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Fintech & Financial Services

New technological advancements and regulations have substantially altered how financial services are delivered. FinTech presents huge opportunities for economic and societal benefit.

Innovative businesses can develop new services that give consumers more choice about how they manage their money. These innovations in FinTech can help address societal challenges such as problem debt, inequality, and climate change. But they also present new and important ethical, legal and security challenges.

We are creating innovative programmes focused on solving problems and applying skillsets that are relevant for the FinTech workforce now and in the future; developing interdisciplinary research to address societal challenges and explore new business models linked to the delivery of financial services; and working with partners to develop solutions to address industrial challenges for societal benefit.

This cluster is led by Professor Gbenga Ibikunle

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Economics of Financial Technology Conference

In May 2022, the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the University of Edinburgh Business School organised the First Edinburgh Conference on the Economics of Financial Technology in order to stimulate debate and research on financial innovation and the digital economy and how they impact welfare. The conference brought together academics, policymakers, and finance professionals to share new insights and discuss the economic issues related to the application of technology to the practice of finance in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.

Visit the Conference website

Research Seminars

Decades of relentless technological innovations and new regulations have altered the finance sector. Financial products and markets have never been more reliant on technology.

In this research seminars series, leading researchers from across the University of Edinburgh and partner research institutions will offer an unvarnished view of the emerging sector at the intersection of finance, technology and policy. They will advance debates on the topical issues in FinTech and its interaction with the society, from technological innovations to regulatory issues.

Our Areas of Expertise

Andre Santos
Interests:
big data analytics
business analytics
data analytics
econometrics of financial markets
empirical asset pricing
finance & investment
financial econometrics
forecasting in finance & marketing
predictive analytics
statistics for finance

Andre Santos

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Andre.Santos@ed.ac.uk
Ronan Gallagher
Interests:
pension funds
payout policy
investment

Ronan Gallagher

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: ronan.gallagher@ed.ac.uk
Ben Sila
Interests:
banks
boards
corporate culture

Ben Sila

Banking, Finance and Markets
e: ben.sila@ed.ac.uk
Gbenga
Interests:
financial market microstructure
algorithmic trading
machine learning in finance

Gbenga Ibikunle

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: Gbenga.Ibikunle@ed.ac.uk
Maria Michou
Interests:
capital market anomalies
empirical asset pricing
empirical corporate finance
behavioural corporate finance
market based accounting research

Maria Michou

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: Maria.Michou@ed.ac.uk
Jonathan Crook
Interests:
credit scoring
survival analysis
financial exclusion
sample selection problems
consumption and finance models

Jonathan Crook

Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: j.crook@ed.ac.uk
Filippo Menolascina
Interests:
private equity
venture capital
data-driven investments
entrepreneurial finance
startups

Filippo Menolascina

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: filippo.menolascina@ed.ac.uk
Wenxuan Hou
Interests:
fintech
initial coin offerings
machine learning
corporate finance
corporate governance

Wenxuan Hou

Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
e: wenxuan.hou@ed.ac.uk
maria boutchkova
Interests:
corporate ownership
ESG
executive compensation

Maria Boutchkova

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: maria.boutchkova@ed.ac.uk
Rafael Lima Sakr
Interests:
financial market microstructure
financial and monetary law and policy
fintech
development and sustainable finance;

Rafael Lima Sakr

Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: rafael.sakr@ed.ac.uk
Profile of Ben Moews
Interests:
Bayesian inference
machine and deep learning
high-performance computing
computational finance

Ben Moews

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: ben.moews@ed.ac.uk
Luca Taschini
Interests:
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance
environmental economics

Luca Taschini

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: luca.taschini@ed.ac.uk
Adamantios Ntakaris
Interests:
artificial intelligence
high-frequency trading
limit order books
quantitative finance

Adamantios Ntakaris

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: adamantios.ntakaris@ed.ac.uk
Theodor Cojoianu
Interests:
sustainable financial data science
green finance policy
net-zero investing
financial technology innovation

Theodor Cojoianu

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: theodor.cojoianu@ed.ac.uk
Joosung Lee
Interests:
auction
pricing
revenue management
fairness
mechanism design
game theory
economic theory

Joosung Lee

Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Management Science and Operations Research
e: joosung.lee@ed.ac.uk
Angelica Gonzalez
Interests:
gender diversity
boards of directors
ownership structure

Angelica Gonzalez

Banking, Finance and Markets
e: Angelica.Gonzalez@ed.ac.uk
Emilios A
Interests:
blockchain
fintech
regtech
securities
financial stability
banking law
financial law
regulation of digital currencies

Emilios Avgouleas

Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: emilios.avgouleas@ed.ac.uk
Khaladdin Rzayev
Interests:
market microstructure
high-frequency trading
market quality
big data analysis

Khaladdin Rzayev

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: khaladdin.rzayev@ed.ac.uk
David Siska
Interests:
stochastic control
differential and mean-field games
machine learning
liquidity modelling
market microstructure modelling
optimal execution and trading

David Siska

Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: d.siska@ed.ac.uk
Jake Ansell
Interests:
data science
statistics
banking
synthetic data
machine learning
tourist flow
over-tourism
metrics for tourism
tourism models
sentiment analysis

Jake Ansell

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: J.Ansell@ed.ac.uk
Yizhe Dong
Interests:
alternative finance
credit risk assessment
merger and acquisition
equity valuation

Yizhe Dong

Banking, Finance and Markets
e: yizhe.dong@ed.ac.uk
Fernando Moreira
Interests:
banking regulation
bank stability
causal inference
impact evaluation

Fernando Moreira

Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
e: fernando.moreira@ed.ac.uk
Jo Danbolt
Interests:
merger and acquisition
corporate banking

Jo Danbolt

Banking, Finance and Markets
e: Jo.Danbolt@ed.ac.uk
Profile of Ben Moews
Interests:
Bayesian inference
machine and deep learning
high-performance computing
computational finance

Ben Moews

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: ben.moews@ed.ac.uk
Yi Cao
Interests:
data analytics
option pricing
financial forecasting model
quantitative investment strategy

Yi Cao

Asset Pricing and Investments
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: yi.cao@ed.ac.uk
Ronan Gallagher
Interests:
pension funds
payout policy
investment

Ronan Gallagher

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: ronan.gallagher@ed.ac.uk
Filippo Menolascina
Interests:
private equity
venture capital
data-driven investments
entrepreneurial finance
startups

Filippo Menolascina

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: filippo.menolascina@ed.ac.uk
Theodor Cojoianu
Interests:
sustainable financial data science
green finance policy
net-zero investing
financial technology innovation

Theodor Cojoianu

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: theodor.cojoianu@ed.ac.uk
Khaladdin Rzayev
Interests:
market microstructure
high-frequency trading
market quality
big data analysis

Khaladdin Rzayev

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: khaladdin.rzayev@ed.ac.uk
maria boutchkova
Interests:
corporate ownership
ESG
executive compensation

Maria Boutchkova

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: maria.boutchkova@ed.ac.uk
Gbenga
Interests:
financial market microstructure
algorithmic trading
machine learning in finance

Gbenga Ibikunle

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: Gbenga.Ibikunle@ed.ac.uk
Luca Taschini
Interests:
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance
environmental economics

Luca Taschini

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: luca.taschini@ed.ac.uk
Andre Santos
Interests:
big data analytics
business analytics
data analytics
econometrics of financial markets
empirical asset pricing
finance & investment
financial econometrics
forecasting in finance & marketing
predictive analytics
statistics for finance

Andre Santos

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Andre.Santos@ed.ac.uk
Maria Michou
Interests:
capital market anomalies
empirical asset pricing
empirical corporate finance
behavioural corporate finance
market based accounting research

Maria Michou

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: Maria.Michou@ed.ac.uk
S Sabanis
Interests:
portfolio diversification
risk measures
derivative pricing
stochastic gradient algorithms
machine learning

Sotirios Sabanis

Asset Pricing and Investments
Design Informatics and Data Science
e: S.Sabanis@ed.ac.uk
Adamantios Ntakaris
Interests:
artificial intelligence
high-frequency trading
limit order books
quantitative finance

Adamantios Ntakaris

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: adamantios.ntakaris@ed.ac.uk
Joosung Lee
Interests:
auction
pricing
revenue management
fairness
mechanism design
game theory
economic theory

Joosung Lee

Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Management Science and Operations Research
e: joosung.lee@ed.ac.uk
Photo of Zexun Chen
Interests:
time series modelling
bayesian non-parametric modelling
algorithmic fairness
human mobility
machine learning in finance.

Zexun Chen

Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Zexun.Chen@ed.ac.uk
Belen Martin-Barragan
Interests:
Optimization
Classification
Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance

Belen Martin-Barragan

Data Analytics
Sustainable Finance
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: belen.martin@ed.ac.uk
Jake Ansell
Interests:
data science
statistics
banking
synthetic data
machine learning
tourist flow
over-tourism
metrics for tourism
tourism models
sentiment analysis

Jake Ansell

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: J.Ansell@ed.ac.uk
Jordana Viotto da Cruz
Interests:
crowdfunding
digital platforms
cryptocurrencies
blockchain
peer-to-peer lending
financial innovation

Jordana Viotto da Cruz

Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: jordana.viotto@ed.ac.uk
Profile of Ben Moews
Interests:
Bayesian inference
machine and deep learning
high-performance computing
computational finance

Ben Moews

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: ben.moews@ed.ac.uk
Andre Santos
Interests:
big data analytics
business analytics
data analytics
econometrics of financial markets
empirical asset pricing
finance & investment
financial econometrics
forecasting in finance & marketing
predictive analytics
statistics for finance

Andre Santos

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Andre.Santos@ed.ac.uk
Galina Andreeva
Interests:
credit risk modelling
alternative finance
fintech and financial inclusion
equal opportunities in access to credit
psychology of credit behaviour
national differences in credit risk
predictive modelling; gender differences
company financial performance; text mining
big data analysis

Galina Andreeva

Data Analytics
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Management Science and Operations Research
e: galina.andreeva@ed.ac.uk
Belen Martin-Barragan
Interests:
Optimization
Classification
Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance

Belen Martin-Barragan

Data Analytics
Sustainable Finance
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: belen.martin@ed.ac.uk
Emilios A
Interests:
blockchain
fintech
regtech
securities
financial stability
banking law
financial law
regulation of digital currencies

Emilios Avgouleas

Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: emilios.avgouleas@ed.ac.uk
M Rovatsos
Interests:
multiagent systems
agent-based modelling
game-theoretic AI
fair division

Michael Rovatsos

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: Michael.Rovatsos@ed.ac.uk
Profile of Ben Moews
Interests:
Bayesian inference
machine and deep learning
high-performance computing
computational finance

Ben Moews

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: ben.moews@ed.ac.uk
Jonathan Crook
Interests:
credit scoring
survival analysis
financial exclusion
sample selection problems
consumption and finance models

Jonathan Crook

Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: j.crook@ed.ac.uk
Khaladdin Rzayev
Interests:
market microstructure
high-frequency trading
market quality
big data analysis

Khaladdin Rzayev

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: khaladdin.rzayev@ed.ac.uk
Adamantios Ntakaris
Interests:
artificial intelligence
high-frequency trading
limit order books
quantitative finance

Adamantios Ntakaris

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: adamantios.ntakaris@ed.ac.uk
T Hospedales
Interests:
meta-learning
neuro-symbolic learning
deep reinforcement learning
index tracking

Timothy Hospedales

Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: t.hospedales@ed.ac.uk
Jake Ansell
Interests:
data science
statistics
banking
synthetic data
machine learning
tourist flow
over-tourism
metrics for tourism
tourism models
sentiment analysis

Jake Ansell

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: J.Ansell@ed.ac.uk
Vaishak Belle
Interests:
explainable AI
machine learning
fairness in machine learning
artificial intelligence
relational learning

Vaishak Belle

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: vaishak@ed.ac.uk
Filippo Menolascina
Interests:
private equity
venture capital
data-driven investments
entrepreneurial finance
startups

Filippo Menolascina

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: filippo.menolascina@ed.ac.uk
Yi Cao
Interests:
data analytics
option pricing
financial forecasting model
quantitative investment strategy

Yi Cao

Asset Pricing and Investments
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: yi.cao@ed.ac.uk
Photo of Zexun Chen
Interests:
time series modelling
bayesian non-parametric modelling
algorithmic fairness
human mobility
machine learning in finance.

Zexun Chen

Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Zexun.Chen@ed.ac.uk
R Calabrese
Interests:
credit risk modelling
fintech
explainable AI
cryptocurrency
big data
geospatial data
spatio-temporal modelling

Raffaella Calabrese

Data Analytics
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: raffaella.calabrese@ed.ac.uk
Andre Santos
Interests:
big data analytics
business analytics
data analytics
econometrics of financial markets
empirical asset pricing
finance & investment
financial econometrics
forecasting in finance & marketing
predictive analytics
statistics for finance

Andre Santos

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Andre.Santos@ed.ac.uk
Theodor Cojoianu
Interests:
sustainable financial data science
green finance policy
net-zero investing
financial technology innovation

Theodor Cojoianu

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: theodor.cojoianu@ed.ac.uk
Gbenga
Interests:
financial market microstructure
algorithmic trading
machine learning in finance

Gbenga Ibikunle

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: Gbenga.Ibikunle@ed.ac.uk
Belen Martin-Barragan
Interests:
Optimization
Classification
Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance

Belen Martin-Barragan

Data Analytics
Sustainable Finance
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: belen.martin@ed.ac.uk
Valerio Restocchi
Interests:
complex networks
agent-based simulations
spreading phenomena
financial contagion

Valerio Restocchi

Design Informatics and Data Science
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
e: V.restocchi@ed.ac.uk
R Calabrese
Interests:
credit risk modelling
fintech
explainable AI
cryptocurrency
big data
geospatial data
spatio-temporal modelling

Raffaella Calabrese

Data Analytics
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: raffaella.calabrese@ed.ac.uk
David Siska
Interests:
stochastic control
differential and mean-field games
machine learning
liquidity modelling
market microstructure modelling
optimal execution and trading

David Siska

Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: d.siska@ed.ac.uk
S Sabanis
Interests:
portfolio diversification
risk measures
derivative pricing
stochastic gradient algorithms
machine learning

Sotirios Sabanis

Asset Pricing and Investments
Design Informatics and Data Science
e: S.Sabanis@ed.ac.uk
Fernando Moreira
Interests:
banking regulation
bank stability
causal inference
impact evaluation

Fernando Moreira

Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
e: fernando.moreira@ed.ac.uk
Chris Speed
Interests:
design informatics
blockchain
internet of things
prototypes
workshops
design thinking
digital economy

Chris Speed

Data
Design Informatics and Data Science
Digital Design
e: c.speed@ed.ac.uk
Benjamin Bach
Interests:
data visualisation
virtual/mixed reality
human-computer interaction
networks

Benjamin Bach

Data
Design Informatics and Data Science
Digital Design
e: bbach@ed.ac.uk
Photo of Zexun Chen
Interests:
time series modelling
bayesian non-parametric modelling
algorithmic fairness
human mobility
machine learning in finance.

Zexun Chen

Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: Zexun.Chen@ed.ac.uk
Jake Ansell
Interests:
data science
statistics
banking
synthetic data
machine learning
tourist flow
over-tourism
metrics for tourism
tourism models
sentiment analysis

Jake Ansell

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: J.Ansell@ed.ac.uk
Joosung Lee
Interests:
auction
pricing
revenue management
fairness
mechanism design
game theory
economic theory

Joosung Lee

Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Management Science and Operations Research
e: joosung.lee@ed.ac.uk
Jake Ansell
Interests:
data science
statistics
banking
synthetic data
machine learning
tourist flow
over-tourism
metrics for tourism
tourism models
sentiment analysis

Jake Ansell

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: J.Ansell@ed.ac.uk
Ben Spigel
Interests:
entrepreneurship
scale-up entrepreneurship
entrepreneurial ecosystems
entrepreneurship policy
fintech entrepreneurship

Ben Spigel

Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: ben.spigel@ed.ac.uk
Jordana Viotto da Cruz
Interests:
crowdfunding
digital platforms
cryptocurrencies
blockchain
peer-to-peer lending
financial innovation

Jordana Viotto da Cruz

Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: jordana.viotto@ed.ac.uk
David Siska
Interests:
stochastic control
differential and mean-field games
machine learning
liquidity modelling
market microstructure modelling
optimal execution and trading

David Siska

Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: d.siska@ed.ac.uk
Aggelos_K
Interests:
cyber security
privacy
cryptography
distributed systems

Aggelos Kiayias

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: akiayias@inf.ed.ac.uk
Rafael Lima Sakr
Interests:
financial market microstructure
financial and monetary law and policy
fintech
development and sustainable finance;

Rafael Lima Sakr

Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: rafael.sakr@ed.ac.uk
Emilios A
Interests:
blockchain
fintech
regtech
securities
financial stability
banking law
financial law
regulation of digital currencies

Emilios Avgouleas

Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: emilios.avgouleas@ed.ac.uk
Ewelina Lacka
Interests:
technology adoption
technology use
digital innovation
visitor behaviour;

Ewelina Lacka

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: ewelina.lacka@ed.ac.uk
Theodor Cojoianu
Interests:
sustainable financial data science
green finance policy
net-zero investing
financial technology innovation

Theodor Cojoianu

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: theodor.cojoianu@ed.ac.uk
Filippo Menolascina
Interests:
private equity
venture capital
data-driven investments
entrepreneurial finance
startups

Filippo Menolascina

Asset Pricing and Investments
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: filippo.menolascina@ed.ac.uk
Tong Wang
Interests:
initial coin offering
peer-to-peer lending
decentralised mechanism design
online Nash bargaining
industrial economics
secondary data exploration
game theory

Tong Wang

Data Analytics
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: twang210@ed.ac.uk
Valerio Restocchi
Interests:
complex networks
agent-based simulations
spreading phenomena
financial contagion

Valerio Restocchi

Design Informatics and Data Science
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
e: V.restocchi@ed.ac.uk
T Spears
Interests:
OTC derivatives markets
cultures of financial modelling
calculative practices
valuation
risk management

Taylor Spears

Economic Sociology / Philosophy
e: taylor.spears@ed.ac.uk
Joosung Lee
Interests:
auction
pricing
revenue management
fairness
mechanism design
game theory
economic theory

Joosung Lee

Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Design Informatics and Data Science
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Management Science and Operations Research
e: joosung.lee@ed.ac.uk
Rafael Lima Sakr
Interests:
financial market microstructure
financial and monetary law and policy
fintech
development and sustainable finance;

Rafael Lima Sakr

Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: rafael.sakr@ed.ac.uk
M Rovatsos
Interests:
multiagent systems
agent-based modelling
game-theoretic AI
fair division

Michael Rovatsos

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: Michael.Rovatsos@ed.ac.uk
Jake Ansell
Interests:
data science
statistics
banking
synthetic data
machine learning
tourist flow
over-tourism
metrics for tourism
tourism models
sentiment analysis

Jake Ansell

Data Analytics
Destination Management & Sustainable Tourism
Technologies in Tourism
Visitor Attitudes, Behaviour & Flow
Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: J.Ansell@ed.ac.uk
Galina Andreeva
Interests:
credit risk modelling
alternative finance
fintech and financial inclusion
equal opportunities in access to credit
psychology of credit behaviour
national differences in credit risk
predictive modelling; gender differences
company financial performance; text mining
big data analysis

Galina Andreeva

Data Analytics
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Management Science and Operations Research
e: galina.andreeva@ed.ac.uk
Vaishak Belle
Interests:
explainable AI
machine learning
fairness in machine learning
artificial intelligence
relational learning

Vaishak Belle

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: vaishak@ed.ac.uk
Markus Kohlweiss
Interests:
verification
provable security
differential privacy
blockchain
key exchange

Markulf Kohlweiss

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
e: mkohlwei@ed.ac.uk
Wenxuan Hou
Interests:
fintech
initial coin offerings
machine learning
corporate finance
corporate governance

Wenxuan Hou

Banking, Finance and Markets
Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
e: wenxuan.hou@ed.ac.uk
Aggelos_K
Interests:
cyber security
privacy
cryptography
distributed systems

Aggelos Kiayias

Cybersecurity and Ethics of Technology Use
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: akiayias@inf.ed.ac.uk
Rafael Lima Sakr
Interests:
financial market microstructure
financial and monetary law and policy
fintech
development and sustainable finance;

Rafael Lima Sakr

Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Economic Sociology / Philosophy
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: rafael.sakr@ed.ac.uk
Gbenga
Interests:
financial market microstructure
algorithmic trading
machine learning in finance

Gbenga Ibikunle

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
e: Gbenga.Ibikunle@ed.ac.uk
Belen Martin-Barragan
Interests:
Optimization
Classification
Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance

Belen Martin-Barragan

Data Analytics
Sustainable Finance
Design Informatics and Data Science
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
e: belen.martin@ed.ac.uk
Theodor Cojoianu
Interests:
sustainable financial data science
green finance policy
net-zero investing
financial technology innovation

Theodor Cojoianu

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Innovation, E-commerce, Blockchain
e: theodor.cojoianu@ed.ac.uk
Luca Taschini
Interests:
Sustainable finance
climate change
carbon markets
environmental finance
environmental economics

Luca Taschini

Asset Pricing and Investments
Sustainable Finance
Banking, Finance and Markets
e: luca.taschini@ed.ac.uk

MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy

As technological advancements and new regulations change how financial services are delivered, and financial institutions look to take advantage of the growing availability of large amounts of data, the skills required to succeed within the finance sector have become more complex. The ability to develop complex and appropriate technical solutions is now prized by organisations in the finance industry from the large established companies to start-ups. Our MSc has been developed to equip you with the skills you need to meet existing industry challenges as well as be prepared for future ones.

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Doctoral Programme in FinTech

Our new Doctoral Programme in FinTech (PhD in Financial Technology) is a collaboration involving the University of Edinburgh, EIT Digital, FinTech Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to address the dearth of innovative and impactful research expertise in FinTech. It will train world-class students in partnership with businesses. With the help of sponsoring companies, early career researchers will accelerate the deployment of FinTech technologies from our laboratories to the private, public and third sectors in order to meet commercial and economic welfare objectives.

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A fundamental course for financial professionals focused on the consequences of climate change on finance – how to navigate data, measure risk, gain accurate insights for financial decision making, and capture opportunities related to transitioning to net zero. Delivered over 10 weeks with a mix of self-paced and live, facilitated discussions with participants from across the financial services sector.