Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

About Us


Fady Harfoush, PhD

Director & Clinical Lecturer

Prior to joining the Quinlan School of Business, Fady served as the Director of Data Warehouse and Applications Development for Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of multiple aggregated financial data. Fady is also the co-founder of Social Market Analytics. SMA's award-winning sentiment signature uses patent-pending algorithms and analytics framework to distill the vast social media big data into actionable intelligence by providing real-time predictive analysis for trading algorithms and business insights.

Fady began his career at Fermi High-Energy Physics Laboratory developing numerical techniques to simulate in 3-D complex particle accelerator problems. After a successful period of proven accomplishments that earned him recognition globally, he decided to transition to Wall Street. His new career quickly earned him credibility in the field. He has held numerous prominent roles at prestigious hedge fund firms, major financial institutions and leading financial data providers. His responsibilities have included data analytics & visualization, large data aggregation, enterprise risk management, trading systems & technologies, modeling techniques, financial data, systems integration, and building from inception production-ready, turn-key solutions.

Fady earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with an emphasis in 3-D numerical simulation methods from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fady speaks four languages fluently, and enjoys international travel and global multi-cultural engagements. His favorite retreat spot is somewhere along the Aegean sea on the Mediterranean.

“My favorite social media activity is a Keyif with college friends in Istanbul, a reunion at a Café in Paris, a Mezze gathering with high school friends in the mountains of Lebanon, or a Lavazza moment with colleagues in Chicago. No time on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn can replace such precious living experience moments.”