William Voisine

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
 William Voisine


Ask me about
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Portfolio Selection
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Machine Learning


I'm a part-time and remote Research PhD student at the University of Essex. I live near Washington, DC, in the United States. My research areas are Financial Forecasting, Algorithmic Trading, and Portfolio Selection. My over 20-years of industry experience includes creating econometric forecasts for public sector programs to project resource needs, statistical analysis on datasets containing hundreds of millions of rows providing work quality insights, and financial system design assisting in the oversight and governance of acquisitions.


  • BSc Computer Information Systems (Husson University) (2002)

  • MSc Systems Engineering (The George Washington University) (2014)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Financial Forecasting

Developing novel methods of utilizing various data sources, ranging from macro economic indicators to news headlines, filtering noise, and creating algorithms to best project performance of a security or index over multiple time periods.

Portfolio Selection

Using multiple data sources and the application of algorithmic techniques to determine the most profitable combinations and proportions of securities to hold while dynamically predicting necessary changes over time.

Sentiment Analysis on Financial Market News

Using Transformers for natural language processing with focus on sentiment calculation and analysis of financial market news. Analyzing how market sentiment affects market prices and how this can be used to shape a portfolio.



Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time