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IntelliTrade's Active Principals


Richard B. Hoppe

Dr. Hoppe holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Before forming IntelliTrade, Inc., in 1993, he was a full-time consultant in the financial industry, developing trading applications of machine intelligence for the Chicago Research & Trading Group, then (early 1990ís) the largest options market maker in the world. He spent the 1960s in aerospace and defense doing research and development on aircraft and spacecraft control systems. In the 1970s and 1980s he was a Professor of Psychology at Kenyon College in Ohio, where he taught Experimental Design & Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, and Organizational Psychology.He is currently an Affiliated Scholar in Biology at Kenyon College, where he teaches a course in evolutionary modeling.

Christopher P. Wendling

Mr. Wendling was educated in Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering at The Ohio State University, and the University of Akron, receiving his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He has extensive background in time series analysis and has written actuarial and loan analysis software, portfolio analysis software, and non-parametric risk analysis software using various advanced artificial intelligence methodologies. He has applied advanced algorithms in the A.I. field to the financial time series forecasting problem, including genetic algorithms used to evolve neural networks and perceptron maps, simulated annealing, multi-dimensional statistical analyses, and directed search algorithms for constraint satisfaction and optimization. These applications have been used by large international banks and hedge funds to improve their risk adjusted investment returns while improving alpha.

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