Manuel Morales is currently the lead AI scientist at National Bank since March 2018. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Montreal. Manuel has a Ph.D. in Mathematics (2003) from Concordia University and he has been a faculty member at the University of Montreal since 2005.
Having started his career studying applications of stochastic processes in finance and insurance, he developed a particular interest and expertise in Machine Learning as it applies in banking intelligence and quantitative finance. In particular, applications in High-Frequency Modeling are of interest. Although he continue to work on classical problems; he also has research projects in partnership with key industrial quantitative research teams in the finance and insurance sector. These projects are carried out under industry-funded research contracts that were possible thanks to a professional network that he built over the years and that now allows him to explore applied directions in new exciting fields.