Mentor: Dr. Mahandrarajah Nimalendran
Warrington College of Business Administration
I enjoy the process of working on challenging problems in an experimental setting.
- Structured Finance
- Machine Learning
- University Scholars Program (2017-2018)
- Gator Student Investment Fund
Hobbies and Interests
Predicting Default Rates Using Machine Learning
My project will seek to predict changes in default rates by using a variety of SVMs. The inputs to the SVMs will be a collection of accounting and market variables. Data for default rates, bond ratings, and accounting variables will be retrieved through Bloomberg, WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services), and other sources. If successful, the project will produce a family of SVMs that can accurately predict changes in default rates. These SVMs will also provide insight into which variables are most important in the prediction of default rates.