Institute for Financial Services Analytics


The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is proud to announce our Seminar Series schedule for 2014-2015. Additional speakers and dates will be announced soon.

Date                      Speaker                         Time and Location

5/20/2015          Xiao Fang                      220 One South Main 9:30am

Topic: Predict Adoption Probabilities in Social Networks

Xiao Fang is an Associate Professor of Ois Operations and Information Systems at the University of Utah. His research lies in the area of Business Analytics, with supporting methods and theories drawn from reference disciplines including Management Science and Computer Science.

5/19/2015          Patrick Fan                   221 One South Main 10:30am

Topic: An Integrated Text Analytic Framework for Product Defect Discovery

Dr. Weiguo (Patrick) Fan is a Full Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Full Professor of Computer Science (courtesy) and Director of the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Patrick teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Accounting (Principles and Intermediate), Business Data Communications, Object-Oriented System Development in Java, Management of Information Systems, Information Systems Auditing and Control, and Information System Security and Assurance at Virginia Tech.

5/15/2015          Luis Ortiz                      221 One South Main 9:30am-11:00am

Topic: On Networks and Behavior: Strategic Inference and Machine Learning

Luis E. Ortiz is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University. His research interest involve: Artificial intelligence, machine learning; computational game theory and economics; graphical models; computational probability and statistics; computational biology; and computational finance. Applications to complex systems.

3/20/2015          Russ Wermers             125 Alfred Lerner Hall 9:30am-11:00am  

Russ Wermers is Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His main research interests include studies of the efficiency of securities markets, as well as the role of institutional investors in setting stock prices.

2/19/2015        3rd Annual Risk Management Conference
Hosted by the Institute for Financial Services Analytics

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Perkins Student Center-Rodney Room

8:30 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Program Begins

Welcome Remarks - Bruce Weber, Dean, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware
Presentation 1: Applying Cognitive Computing to Cybersecurity
Dr. Charles Campbell Palmer, PhD, CTO, Security & Privacy, IBM Research

Presentation 2: Paydown Patterns in Consumer Credit Cards
Dr. Jialan Wang, PhD, Office of Research at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Presentation 3: TBD
Speaker from JPMC

Presentation 4: When Words Sweat: Written Words Can Predict Loan Default
Dr. Michal Herzenstein, Associate Professor of Marketing, Lerner College, University of Delaware

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Panel Discussion
Panel Discussions: Analytics for Social Good
Moderated by Roger Coffin, Associate Director, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware

To register:

2/18/2015          Anindya Ghose          132 East Delaware Ave. 10:30am-11:30am                               

Anindya Ghose is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. His research analyzes the economic consequences of the Internet on industries and markets transformed by its shared technology infrastructure. Professor Bell teaches Marketing Management in Wharton MBA and MBA for Executives Programs and Empirical Modeling in PhD program. 

11/7/2014          Louiqa Raschid             203 Ewing Hall 2:00pm-3:30pm

Topic: Financial Big Data and Data Science for Finance 

Louiqa Raschid is a professor at the University of Maryland where she holds appointments in the Smith School of Business, the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and the Department of Computer Science. She has over two decades of experience in data science, a computational paradigm with the potential to fundamentally change the way we exploit data driven decision making to support a broad range of human activities.

10/3/2014          Harikesh Nair             231 Alfred Lerner Hall 9:30am-11:00am          

Topic: Big Data and Marketing  Analytics in Gaming: Combining Empirical Models and Field Experimentation  

Dr. Nair is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Stanford GSB. His research is in the area of marketing analytics. His work brings together applied economic theory and econometric tools with Marketing data to better understand consumer behavior and to improve the strategic marketing decisions of firms.


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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