Felix Drinkall

Quantitative Finance (2021 cohort)

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Felix is a DPhil candidate in the Engineering Department at the University of Oxford and is a member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He is the recipient of an Advanced Quantitative Methods studentship.  

Supervised by Stefan Zohren and Janet Pierrehumbert, the aim of his research is to combine the fields of Natural Language Processing and Time-Series Forecasting in order to develop more informed predictions that can result in real-world impact. The core of his research is the extraction of useful information from social media posts and news articles that could be informative in making forecasts of economic indices and supply chains.

Felix obtained an MEng in Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management (EEM) at Oxford University in which he achieved a First-Class degree. His Master’s Thesis predicted local COVID-19 caseloads from US state subreddits; the report was awarded the Edgell Sheppee Prize as the best Thesis on the EEM programme.  

Alongside Felix’s part-time studies he is a GB Rowing Athlete training at Leander Club. He is a current U23 World Champion having won the Men’s Eight in both 2019 and 2021. In his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the Vincent’s Fernside Scholarship for success in both academics and sport.