I made two simplistic TensorFlow (1.x) notebooks for the benefit of my students at Copenhagen University, to demonstrate how vanilla neural nets (deeply) learn pricing of European calls and high dimensional basket options, together with a comparison with conventional polynomial regression models (a la LSM) and a quick, simple introduction to the implementation of deep learning models in TensorFlow.
Some (much) more advanced considerations for efficiently learning prices of trading books, including “twin” neural nets who learn values and risks, and the super efficient differential regularization, are found here: slideshare.net/AntoineSavine/deep-analytics
Back in March, I gave a series of lectures at Kings College London on automatic adjoint differentiation, backpropagation and machine learning, and how it all connects and applies to risk management of financial derivatives.
The lectures were recorded and made freely available online, either from Kings own page:
See a brief, non-technical abstract on QuantMinds page here. The 6-hour workshop is a technical one. We will discuss the mathematics of deep learning and back-propagation, and the application of AAD with implementations in Python/TensorFlow and C++. The presentation slides are found on my GitHub repo (Intro2AADinMachineLearningAndFinance.pdf), together with supplementary material: code, spreadsheets and notebooks in the folder ‘Workshop’: https://github.com/asavine/CompFinance
The event was arranged by Blanka Horvath, author of Deep Learning Volatility, where the matter of quick European option pricing in rough volatility models is resolved with deep learning methods. Thank you, Blanka.
Registration is absolutely free, but seating is limited to 40 people. I am looking forward to meet an audience interested in the most recent additions to computational finance.
I am working on a set of exercises and assignments for the chapters of the Modern Computational Finance book. In the meantime, interested readers will find below the final hand-in for the computational finance lecture of autumn 2018 at Copenhagen University, where the book is used as curriculum: