Norman Niemer is the Team Lead for an innovative data science project at UBS O'Connor, the hedge fund unit of UBS. He has worked in investment research on the buy-side for 7 years including the macro hedge fund Caxton Associates and a start-up hedge fund. Prior, Mr. Niemer worked on the sell-side at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch – he even founded a tech company in high school! He lead teams that won several high profile coding competitions including Techcrunch NY, Fintech NY and Mastercard Masters of Code NY. He holds a MS Financial Engineering from Columbia University and a BS in Banking and Finance from Cass Business School (London).