Certificate Program in Machine Learning For Finance (CPMLF)

Build your career in Machine Learning For Finance

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CPMLF Program | Machine Learning For Finance Course Highlights

  • Comprehensive & Exhaustive Modules
  • Weekly Classroom Style Live Sessions
  • Python Practice Labs - Python Machine Learning Libraries
  • Front-to-Back ML Applications Development
  • Financial Dataset Domain Use Case Studies
  • Special Focus on Interpretability & Explainibility of Black Box ML Algorithms & Models
  • Tech Stack - Machine Learning Pipelines & Development
  • BFSI Industry Focused - Capstone Project

About Certificate Program in Machine Learning for Finance (CPMLF)

CPMLF - BFSI Career Roles

  • AI & ML Researcher
  • AI & ML Model Validator
  • Explainable AI & ML Expert
  • AI & ML Algo Designer
  • AI & ML Developer
  • AI & ML Product Owner

CPMLF - BFSI Core Competencies

  • Statistical Skills - Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
  • Probability Skills - Random Events, Experiments & Expectations
  • Mathematical Skills - Linear algebra, matrix operations, differential & integral calculus
  • Model development & validation skills
    - AI & ML methodology & Techniques
    - AI & ML model performance evaluation & validation
  • Programming Skills - Model building & deployment in PYTHON

CPMLF - Key Learning Outcomes

  • Supervised learning techniques
  • Unsupervised learning techniques
  • Deep learning techniques
  • Reinforcement learning techniques
  • Large natural language learning
  • Model optimization techniques
  • Model performance evaluation
  • AI & ML expandability
  • Model validation testing
  • BFSI Data Scientist

CPMLF Course Outline

Module 1 - Applied Mathematics for ML

2 Weeks
  • Statistical & Probability Theory & Applications
  • Linear Algebra & Matrix Vectorized Operations
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Functional Estimation & Global Minima/Maxima Based Optimization
  • Mathematical Modelling & Formulation

Module 2 – ML Supervised Learning Methods

8 Weeks
  • Statistical & ML Driven Regression - OLS, MLE, LASSO, RIDGE, Elastic-Net
  • Statistical & ML Driven Classification - Linear Classifiers (Logistic Logit, Probit Regression), Bagging (CART Decision Tree, Random forest), Boosting (Ada-Boost, XG-Boost), Support Vector Machines (SVM)
  • ML Model Hyper-Parameter Tuning & K-Fold Cross Validation
  • Machine Learning Model Optimization, Performance Evaluation & Model Explainibility
  • ML Quantitative Validation Tests

Module 3 - ML Un-Supervised Learning Methods

2 Weeks
  • Unsupervised & Semi-Supervised Learning
  • Statistical & ML Driven Clustering & Association - Hierarchal Clustering & Discriminant Analysis, K-Means Clustering, K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN)

Module 4 - ML Deep Learning Methods

5 Weeks
  • Deep Learning - Neural Network (DNN) Intro
  • Multi Layer Perceptron (MLP)
  • Artificial Neural Network (ANN)
  • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
  • Recurrent Neural Network (RNN)
  • RNN-Long Short Term Memory (LSTM)
  • RNN - Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU)
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL)

Module 5 - ML Natural Language Models (NLP)

3 Weeks
  • Unstructured Data Sets & Transformations
  • ML Driven Textual & Speech Processing
  • ML Driven Document Classification
  • ML Driven Image Classification
  • ML Driven Chat-bots

Module 6 - Capstone Project

1 Month
  • BFSI application project supervised by a BFSI SME expert industry mentor

CPMLF Course Calendar

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Why Choose CPMLF Course?

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Admission Process in Machine Learning for Finance Course

  • Send Your Application

  • Get on a call with a counsellor

  • Wait for Application Acceptance

  • Pay the fee & join the upcoming batch

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  • To whom this special program in Machine Learning (ML) is applicable ?

    This exhaustive ML program broadly caters to anyone & everyone looking for career avenues in emerging field of Machine Learning & Data Science irrespective of industry/sector yet we’ve designed the application part to specifically cover implementation use cases in below sub-fields:
    - Accounting & Finance
    - Risk Management
    - Portfolio Analytics
    - Trading & Investment Analysis
    - Regulatory & Internal Compliance
    - Computational Finance & Financial Engineering

  • What potential career avenues are available in the industry for the aspirants of this ML program?

    This ML program caters to building practitioner-level skills to broadly cater to any & all ML & Data Science driven role families with a few real examples from the job market given below :
    - Data Scientist for Financial/Accounting Decision Systems
    - Machine Learning Model Designer for Financial Forecasting & Predictive Models
    - Forensic Audit Data Scientist
    - Fraud Analytics Machine Learning Expert
    - Risk/Finance/Compliance Machine Learning Data Engineer
    - Machine Learning Modeler for Quantitative Financial Models
    - Machine Learning Driven Algorithmic Trader
    - Machine Learning Model Validation Expert

  • What skills one should possess to pursue Machine Learning & Data Science as a futuristic career path?

    - Machine Learning Technical Know-How - E.g. Supervised/Unsupervised/Reinforcement/Deep-Learning Techniques & Methods
    - Programming & Coding Skills - E.g. High Level & Powerful Languages Python, Julia, specific libraries/modules in SAS/R etc.
    - Mathematical Skills - E.g. Linear Algebra, Matrix & Vector Operations, Multivariate Calculus, Optimization Problems
    - Probability Theory & Statistical Skills - E.g. Probability Rules, Expectation, Conditional and Joint Distributions, Standard Distributions (Bernoulli, Binomial, Multinomial, Uniform and Gaussian)

  • What is the ML for Finance course structure & design?

    ML for Finance Course Design Framework

    Covering the essentials to enable anyone/everyone to take this course
    - ML Programming Preliminaries
    - ML Mathematical Preliminaries
    - ML Probability & Statistical Preliminaries
    Personalized live lectures from ML academicians & SME industry practitioners
    - ML Methodology
    - ML Finance Use Case Implementation
    Full blown pragmatic learning exposure
    - ML Python Labs with full time technical assistance
    - ML Finance Use Case Implementation
    - Capstone Project
    - Hackathon Style Contests
  • What kind of machine learning application use cases covered by CPMLF?

    - Financial Time Series (Price, Volatility, VaR, ES etc.) Forecasting using Deep Learning Neural Networks (NN) algorithms
    - Credit and counterparty credit risk modelling (PD, LGD, EAD, XVA, Margining etc.) using Ensemble Learning ML techniques
    - High Dimensionality Reduction using Principal Component Analysis (PCA)/Autoencoder
    - Derivative Pricing using Deep Learning Neural Networks (NN) algorithms
    - Investment Portfolio Construction & Optimization using Reinforcement Learning
    - Sentiment analysis on unstructured financial data using NLP algorithms
    - Many others….

  • How machine learning (ML) models disrupt the world of quant finance?

    - ML algorithms provides data-driven analytics versus assumption or theory based classical statistical models
    - ML algorithms are more proficient to handle non linearities, multicollinearities, curvature risk and tail risk
    - ML algorithms are more faster & efficient than statistical models
    - ML algorithms allows for more dynamic estimations, parameterizations and calibrations
    - ML algorithms can be made more consistent with front-office models leading to front-to-back integration
    - ML algorithms facilitates real time portfolio risk management, asset pricing and valuation
    - Many more…..

  • What machine learning allied competencies are built by CPMLF course?

    - Big Data & Processing Tech Stack
    - Data Engineering, Exploration and Exploitation
    - Data Synthetization & Simulations
    - Data Insights, Visualization & Story Telling
    - ML Devops - Design, Development, Debugging and Deployment
    - ML model fine-tuning and optimization
    - ML Research Expeditions
    - Many more…..

  • How CPMLF course is different from other such AIML course offerings?

    - Upstarter primers & preliminaries for scratch-up skill building - ML Stats, Probability, Math & Programming
    - Faculty includes - BFSI industry top senior ML practitioners & academia researchers
    - ML pragmatic hands-on learning approach – focused problem solving, BFSI case studies, ML financial use case library etc.
    - Exhaustive course coverage - ML Supervised, Semi-Supervised & Unsupervised Techniques
    - 250+ hours of live classroom lectures
    - Python prototyping labs & implementation workshops
    - ML front-to-back tech stack & deployment
    - Financial, Risk & Quants specific applications
    - ML capstone projects, research topics & white paper writing
    - Much more in-store….

  • What additional support is expected to be rendered by IIQF for CPMLF students?

    - Capstone & research project mentoring
    - BFSI industry ML core competencies awareness
    - Placement opportunities for machine learning, data science, quantitative modelling & analytics role families
    - Career guidance & coaching – skill evaluation, CV building, opportunity prospecting etc.
    - Mock-up interview preparations & grooming
    - Much more in-store…..

  • What my CPMLF learning journey will look like if I don’t posses any of the basis skills & awareness on Machine Learning careers in finance?

    - You will get lot of preparatory primers & preliminaries to get you the basic essential skills for machine learning
    - You will get personal mentoring to get you doubts clarified & get you additional resources to build in basics right
    - You will get the holistic know-how of programming & regular python labs practice sessions on coding problems
    - You will get tailor made use cases & dataset aligned to your area of interest for prototyping
    - You will get career guidance & counselling sessions to plan your aspirational career goal seeking
    - You will get the right suitable job opportunities & targeted advise on how to shape up yourself as a prospective candidate
    - Much more in-store….

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