WHU students Maximilian Gekle and Lukas Ryll received the NVIDIA GPU Grant for their bachelor thesis on the use of Artificial Intelligence in asset management. Their thesis titled “Active vs. Passive Investment Strategies in the Wake of Artificial Intelligence” analyzes the applicability of machine learning algorithms for active and passive portfolio management strategies. Their research is supervised by Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf and Sebastian Seidens at the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
The NVIDIA GPU Grant is dedicated to empowering exceptional researchers at leading universities worldwide. The grant focuses exclusively on cutting-edge technological innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and GPU Computing. As part of the grant Gekle and Ryll received a brand new GeForce Titan Xp GPU processing unit as an unrestricted donation for their research.