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BlackRock AI Labs

At BlackRock, we believe that AI can help meaningfully improve financial well-being. The AI Labs is the heart of innovation in AI at BlackRock. AI research and its applications help solve challenging problems throughout the firm, supporting BlackRock’s mission and improving client outcomes.

Leaders in Finance and AI

The AI Labs is composed of researchers, data scientists, and engineers; we are advised by world experts in statistics, machine learning, and optimization. We collaborate with leaders and financial experts throughout the firm to develop methods to solve their hardest technical problems and advance the fields of finance and AI.

Rachel Schutt
Co-head AI Labs
Rachel Schutt is the co-head of BlackRock AI Labs. She is a Managing Director and Technical Fellow.
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Stephen Boyd
Co-head AI Labs
Stephen Boyd is the co-head of BlackRock AI Labs. He is the Samsung Professor of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
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Trevor Hastie
The John A. Overdeck Professor of Statistics at Stanford University. He is known for his research in applied statistics, bioinformatics, and machine learning.
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Rob Tibshirani
A Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Biomedical Data Sciences at Stanford University. He has made important contributions to the analysis of complex datasets.
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Emmanuel Candes
The Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a member of the U.S. NAS.
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Mykel Kochenderfer
An Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. His research has focused on algorithms for the design of robust decision making systems.


The AI Labs conducts research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and finance, synthesizing ideas to drive innovation in both fields. BlackRock’s unique position as a global leader in finance and fintech provides a distinctive set of problems for AI and related fields that inspire novel approaches and techniques. We currently apply our expertise in statistics, machine learning, optimization, stochastic control, and decision theory to various problems throughout the firm, including retirement, trading, alternatives, and ETFs.

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We are always looking for researchers, data scientists, and engineers passionate about AI and finance. Help us solve hard problems and improve financial well-being.
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