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Institute for Financial Services Analytics

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is the result of a collaboration between the University of Delaware and JPMorgan Chase. Housed in the Lerner College, the IFSA is at the intersection of industry and education, from informing industry operations and efficiencies to revolutionizing teaching and shaping UD’s business and engineering curricula.

This collaboration with JPMorgan Chase — our work in guiding a continually transforming industry and preparing technologists for it — has been one of the most rewarding for us. I know the IFSA will launch some incredible innovations in the financial services sectors and of course, managing big data is central to this outcome: capturing it, storing it, searching, sharing, analyzing, visualizing it and, ultimately, exploiting it.”

-Former UD President Patrick Harker​

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Big Data

Industry, academic partners meet to discuss analytics and implications of big data

Every minute of every day, data grows exponentially. Web and social media activities, cell phone and GPS signals, business transaction records, digital documents and more generate massive amounts of data.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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