The 8th Annual Conference

Big Data Finance 2020


Thursday, JUNE 4, 2020

AI - Blockchain - Connectivity - Data - Executive Perspective

Dhagash Mehta

Senior Investment Strategies Manager at Vanguard

Dhagash Mehta

Dr Dhagash Mehta is a Senior Investment Strategies Manager (Machine Learning and Asset Allocation) at Investment Strategies Group at Vanguard, and prior to that was a Principal Research Data Scientist at Vanguard. Dr Mehta is an Editorial Board Member at the Journal of Financial Data Science ( Dr. Mehta pursued his undergraduate studies in Physics in India, followed by Part III of Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge, and Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of Adelaide (Australia) as well as Imperial College London (UK). Before joining Vanguard, he was a Senior Research Scientist at United Technologies (UTX) Research Center, and prior to that a Research Assistant Professor at Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at University of Notre Dame. He has held multiple research positions at various reserach institutes such as Fields Institute in Toronto, Simons Institute for Theory of Computing at Berkeley, and the University of Cambridge (UK), Imperial College London (UK), the University of Adelaide (Australia), North Carolina State University (USA), Syracuse University (USA) and National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland). Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise are theory of machine/deep learning, and applications of machine learning in finance.. In particular, he has published 75+ research papers in reputed journals on optimization (convex and nonconvex), computational algebraic geometry, numerical analysis, network science and machine learning to solve various problems arising in financial services and wealth/asset management (and in the past, power systems and control theory; theoretical physics, jet-engines, HVAC and smart building systems).