser, it focuses exactly on what you
need today to succeed," said Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and CEO
of WorldQuant.

"Our research found that there is massive interest in learning how to
build financial models for trading, particularly among data analysts,
software engineers and programmers with Python skills," said Roshni
Jain, Director of Learning Products at Udacity. "This is why we're so
excited to announce our new Artificial Intelligence for Trading
Nanodegree program. We're especially pleased to have partnered with
WorldQuant to build this program, as it brings together our
groundbreaking learning platform with one of the true pioneers in the
quantitative trading space."

Throughout this program, students receive world-class support through
mentor-led study groups and detailed feedback from project reviewers.
Industry experts from top financial institutions provide actionable
insights and guidance during office hours, reinforcing the supportive
community of students.

The program consists of two three-month terms. In the first term,
students learn the basics of quantitative analysis, covering data
processing, trading signal generation and portfolio management. The
second term is focused on AI Algorithms for Trading, where students work
with alternative data and use machine learning to generate trading
signals and run backtests to evaluate signals. The classroom officially
opens on August 21, 2018, and students are able to enroll now.

About Udacity

Udacity is a global, online, lifelong learning platform connecting
education to jobs and providing students with skills to advance careers.
Udacity Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series
of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving
cars and AI to data science and digital marketing. Udacity collaborates
with more than 200 global industry partners including AT&T, Google,
Facebook, Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to close talent gaps. Headquartered
in Mountain View, Calif., the privately-funded company has operations in
Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland and the United Arab
Emirates. Its investors include Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz,
Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. For more information, please


WorldQuant is a global quantitative asset management firm that was
founded in 2007 by Igor Tulchinsky and now has over $7 billion in assets
under management. The firm has more than 25 offices in 15 countries and
over 650 employees and 900 consultants. WorldQuant develops and deploys
systematic investment strategies across a variety of asset classes in
global markets, utilizing a proprietary research platform and investment
process. For more information on WorldQuant's culture and philosophy,
please visit

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