Institute for Financial Services Analytics


The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is proud to announce our Seminar Series schedule for 2014-2015. The Seminar Series will be held on the following Fridays from 2:00pm-3:00pm in 236 Purnell Hall unless otherwise noted.  Additional speakers and dates will be announced soon.

Date                      Speaker                         Time and Location

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.

10/24/2014         Russ Wermers   

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.

11/7/2014            Louiqa Raschid 

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.

2/18/2015            Anindya Ghose                                

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.

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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