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Ali Akhtari

I study Mathematical and Computing Sciences for Artificial Intelligence at Bocconi University. I work as a quantitative developer at Agron Capital (Pesko family office) to build systematic, trend-following trading software infrastructure and algorithms. I'm an incoming technology spring intern at Goldman Sachs and Optiver. I also volunteer at Cooperacy, an Italian research group that has presented its works at OuiShareFest, NYU Stern Collective Intelligence Conference, Techfestival, and g0v Summit.

I spend my free time writing. I used to write for Tarafdari as a sports columnist, where my works have been read roughly 5 million times. I co-founded Mr. Gamification blog (one of the most viewed gamification resources), and translated Gamification by Design, written by Cunningham and Zichermann, into Persian. I talked at the Farhangyian University of Qom as a guest lecturer on gamification in education. I contributed to F1Iran, the largest motorsport journal in the middle east, and maintained a personal blog that received more than a quarter of a million views by early 2021.
These days, I usually write about markets, statistics, and algorithmic trading. My works have been published by top software development publications, including Hacker Noon, TealFeed, and Level Up Coding. Check out my latest articles at Medium and Hacker Noon.

I'm half Kurd, half Azeri. I am fascinated by ancient philosophies like Taoism and Stoicism. I'm a neoclassical liberal, moral relativist, and voluntaryist. My personality type is ENTP, and I can read in six languages. I'm pansexual.