Research Projects

  • In partnership with Cognitivo Consulting , the purpose of the project is to investigate intelligent credit risk management techniques that leverage advanced data capture and modelling techniques as well as adaptive credit risk models that make use of the latest machine learning and AI techniques. Duration of the project: March 2017 to December 2018.
  • Performance of Islamic Funds, B. Saadouni (The University of Manchester), F. Rabhi (University of New South Wales), A. Rao and W. Mansoor (University of Dubai) and A. Hoque (University of Murdoch). The project aims to examine whether Islamic funds revise their portfolios around major Islamic Indices (e.g. Dow Jones World Market Islamic Index) revisions. The project also aims to test if Islamic funds portfolio revisions are driven by the sentiment (could be positive or negative) of the companies that are added (deleted) from the major Islamic Indices.
  • Information Services for Smart Cities: Our research group is participating in an initiative between Urban Growth New South Wales and Universities. Our role is to look at designing services for accessing and processing a number of data sources (including Open data) and developing a variety of Apps to facilitate analysis and visualisation of scenarios around planning smart cities. Period: 1 January 2018 (planned).
  • Evaluation of News Sentiment Datasets, F.A. Rabhi and I. Al Qudah: Designing a methodology and a platform for evaluating the impact of sentiment scores on a stock market. This project uses an event study methodology supported by ADAGE services to evaluate the impact of sentiment score goals using Thomson Reuters market data. Period: 1 July 2014 tol 31 December 2017.
  • Software Platform for Automatic Financial Advice, F.A. Rabhi and Ali Behnaz: Designing software services for a range of activities such as risk profiling, asset selection and portfolio construction. Includes the design of novel user interfaces for providing financial advice in an innovative way and big data analysis. Period: 1 January to 31 December 2017. Funding: Ignition Wealth Pty Ltd .
  • Enhancing Highlighter to Support External Data Interactions; F.A. Rabhi and L. Yao : This projects aims at using the Highlighter tool to derive simple Web interfaces from Excel spreadsheets. The case study is a simple spreadsheet that gives an investment manager control over asset selection and allocation. Period: 1 August to 31 December 2015. Funding: YTML Consulting Pty Ltd.
  • MBS Big Data Forum; N. Mehandjiev et al.: this is an initiative to promote big data research in several business areas. Our role is focusing on "Fraud and Manipulation Detection in Finance" area. Period: 15 September to 31 December 2015. Funding: Manchester Business School
  • Instantaneous Exchange of Information (IEOI) between tax juridictions. E. Mercuri: historically, these exchanges have been restricted by manual transfers or by depth of information provided. IEOI promises the capability to transfer information globally and efficiently and is designed to address the needs of the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative,Period: April 2011 to December 2018.
  • Topic-based Weighted Sentiment Analysis; Asso Hamzehei and Raymond Wong: This project aims to measure a topic’s sentiment on social network by discriminating texts and their authors through social influence analysis. Period: 1 Sep 2014 to 31 Aug 2017.
  • Tabular Data Extraction and Understanding, Roya Rastan and Helen Paik: Design and Implement a system to detect, extract and interpret tabular data in corporate announcements. This project provides a reusable and repeatable solution to process vast amount of unstructured documents without relying on any specific external knowledge base. Period: 1 October 2012 to 1 March 2016

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