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Big Red Data

By: Chris Woolston

Data scientists never really know where their work is going to take them. David Shmoys, the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies at Cornell Engineering, has applied his mathematical tools to topics ranging from woodpecker populations to bike sharing programs. And when a global pandemic broke out, he was ready to shift his attention to the biggest crisis of our time. Nobody really saw the novel coronavirus coming, but data scientists at Cornell had still been preparing for the moment. Over the years, they have been developing models and mathematical techniques... Read more

Cornell ORIE students help local inmates

ORIE students help others grow & find success

By: Olivia M. Hall

As Andrew Daw first approached the gates of the Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, N.Y. in January 2019, he felt a bit daunted. This was, after all, his first experience with prison. But unlike the inmates he was about to meet, the Cornell doctoral student was here voluntarily and free to leave a few hours later. He had come to teach introductory college-level math to a classroom of some of the most grateful students he would ever encounter. Daw is one of several ORIE students who have been reaching out beyond the comforts of campus to share lessons in mathematics and critical thinking... Read more

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

On Friday, December 6, 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 alum Zach Escalante '13 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