Micha Bender, PhD student, Goethe University, Frankfurt

OMI visitor April 2023 – July 2023

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with exceptional and motivated researchers at the OMI during my research stay. The institute’s collaborative environment, featuring weekly seminars during the semester, numerous workshops, and cross-disciplinary initiatives, provides a unique platform for cutting-edge research. My research stay has not only allowed me to refine my own work through insightful discussions and presentations but has also sparked ideas for future projects. I extend my deep thanks to Álvaro Cartea, Jen Desmond, all other researchers, and every student at OMI for making this time so special.” “


Laura Korber, PhD student, TU Berlin

OMI visitor Sept 2022 – Jan 2023 – publication

“My six-month research stay at OMI was an incredible opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the world within a nurturing and supportive environment. The diverse research projects, seminars and workshops broadened my understanding of various disciplines, helped me develop my research and ignited fresh insights for further work. The interaction with OMI’s dedicated researchers not only enriched my growth on academic and personal levels but also made my stay an enjoyable experience. I am deeply grateful to Álvaro Cartea and Jen Desmond for granting me this exceptional opportunity, and to all the OMI students for their continuous encouragement!”


Fernando Moreno-Pino, PhD student, University Carlos III, Madrid

OMI visitor May 2022 – October 2022 – publication

​​”Being a visiting researcher at the OMI has been a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with some of the best researchers in the world in a genuinely supportive environment. I had the chance to meet engaged and enthusiastic students and professors who helped me develop my research at the intersection of machine learning and quantitative finance. More importantly, they are tons of fun so you will surely have a great time! I am thankful to Stefan Zohren, Álvaro Cartea, and Jen Desmond for offering me the opportunity to conduct my research at such an incredible place, and to all students for their daily support.”


Harrison Waldon, PhD student, University of Texas at Austin

OMI visitor April 2022 – July 2022 – publication

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to spend four and a half months working alongside the world’s most fantastic, driven researchers at the OMI. During my time there, my collaborators and I wrote a paper characterizing the emergent behavior of machine learning algorithms in competitive environments by combining careful modelling, mathematical analysis, and game theory. This work has inspired additional projects that we are currently investigating. I would like to thank Álvaro Cartea, Jen Desmond, and each and every one of the students at OMI for both an incredibly valuable professional experience and for friendships that will surely last a lifetime. “


Anthony Coache, PhD student, University of Toronto

OMI visitor Jan 2022 – June 2022 – publication

“I loved my visit and had a wonderful experience collaborating with hard-working and motivated researchers on problems at the intersection of quantitative finance and machine learning. You can always have a chat with other students to share ideas, which makes the OMI a great environment for producing high-quality research work. I am very thankful to Alvaro Cartea, the OMI students, the other visiting students, and Jen Desmond for their support throughout my stay and the great Victoria seminars!”