Dr. Petar Nikolov is a Quantitative Researcher, Alpha Analytics and Optimization at FactSet. In this role, he researches various index strategies that aim for a better risk-return ratio than the traditional market-capitalization-weighted indices, uses advanced machine learning techniques to evaluate the plausibility of a financial theories, and develops tools for data fetching and preparation, data and feature analysis, and simulations. Prior, he worked as a data scientist and a software developer. Dr. Nikolov earned a Doctor of Engineering degree in cybernetics as well as an M.Sc. and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Sofia.