Dr. Zhang will speak on the advanced research arm of Bloomberg Labs, using NLP and Machine Learning to add value to the huge streams of real-time data being generated by the global financial markets. This talk concentrates on the tools that Labs develops for analyzing and making predictions from millions of news stories and social media messages each day.
Dr. James Zhang leads projects in NLP and Machine Learning Research at Bloomberg, managing multilingual technologies as part of Bloomberg Labs. Dr. Zhang's research focuses on building a semantically-enriched understanding of the world's financial, business, and economic data, whether supplied as text, graphs, satellite imagery, or streams of prices. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 2006.