Fedida, Named University Scholar, to Study Markets

GAINESVILLE, FL:  ISE student Adrien Fedida, a transfer student from France, has been named a University Scholar — a University of Florida program that allows undergraduates to engage in research with a professor over the course of their senior year.  Fedida will be working with Distinguished Professor Panos Pardalos.  “I am excited about the opportunity to work with Dr. Pardalos,” he said.

Fedida plans to study the dynamics of the stock market using large volumes of data to determine whether future market trends can be forecast. The ultimate goal being to have a more diversified, robust portfolio to maximize returns.  Using a network-based representation of the French stock market, they will model the correlation distribution between stocks over time to find maximum cliques (a classification of nodes in operations research) and assert their yield when compared to the French index.