Institute for Financial Services Analytics


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



Time and Location


Fiona Greig
Research Director, JP Morgan Chase Institute

Title: Using Big Data for the Public Good

Dr. Greig is the Research Director of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, whose core function is to use big data to address questions of social importance. The Institute's projects employ the extensive and varied data available from the bank's businesses to develop answers to questions that relate directly to social good. Dr. Greig will discuss results of several completed and ongoing research projects. One project, "Weathering Volatility," analyzes data from 2.5 million account holders to determine how income and consumption fluctuate on a monthly basis in recent years. The findings highlight low levels of income-consumption correlation, and the lack of sufficient savings buffers for the typical individual. Another ongoing project relates to the household finance and broader economic/social effects of recent fluctuations in energy prices. Dr. Greig will discuss the Institute's work broadly as well as project results.

11:00 am / 221 One South Main


David Bell

Professor of Marketing, Wharton

11:00 am / 221 One South Main


Yi Xu

Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of Maryland

11:00 am / 221 One South Main


Anindya Ghose

Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and Professor of Marketing, New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business


Seminars - Fall 2014 & Spring 2015


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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