Swansea Uni computer science graduate’s project helps stock market traders

A 23-year-old computer science student, who developed an innovative solution for stock market traders, has received a top MSc degree from Swansea University.

Avishek Siris, from Bridgend, achieved the best grade in Swansea University’s postgraduate computer science qualification. He graduated on Monday, January 8th.

The top performing student joined Swansea University’s computer science department in 2013 and completed a three-year degree scheme. In that time, he aced his exams and coursework.

Throughout his studies, Siris achieved above-average grades, and was awarded a postgraduate scholarship to study on the MSc course at the university. He was the top of the class.

During the degree programme, he completed a range of projects demonstrating his passion for visual computing. In his final year, he designed a platform game.

Dr Ben Mora praised his work, saying: “An excellent student, possibly one of the best I have seen in recent years. He is highly committed and a hardworking programmer”.

He also conducted a project around the visualisation of financial data, coming up with a novel and intelligent analytics platform that helps casual traders.

“Casual traders, who trade in leisure time with limited funds, often find themselves vulnerable in a volatile and fluctuating market condition,” said the department.

“His tool supports better understanding of stock market, stock performance and trend prediction, and significantly promotes responsible trading.

Speaking about his achievements and his time at Swansea, Avishek said: “I have been fortunate enough to study at Swansea University, which provides a variety of outstanding facilities and lecturers with great experience.

Siris explained that he’s acquired a diverse set of skills over the past few years and that he has plans to conduct a PhD in computer science at the university.

“Additionally, over the years I had the pleasure of learning from both of my supervisors who taught me invaluable knowledge and skills, guiding me throughout my projects and studies,” he said.

“Overall, studying at Swansea University has been a wonderful journey and I am looking forward to continuing my PhD study.”