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Mr Ritchie Ng

IT Youth, 2019

Ritchie is leading artificial intelligence at, an AI hedge fund based in Singapore comprising quants and traders from J.P. Morgan. He built the entire AI tech stack with proprietary data and deep learning algorithms in a production environment with rigorous time-sensitive and fail-safe software testing powering multi-million-dollar trades daily. Additionally, he co-runs, as portfolio manager, the fund's systematic end-to-end deep learning portfolio with the Chief Investment Officer.

He is also an NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) instructor leading all deep learning workshops in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and conducts workshops across Southeast Asia. He is currently working with NVIDIA on launching a global course on deep learning for teams comprising advanced developers.

His passion for enabling anyone to leverage on deep learning has led to the creation of Deep Learning Wizard where he taught and still continue to teach more than 3,000 students in over 100 countries around the world. The course is recognised by Soumith Chintala, Facebook AI Research, and Alfredo Canziani, Post-Doctoral Associate under Yann LeCun, as one of the first comprehensive PyTorch video course.

Previously he taught Deep Learning Foundations with Alfredo Canziani at Rwanda, Africa for the African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in 2018 that is supported by Google and Facebook.

In his research time, he is into deep learning research on drone and satellite imaging and financial time series with researchers in NUS, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), New York University (NYU), African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is a research scholar in NExT (NUS).

He had conducted research in meta-learning for hyperparameter optimisation for deep learning algorithms in NExT that is jointly setup between NUS, Tsinghua University and University of Southampton led by co-directors Prof Tat-Seng Chua, Prof Sun Maosong, and Prof Dame Wendy Hall.

Ritchie graduated from NUS where he was a NUS Global Merit Scholar, Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme Fellow, Philip Yeo Innovation Fellow, and NUS Enterprise I&E Practicum Award recipient.

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