Nishant Das

My research interest is in understanding the psychology that shapes decision making.

I am currently working on developing innovative back-tested alpha generating trading strategies by aligning AI-cognition to market psychology. Read more about my trading strategy here.

I completed my PhD from IESE Business School, Barcelona during which I also visited Hass Business School, UC Berkeley as a research scholar. During my PhD, I explored large alternative data sets using machine learning techniques such as NLP, extracting statistically robust patterns & signals aligned to theory from psychology & behavioural economics in order to explain investor psychology. Read more about my research here.

While I was going through psychology literature, I started a personal project to create an Emotion Navigator & Memory Management App. I ended up developing and publishing the app as EMONAV. Read more about EMONAV here.

Prior to my PhD, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (Nuclear Engineering) from McMaster University, Canada. After that I worked as a management consultant and data scientist in Dubai for 7 years. During this period, I worked for leading government agencies, investment firms & MNC’s across the GCC to assist on a wide range of investment and management decisions.