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Philip Treleaven

Philip Treleaven

Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing, University College London

Philip Treleaven is Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Professor of Computing at UCL. Twenty years ago his research group development much of the early fraud detection technology and built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange.

For the past 12 years Prof. Treleaven’s research group has developed algorithmic trading systems with many of the leading investment banks and funds, and for the past 4 years they have worked on HFT trading risk and systemic risk with the Bank of England and FCA. Current research includes the application of blockchain technology to financial compliance and regulation.

About the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Analytics

The UK Centre ( is a collaboration of UCL, Imperial College and London School of Economics and the major financial institutions and commercial organisations.

The UK Centre has over 80 PhD students and 300 associated Masters students working on finance and business analytics, and is unique in placing them in banks and companies to develop advances analytics and software.