Dr. Ernest P. Chan

Dr. Ernest P. Chan


Dr. Ernest Chan is CEO of financial machine learning firm, and an award-winning quantitative hedge fund manager and acclaimed quant finance author. He was previously a machine learning researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Morgan Stanley, and a proprietary trader at Credit Suisse.

He began his career as a machine learning researcher at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in the storied Human Language Technologies Group, where he built a text search engine that was ranked in the top 7 in a world-wide competition sponsored by the US Department of Defense. He later joined Morgan Stanley’s Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence Group in New York. He was also a quantitative researcher and trader for Credit Suisse, Mapleridge Capital in Toronto, and Maple Financial.

Ernie is the author of Quantitative Trading, Algorithmic Trading, and most recently Machine Trading, all published by Wiley. He also writes a popular blog at, and is an Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University’s Master’s in Data Science program.

Ernie earned his PhD in physics from Cornell University, and his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.

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