Prof Vasant Dhar is a professor at the Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science at New York University where he is the Director of the PhD program. He is also the founder of SCT Capital Management, one of the first systematic machine-learning-based hedge funds, with a track record of over 20 years.
Dhar’s research answers two related questions: (1) when should we trust AI machines that learn from data, and (2) how should we design machines in different domains to be sufficiently trustworthy for decision making?
His research has addressed these questions in a number of areas, most notably, in financial markets. Dhar has authored over 100 research papers, as well as articles for publications such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired, and the Harvard Business Review. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, National Public Radio and other media.