Florian Lorenz

Previous Experience
  • Manager, Digital Forensics / Data Analytics at Stroz Friedberg
  • Senior Consultant, Intelligence and Investigations at Stroz Friedberg
  • Senior Research Data Analyst, at the Educational Testing Service
  • Lecturer, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Languages
  • German (Native Fluency)

Florian Lorenz

Associate Director, Analytics

Florian is an Associate Director based in New York at Exiger Analytics, a specialized division that combines cognitive computing with deep domain and systems expertise to deliver the firm’s data-driven solutions and services. He is a trained authority on transaction monitoring.

Florian joined Exiger from Stroz Friedberg, where he was a Manager. In this role, he focused on the evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorist Financing and Sanctions Screening Systems, as well as the application of Data Science to Compliance and Cyber Crime cases. While there, Florian developed a system for harnessing expert judgements in an automated system of fraud detection.

Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Florian was a Senior Research Data Analyst at the Educational Testing Service. Florian focused on statistical/NLP research as well as the psychometric assessment and mathematical optimization of the industry’s leading systems for rating written and spoken English, E-rater and Speech Rater. During his time at the Educational Testing Service, Florian co-authored multiple publications on measurement issues in automated scoring, and led the research culminating in the use of a new optimization method for the leading constructed response scoring engine.

Florian is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is certified in Sanctions Compliance. Florian has earned multiple master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and completed a master’s thesis on methods in Nonnegative Matrix Factorization. He also speaks German with native fluency.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. in Applied Measurement
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A. in Psychology
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. in Statistics
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Psychology with minor in Mathematics (with highest honors)
  • CAMS
  • Member, Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)