PivotalPath Names Machine Learning Expert Vogelstein To Advisory Board

Feb 21 2017 | 6:37pm ET

Technology-driven hedge fund research platform and consultant PivotalPath has named machine learning expert Josh Vogelstein to its advisory board.

Dr. Vogelstein is a specialist in machine learning within the fields of neuroscience, statistics and computer science, according to a statement. He is currently an assistant professor in Biomedical Medical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and core faculty in both the Institute for Computational Medicine and the Center for Imaging Science. 

The Advisory Board will continue to influence PivotalPath’s multi-disciplinary academic underpinnings and actively improve the ability to convert qualitative judgment into proprietary quantitative analysis, the company said, in order to achieve the firm’s mission to provide better intelligence for better due diligence.

“Joshua brings a strong academic background and unique knowledge of big data that will enhance the deep-bench of our firm’s existing network of sophisticated investors, intelligence professionals, and academics,” said Jonathan Caplis, managing principal of PivotalPath.

Founded in 2010, PivotalPath conducts comprehensive qualitative due diligence and information analysis using proprietary methodologies on behalf of institutional investors, single and multi-family offices, pensions, endowments and foundations. PivotalPath advises on more than $7 billion in hedge fund assets. 

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