Stephen Owen is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas. Dr. Owen's primary research interests are empirical asset pricing and financial econometrics. His research focuses on topics related to financial machine learning, multivariate asset analysis in both U.S. and international markets, portfolio optimization and management, cryptocurrencies, high-performance computing applications, and textual analysis. In conjunction with his research, Dr. Owen has experience with and actively trades and invests in stocks, options, and cryptocurrencies. Dr. Owen teaches Financial Markets and Institutions (FINA 4400) at the undergraduate level and Python and Data Analytics for Finance (FINA 5250) at the graduate level, a new course he developed that is offered as of Fall 2022. Prior to joining the FIREL Faculty at UNT, Dr. Owen earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. As part of his graduate education, he studied machine learning in asset pricing at the Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics, University of Chicago. Dr. Owen received his undergraduate training in Economics from Brigham Young University and completed the Pre-PhD Finance Program in the Marriott School of Business.