The Team Behind EventStudyTools

Anton Levchenko, PhD (Mathematical Modelling and Computational Methods)
Algorithm Design, Programming, and Software Architecture
Anton holds a PhD in Mathematical Modelling and Computational Methods. With more than 10 years of lecturing experience in informatics and database design at university-level as well as extensive coding experience, Anton is our technology expert. He is the creative architect of our system that meshes various programming languages and overcomes (almost) all flaws present in the data users provide to our research apps.
Simon Müller, PhD (Maths)
Statistics and Machine Learning
Simon is the mathematical mastermind turning our apps intelligent. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and is member of the American Statistical Association. Simon translates the statistical models described in scientific publications into actionable code that forms the heart of our research apps. He is an expert in all major statistical programming languages. Besides driving the development of our research apps Simon has his own statistical consulting firm (
Prof. Pankaj Patel, PhD (Entrepreneurship)
Research Ecosystem + Scientific Collaboration
Pankaj C. Patel is an associate professor of management and drives the adoption of our research apps in academia. In this role, he heads and designs our research ecosystem and initiates research projects based on news analytics and the event study methodology.
Markus Schimmer, PhD (Strategy)
Strategy and Business Development
Markus initiated this project and has built the team that develops EST. He is excited about the digital revolution and tries to put this new age's economic rules and trade-offs at work at EST. Among other choices, we thus apply the lean method, open source, global offshore talent, virtual infrastructure, the latest collaboration tools, and a meta-organizational structure with a strong core and an amorphous hull. Our ambition is to profitably deliver the highest grade scientific results for free to all.
Ivelin Angelov
News Analytics, Natural Language Processing, and Semantic Text Analysis
Ivelin knows how to read texts without reading them. He is our expert for news analytics, natural language processing (NLP) and semantic text analysis. Building on his experience in programming news analytics engines (, Ivelin makes our large scale research data sets conveniently accessible to affiliated researchers. Further, Ivelin develops NLP-based research apps to fuel the research ambitions of scholars. His stretch goal is to combine our apps and NLP techniques for developing alpha-seeking stock market trading engines.
Boris Zaydlin & Co.
Website Design and Business Multiplication
Boris is concerned about keeping our analytic cores busy. As the owner of an own software development company Boris hard-wires our APIs into third party applications and drives with partners our growth journey across geographies, apps and downstream applications. If you want to deploy our APIs or share the risks of application developments Boris & Co. are the ones to reach out for.
Anita Zuo (Qincheng Zuo)
China Desk and M&A Content and Services
As a native Chinese, Anita has joined Boris in establishing our presence in the Chinese market ( Further, Anita takes care of our market penetration in China and drives the development of our applications and use-cases in the M&A domain. She is knowledgeable on various topics surrounding M&A and has served as the editor of different M&A journals.
Henry Ford on behalf of those that built the open source tools we use
Open Innovation
"I invented nothing new. I simply assembled into a car the discoveries of other men, behind whom were centuries of work… Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing: progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready, and then it is inevitable." & "We are looking for a lot of men (and women) who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done" - Henry Ford, 1909