Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn

Applied statistician in finance

Queen's University Belfast

Biography

I am a passionate applied statistician who encourages active learning using a growth mindset. I teach students using experiential learning to encourage experimentation. My goal is to develop students' employability, resilience, confident humility and empirical curiosity. I run the masters in quantitative finance and teaches graduate-level statistics for time series and a course on financial machine learning entitled algorithmic trading and investment. Finally, I built and maintained a financial technology platform called Q-RaP, a high-performance cloud computing stack for teaching econometrics, AI and machine learning in the Management School. These resources empower students to create digital solutions to complex business problems which are code-interoperable, credible, and reproducible. I research to feed my curiosity and build confident humility, advocating the responsible use of cutting edge statistics. My current research projects focus on statistical learning in finance, responsible AI, risk and financial regulation in banking, and association football. I have extensive knowledge transfer experience having raised over £450,000 for impactful research projects and been principal investigator on AI and machine learning projects in the FinTech industry.

Interests
  • Econometrics, AI, and machine learning
  • Bayesian inference in finance
  • Trustworthy AI in finance
  • Risk analytics and financial regulation
  • Association football economics
Education
  • Chartered Statistician, 2019

    Royal Statistics Society

  • PhD in Finance, 2010

    Queen's University Belfast

  • MSc in Finance, 2008

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Skills

R

Expert

Statistics

Professional Expert

Python

Expert

Bodhranisation

Professional Expert

Cloud Computing

Expert

Linux

Expert

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Lecturer
Sep 2010 – Present Belfast
 
 
 
 
 
Retraining to be an academic
QUB and RMIT
Jan 2006 – Jul 2010
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Liquidity Managemet
Henderson Global Investors
Jan 1998 – Jan 2004 London
Trading and managed Forex risk for fund management.
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Consultant
City Financial
Sep 1995 – Jan 1998 London
Wealth management and consulting