J.P. Morgan Asset Management added Arezu Moghadam as managing director and global head of data science. Moghadam will be based in New York and report to Kristian West, head of the firm’s investment platform team.

In her new role, Moghadam will lead the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods that will help drive solutions for data-driven investment decision-making, improved client engagement and operational effectiveness.

“We’re very excited about the knowledge and experience that Arezu brings to our team of data scientists here at J.P. Morgan,” West said. “The application of AI and data science to our investment process is a critical value-add and differentiator for us and we look forward to innovating even more in this space.”

Moghadam joined J.P. Morgan from Point 72, where she was head of quantitative analytics for its market intelligence unit. She was also previously lead quantitative investment researcher for Stone Ridge Asset Management and held roles with Oppenheimer Funds’ global multi-asset group and Goldman Sachs’ Global Portfolio Solutions.