Specialist in: Quantitative methods in decision sciences and finance
David Ardia is an associate professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal. His interests are in development of quantitative methods for finance, with a keen interest in asset allocation, risk management and text mining. In 2018 he was named Swiss Risk Manager of the Year by the Swiss Risk Association and was awarded the Henri Vloebergh Chair at Vrjie Universiteit Brussel in recognition of his contributions to the open-source community. He is a founding member of the organization Sentometrics. Before coming to HEC, he was an assistant professor of finance at both Laval and Neuchâtel universities. He also spent four years in the financial industry. David holds an MSc in applied mathematics, specialization quantitative finance, and a PhD in financial econometrics.