Head of Data Strategy and Sourcing, PDT Partners
Rob Morse is the Head of Data Strategy and Sourcing at PDT Partners, a quantitative hedge fund with $7bn in assets, based in New York City. He is chiefly responsible for sourcing datasets and working across research and technology groups to empower PDT’s model development. Previously, Rob was a Director of Sales Engineering at Orbital Insight Inc. and prior to that was an Equity Derivatives Trader at Goldman Sachs.
Additionally, Rob volunteers as a Co-Chair of the Young Professional Council for The Doe Fund; a non-profit that strives to help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency, is a member of the Young Patron’s Board for Yellowstone Forever, and is an Associate Board Member for Covenant House International.
He gained his B.S in Physics from Yale University and currently sits on the Alumni Board of Yale Rugby. He was a recipient of the Richard U. Light Fellowship for the study of Mandarin in Beijing, and received awards for leadership in and contributions to his residential college community. As part of his thesis, Rob co-authored Volcanic Tremors and Magma Wagging: Gas Flux Interactions and Forcing Mechanism (published in Geophysics Journal International, August 2013), which presents a multi-faceted Bernoulli and pressure foam model for unexplained pre-eruption volcanic tremors.