Institute for Financial Services Analytics

IFSA Affiliated Faculty

Director


Bintong Chen

Professor
Business Administration
Research Area: Optimization, game theory, and applications, supply chain and service operations management, productivity analysis and performance evaluation.
bchen@udel.edu
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 Faculty Fellows


John Cavazos
Associate Professor
Computer & Information Sciences
Research Area: High-performance computing, parallel programming languages and compilers, machine learning.
cavazos@udel.edu
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Harry Wang

Associate Professor
Accounting & Management Information Systems
Research Area: Business process management, business analytics and intelligence, services computing, enterprise systems.
hjwang@udel.edu
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Scholars


Gonzalo Arce
Charles Black Evans Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Area: Statistical learning, analysis and processing of high dimensional data.
arce@ece.udel.edu

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Adam Fleischhacker

Assistant Professor
Business Administration
Research Area: Short lifecycle supply chains, clinical trial supply chains, entropy-based uncertainty management, incorporating activity in data analytics.
ajf@udel.edu
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Paul Laux
Professor
Finance
Research Area: Financial economics, financial services industry structure, risk assessment and risk management, financial econometrics, corporate finance.
laux@udel.edu
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Affiliated Faculty


Rick Andrews

Professor
Business Administration
Research Area: Marketing, design and estimation of statistical models, consumer heterogeneity, market segmentation, survey design, forecasting, simulation methods.
andrewsr@udel.edu

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Nii Attoh-Okine
Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Area: Probability graphical models – Bayesian networks, belief functions, tensor analysis in large data analytics, game-theoretic probability.
okine@udel.edu

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Titus Awokuse

Professor
Applied Economics and Statistics
Research Area: International trade & investment policy, cconomic growth & development, health economics, applied time series analysis.
kuse@udel.edu

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Kenneth Barner
Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Area: Statistical signal processing, statistical modeling and adaptive systems, nonlinear and sparse signal processing, sensor networks and consensus systems.
barner@.udel.edu

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Stephan Bohacek
Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Area: Enterprise computing including cloud computing, performance analysis of enterprise computing such as web-based systems and big data computing systems, cyber-security, and networking.
bohacek@ece.udel.edu

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Jay Coughenour

Associate Professor
Finance
Research Area: Market microstructure, behavioral finance, market efficiency, and risk management.
coughenj@lerner.udel.edu
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Keith Decker
Associate Professor
Computer & Information Sciences
Research Area: Distributed problem solving and optimization, multi-agent systems, computational organization design,  distributed planning and scheduling, distributed information gathering, agent-based modeling and simulation.
decker@cis.udel.edu
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David Edwards
Professor
Mathematical Sciences
Research Area: Applications of asymptotics and perturbation methods, mathematical finance, box office dynamics and multicomponent surface-volume biochemical reactions.
edwards@math.udel.edu
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Hui Fang
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Area: Information retrieval, text mining, enterprise search, e-discovery.
hfang@udel.edu
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Guang Gao
Endowed Distiguished Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Area: Parallel systems, programming, and software; Parallel architectures and virtualization; Energy, resiliency, security; Compilers and runtime software technologies.
ggao@ee.udel.edu
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William Latham

Associate Professor
Economics
Research Area: Econometric analysis, economic and financial market modeling, innovation.
latham@udel.edu
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Xiaoming Li
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Area: High-performance computing applications, software optimization, code generation and optimization for GPU and cloud, high-level algorithm tuning, extreme parallel programming.
xli@ece.udel.edu
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Errol Lloyd
Professor
Computer & Information Sciences
Research Area: Design and analysis of algorithms, approximation algorithms for hard optimization problems, ad hoc and mobile networks, scheduling.
elloyd@udel.edu
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Babatunde Ogunnaike
William L. Friend Chaired Professor 
Chemical Engineering
Research Area: Control theory, applied statistics, stochastic modeling of complex systems.
ogunnaike@udel.edu
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Erwin Saniga

Dana Johnson Professor
Business Administration
Research Area: Mathematical modeling, applied and theoretical statistics, statistical process control, and  decision support systems.
saniga@udel.edu
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Gilberto Schleingiger
Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences
Research Area: Mathematical finance, mathematical biology, fluid dynamics, and other mathematical modeling applications.
schleini@math.udel.edu
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Stewart Shapiro

Professor
Business Administration
Research Area: Unconscious biasing effects in consumer judgment, factors affecting consumer attention and memory for visual stimuli, and the design of promotional messages aimed at decreasing substance abuse.
sshapiro@udel.edu
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David Stockman
Professor
Economics
Research Area: Dynamic optimization, dynamical systems, random dynamical systems, chaos theory, and macroeconomics.
stockman@udel.edu
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Bruce Weber

Professor
Business Administration
Research Area: Economic analysis of digital markets, strategies for computerized financial exchanges, designing electronic markets for quality and growth, behavioral analysis of trader decision-making.
bweber@udel.edu
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Clinton White

Professor
Accounting & Management Information Systems
Research Area: XML, XBRL for internal and external reporting, semantic modeling, interoperable/Integrated information systems.
skipw@udel.edu
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Cathy Wu

Edward G. Jefferson Chair Professor
Computer & Information Sciences
Big data anlytics, biomedical and health informatics, text mining, database.
wuc@dbi.udel.edu
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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