Grinis Research Intelligence & Technologies

GrinisRIT develops simulation and data analytics software for the scientific community, as well as financial and entertainment industries. We offer consulting services and commercial support.

NOA: Nonlinear Optimisation Algorithms

We aim to make it easier to integrate optimisation with on-line learning, bayesian computation and large simulation frameworks through dedicated differentiable algorithms. Our solution is suitable for both research and applications in performance demanding systems such as encountered in streaming analytics, game development and high frequency trading.

Particle Physics

High energy physics (HEP) beyond colliders challenges mathematical models and their implementation in a unique way. We have to take into account complex interactions with the media the experiment takes place in. This however opens up the door to answer subtle questions not only about the HEP process studied, but also the media itself.

For example, the detection of atmospheric muons passing through various obstacles leads to the development of imaging tools (muography) for their matter density, as well as a possibility to discriminate materials traversed, based on their atomic number.

Data collected from such experiments becomes significant, and the equipment is getting accessible beyond the physics labs for applications. We build a software suite that leverages machine learning and AI technologies to carry out analysis and inference on that data with performance and modelling complexity suitable not only for further scientific work, but also meeting industry requirements.

  • Differentiable programming for particle physics simulations. to appear in JETP (2021) [arXiv] [QUARKS-2021 conference][notebook]

  • First order techniques for muon tomography. in preparation (2022)

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Our specific interest is in environmental control and survey tasks. Various industrial processes in geological formations, such as carbon dioxide capture sequestration, underground energy storage, enhanced oil recovery, hydraulic fracturing, well disposal, etc. could present safety and environmental risks including groundwater contamination. In the case of storage, any leaks would also be detrimental for the performance of the capture system.

This activity must be thoroughly monitored in order to avoid long-time pollution of freshwater aquifers in the subsurface.

We offer high performance solvers for inverse problems arising in monitoring systems based on hydro-thermo-mechanical-chemical data, but also muography, seismic surveys, gravimetry or inSAR.

  • Differentiable Model for Muon Transport and Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media with applications to Subsurface Pollution Monitoring, in preparation (2022)

Quantum Chemistry

We build a platform incorporating differentiable programming into ab initio molecular dynamics leading to a performant high-throughput computational sceening system for new materials identification.

One important application we focus on is carbon capture technologies. Rotor & amine scrubbing are very efficient but require large installations. Membrane capturing technology is compact, absorbing CO2 at relatively low pressures and ambient temperature. Therefore, it is more convenient to use in many scenarios, such as gas leaks capturing in geological storages.

However, improvement on membrane technology is required as only 60% effectiveness is attained as of now. This can be addressed with the design of materials that are incorporated into membrane's core, which is the challenge we are tackling with our platform.

  • Adjoint Sensitivity Method for Kohn-Sham Equations, in preparation (2022)

Quantitative Finance

We are building a derivative pricing library with a strong focus on the differentiable programming paradigm. We implement efficient algorithms for sensitivity analysis of various pricing models suitable for fast calibration in realtime trading environments, and benefiting from GPU acceleration for risk evaluation of large trading books. Yet our aim is to avoid as much as possible compromises on computational accuracy and underlying dynamics expressiveness needed in complex modelling set-ups.

We hope also that our approach will make it easier to integrate pricing components directly into algorithmic trading systems and machine learning pipelines, as well as portfolio and margin optimisation platforms.

  • NOA-ATRA: a trading analytics platform that leverages NOA and its Kotlin frontend within the KMath library.

  • Are Cryptocurrency Markets Running Behind the Fed? A Significant Shift in Crypto Markets Microstructure (2021) [SSRN] [Press Release]


Roland Grinis

Roland studied Maths at Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial. He worked in the financial industry as a quantitative developer building models for interest rates exotic derivatives and optimization algorithms for initial margins. His research interests lie in Mathematical & Computational Physics, Finance, Monte-Carlo Methods and Non-linear Programming.