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Cambridge University Press

A First Course in Random Matrix Theory

A First Course in Random Matrix Theory

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The real world is perceived and broken down as data, models and algorithms in the eyes of physicists and engineers. Data is noisy by nature and classical statistical tools have so far been successful in dealing with relatively smaller levels of randomness. The recent emergence of Big Data and the required computing power to analyse them have rendered classical tools outdated and insufficient. Tools such as random matrix theory and the study of large sample covariance matrices can efficiently process these big data sets and help make sense of modern, deep learning algorithms. Presenting an introductory calculus course for random matrices, the book focusses on modern concepts in matrix theory, generalising the standard concept of probabilistic independence to non-commuting random variables. Concretely worked out examples and applications to financial engineering and portfolio construction make this unique book an essential tool for physicists, engineers, data analysts, and economists.

Author: Marc Potters, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 12/03/2020
Pages: 370
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.90lbs
Size: 9.80h x 7.70w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781108488082

About the Author
Potters, Marc: - Marc Potters is Chief Investment Officer of CFM, an investment firm based in Paris. Marc maintains strong links with academia and as an expert in Random Matrix Theory, he has taught at UCLA and Sorbonne University. He is co-author of Theory of Financial Risk and Derivative Pricing (Cambridge 2003).Bouchaud, Jean-Philippe: - Jean-Philippe Bouchaud is a pioneer in Econophysics. His research includes random matrix theory, statistics of price formation, stock market fluctuations, and agent-based models for financial markets and macroeconomics. His previous books include Theory of Financial Risk and Derivative Pricing (Cambridge, 2003) and Trades, Quotes & Prices (Cambridge, 2018), and he has been the recipient of several prestigious, international awards.

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