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Cornell Professor Speaks to Wall Street’s Need to Train and Retain Diverse Technical Talent

On Friday, December 6th, Cornell University Professor Marcos Lopez de Prado testified to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services about the Impact of AI on Capital Markets and Jobs in the Financial Services Industry. His message was clear – retrain existing talent because technical expertise is becoming more important for the financial industry. Current and future generations of financial professionals should be “trained to work alongside algorithms.” Professor Lopez de Prado emphasized that technical education has the potential to be a powerful tool against discrimination and that the... Read more

Quant Finance Forum Panel Discussion

2019 Cornell Quant Finance Forum: Annual Event is Another Success!

The event, which featured a panel and a reception, sparked a lively discussion about ESG's impact on the financial community. Speakers included the following: Hendrik Bartel CEO and Co-Founder of TruValue Labs Audrey Choi Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at Morgan Stanley Ross Garon Managing Director at Point72 Asset Management, L.P., and President of Cubist Systematic Strategies, LLC Kathleen Houssels Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at AXA Investment Managers Rosenberg Equities Lukasz Pomorski Managing Director and Head of ESG Research at AQR... Read more

Zach Escalante

CFEM 2nd Annual Webscraping Workshops

CFEM '13 Zach Escalante led the second annual CFEM Webscraping Workshops for our students over the past two Fridays. Check out how our alumni give back to the community: https://lnkd.in/d5W4hga Read more

ORIE Adds Marcos Lopez de Prado to Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan

Marcos Lopez de Prado joins Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan as a Professor of Practice after leaving his post at AQR as Principal and Head of Machine Learning. "We are delighted to welcome Marcos at CFEM. He has been instrumental in developing and advancing our Financial Data Science certificate, and he brings over 20 years of quant experience into our classroom,” said Victoria Averbukh, Director of CFEM. Before formally joining CFEM, Professor Lopez de Prado taught his graduate course “Advances in Financial Machine Learning” as a CFEM practitioner since 2016. Marcos has been named... Read more

CFEM Alumni and Associate Director Liz Drummond

CFEM's End of the Year Post: Happy Summer to All!

We had so much fun catching up with old friends at Kingston Hall last Thursday. Over drinks and beef patties, incoming CFEM students celebrated the end of their first year and discussed their current summer internships. 100% of incoming CFEMers were placed in summer internships ( 68% of summer internship offers were a direct result of alumni connections and CFEM resume drops!) 98% of the FE students who completed their studies in December 2018 have accepted full-time offers and/or will pursue Ph.D. programs. We look forward to greeting all new students in Ithaca and New York City in the fall,... Read more

Hospicare group that organizes and promotes the annual Women Swimmin' event

Students’ software optimizes logistics for Women Swimmin’

By: Chris Dawson

If you are a fan of logic problems, you have probably seen some variant on the classic challenge involving moving a group of people or items from one place to another in the most efficient way possible, given several constraints. Sometimes the challenge is framed as getting a group of people across a single-track footbridge where certain individuals can never be on the bridge together; sometimes it involves transporting animals across a river with a canoe, but certain animals can never be together on one side of the river without a human there. If you have seen these sorts of problems, then... Read more

Celia Chen of Alliance Bernstein Talks to Crowd

Cornell-Citi Financial Data Science Seminar with Andrew Chin and Celia Chen

Alliance Bernstein's Andrew Chin (Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research) and Celia Chen (Data Scientist) came to the Cornell Tech campus on April 10th to discuss major changes in the asset management industry as a result of big data. This concludes our seminar series with Citi for the semester! We hope to collaborate again in the future, and we thank everyone for the continued support. Read more