First International Program on Analytics for Banks and Financial Institutions

The Conference Center, Niagara Falls
May 21st - May 27th, 2017

This program is jointly organized by the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) and the Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering Program (CDSE) at the University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), a banking research institute established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).



First International Programme on Analytics for Banks and Financial Institutions - 2017
Organized by:
University at Buffalo: Venu Govindaraju, Varun Chandola, Srirangaraj Setlur
IDRBT: A.S. Ramasastri,  Ravi Vadlamani 
  Day 1: Sunday - May 21, 2017
1900 - 2030 Welcome Reception:  Niagara Falls, NY TBD
  Day 2: Monday - May 22, 2017
0830 - 0900 Breakfast
0900 - 0915 Welcome Remarks:
Ken Tramposch - Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development,UB
0915 - 0930 Introductory Remarks and Overview of Program by Program Coordinators
Varun Chandola, Srirangaraj Setlur (UB) and Ravi Vadlamani (IDRBT)
0930 - 1100 Methods for Mining and Analyzing Financial Data - Part I
Mohamed Abdelhamid - Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach
1100 - 1130 Coffee Break
1130 - 1300 Methods for Mining and Analyzing Financial Data - Part II
Sanjukta Smith - Associate Professor, Management Science and Systems, UB
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1530 Data Driven Fraud Detection
Varun Chandola - Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UB
1530 - 1600 Coffee Break
1600 - 1700 Guest Lecture: Data Science for Improved Customer Analytics
Steve Simpson, Data Scientist, Gaggle
  Day 3: Tuesday - May 23, 2017
0830 - 0900 Breakfast 
0900 - 1030 Guest Lecture: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Business Intelligence
Amol Salunkhe - CTO, IIS
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Technical aspects of analyzing high-frequency stock prices
Dominik Roesch - Assistant Professor, Finance, UB
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 -1430 Guest Lecture: Data Governance and Security
Subbu Annaswamy CISA, CSQA - Executive Director, Internal Audit, Morgan Stanley
1430 - 1500 Coffee Break
1500 - 1630 Guest Lecture: Analytics for Risk Management in Financial Services
Nav Vaidyanathan - Model Risk Management, M&T Bank
  Day 4: Wednesday - May 24, 2017
0830 - 0900 Breakfast 
0900 - 1030 Guest Lecture: Business Intelligence tools for visualization and reporting
Amol Salunkhe - CTO IIS
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Guest Lecture: Machine Learning as a  Service
Sharat Chikkerur - Principal Data Scientist, Nanigans Inc.
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1500 Guest Presentation: Cloud-Backed Cognitive Edge Analytics: System Architectural Support 
Pradip Bose, Distinguished RSM, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
1500 - 1530 Coffee Break
1530 - 1700 Guest Presentation and Demo: IBM Solutions for Fintech
Jennifer Foley, Integration Architect -- Center for System Innovation at IBM, Dallas, TX
1730 - 1830 Visit to University at Buffalo campus
Machine learning research @ CUBS 
Srirangaraj Setlur, Principal Research Scientist, CSE, University at Buffalo
1900 - 2030 IDRBT Sponsored Dinner 
  Day 5: Thursday - May 25, 2017
0830 - 0900 Breakfast
0900 - 1230 Visit to Yahoo Data Center
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 -  Depart to Buffalo International Airport for trip to NYC
  Day 6: Friday - May 26, 2017
0845 Arrive at SUNY Global Center 116, East 55th Street New York, NY 10022
0900 - 1200 Guest Lectures: Financial analytics - Case studies and demonstrations
Practitioners from
Morgan Stanley and Deloitte
  Explore NYC and Lunch (on your own)
  Day 7: Saturday - May 27, 2017
0900 Feedback (Online) and Wrap-up