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The Oxford-Man Institute, founded in 2007 as an innovative collaboration between the University of Oxford and Man Group, is to become part of the Department of Engineering Science focused on machine learning

The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), a world-leading academic institute for research into quantitative finance, will expand its focus on machine learning and data analytics, becoming part of the University's Department of Engineering Science from 1 August 2016.

The development of the OMI's focus will create a hub for machine learning and data analysis at Eagle House, the current home of the OMI and Man AHL's Oxford research lab. The OMI's researchers will be joined by the Department of Engineering Science's Machine Learning Group, a body of around 20 leading machine learning researchers who will relocate to Eagle House. The aim is to foster a stimulating environment composed of researchers focused on machine learning techniques, whereby machine learning and data analytics expertise can be shared and leveraged.

In addition, the intention is for the OMI to appoint two new Senior Research Fellows/Associate Professors in machine learning with a specific focus on quantitative finance. It is expected that these roles will be supported by PhD studentships and postdoctoral research assistants.

The University of Oxford and Man Group established the OMI in 2007 as a world-leading interdisciplinary academic institute for research into quantitative finance. The OMI will continue to conduct its outstanding research programme, now with the benefit of additional machine learning focus and expertise, both in techniques that are directly applicable to finance and those transferrable from other fields of study.