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Date: March 18, 2016

Speaker: Dr. H. Raghav Rao

Raghav Rao is AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure, Assurance and Security at the University of Texas. Dr. Rao discussed how opportunity leads employees to unauthorized attempts on information systems applications in a financial institution.

Topic: Longitudal Investigation of Unauthorized Access Attempts on IS Applications in a Financial Institution

View Dr. Rao’s presentation on slideshare

March 3, 2016, IFSA 2016 Annual Conference: Disruptive Innovations in Financial Services

Speaker: Reena Aggarwal

Reena Aggarwal is the Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration, professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University.

View Aggarwal’s presentation on slideshare

Speaker: Yihan Fang

Yihan Fang is the CEO of Yirendai, a leading online lending marketplace in China. She has 15 years of experience in internet and financial services.

Speaker: George Samuel Samman

George Samman is a blockchain advisor, former CMO of Fuzo and Committee Chair of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA).

View Samman’s presentation on slideshare

Speaker: Brian Smyth

Brian Smyth is CTO, Emerging Payments, Chase Consumer Bank, J.P. Morgan.


Date: December 11, 2015

Speaker: Sandeep Patel

Topic: Computational Alchemy and Sampling Distributions: Applications for Thermodynamics of Chemical and Biochemical Systems

Date: November 13, 2015

Speaker: Yi Xu

Topic: The Impact of Valuation Heterogeneity and Network Structure on Equilibrium Prices in Supply Chain Networks


Date: November 6, 2015

Speaker: David Bell – Professor of Marketing, Wharton

Topic: Offline Showrooms and Customer Migration in Omni Channel Retail


Date: October 23, 2015

Speaker: Fiona Greig

Topic: Using Big Data for the Public Good


Date: May 20, 2015

Speaker: Xiao Fang

Topic: Predict Adoption Probabilities in Social Networks

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/xfang31/home

Date: May 19, 2015

Speaker: Patrick Fan

Topic: An Integrated Text Analytic Framework for Product Defect Discovery

Website: http://www.acis.pamplin.vt.edu/fac/fan.htm

Date: May 15, 2015

Speaker: Luis Ortiz

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

Website: http://www3.cs.stonybrook.edu/~leortiz

Date: March 20, 2015

Speaker: Russ Wermers

Website: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/russell-wermers

Date: February 19, 2015, 3rd Annual Risk Management Conference

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: 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

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


Date: November 7, 2014

Speaker: Louiqa Raschid

Topic: Financial Big Data and Data Science for Finance

Website: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/louiqa-raschid
Abstract: http://www.lerner.udel.edu/centers/ifsa/data-science-finance-dsfin-louiqa-raschid

Date: October 3, 2014

Speaker: Harikesh Nair

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

Website: https://faculty-gsb.stanford.edu/nair/