Mark Liu Ph.D.

Director of MS Finance Program, Associate Professor

Dr. Mark H. Liu is an associate professor of finance with tenure and the founding director of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of four books: Learn Generative AI with PyTorch (Manning Publications, 2024); AlphaGo Simplified (CRC Press, 2024); Machine Learning, Animated (CRC Press, 2023); Make Python Talk (No Starch Press, 2021). His research interest is in machine learning and corporate finance (IPOs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Financial Analysts, Dividend Policy, and Corporate Restructuring). He obtained his Ph.D. in finance from Boston College. Dr. Liu has published his research in top finance journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Review of Corporate Finance Studies.

Contact Information

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods
Phone: (859) 257-9842
Office: 345J Gatton College of B&E
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Ph.D., Boston College, 2004
M.A., University Of Western Ontario, 1998
B.S., Wuhan University, 1994

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