Future of Machine Learning & Data : Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference

Future of Machine Learning & Data : Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference

17.15 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Future of Machine Learning & Data

Moderator: Tim Harrington, Founder BattleFin

Dr. Ioana Boier, Senior Principal Solutions Architect, NVIDIA, former Quant Research Lead, Citadel, Cristian Homescu, Investment & Portfolio Analytics, Chief Investment Office, Bank of America, Venk Kidambi, Founder Gyon Technologies Former Director Of Trading Research At Point72 Asset Management, Moritz Thoma Founder & CEO Peekd, Mike Lock, Executive Director, AQR Capital Management

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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan 2022 Future of Finance Conference

Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Tim Harrington CEO BattleFin

Tim is a co-founder and CEO of BattleFin Group, Inc.  He is CIO of the BattleFin Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Fund.  He is also responsible for strategy selection and allocations.  Furthermore, he has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Most recently Tim was the President and a Partner at Lion’s Path Capital, a hedge fund strategy incubator.  He sat on the Lion’s Path Investment Committee and identified and on boarded 30 fundamental portfolio managers since the launch in 2009. 

From January 2006 until 2009, Mr. Harrington was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Ventures where he was in charge of Global Technology, Media & Telecom Investments and served as a Portfolio Manager. From February 2002 until January 2006 he was a Telecom & Media Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital, a subsidiary of SAC Capital and managed a team of four investment professionals. Mr. Harrington graduated from Columbia College in 1998.  He was a member of the Columbia University Judiciary Board as well as a member of the varsity crew team.

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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Dr. Ioana Boier Senior Principal Solutions Architect Nvidia

Ioana Boier is a senior principal applied researcher and solutions architect at Nvidia. Her background is in Quantitative Finance and Computer Science. Prior to joining Nvidia, she built an extensive people and thought leadership track record at Alphadyne, Citadel LLC, BNP Paribas, and IBM T.J. Watson Research. Moreover, she has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. And lastly, Dr. Boier is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, 15 patents, and the winner of several awards for applied research delivered into products used by clients worldwide.

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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Cristian Homescu Investment & Portfolio Analytics Chief Investment Office Bank of America

Senior quant with practical knowledge of state-of-the-art approaches for quantitative investment strategies, goals-based wealth management, AI/Machine Learning applied to investment and wealth management, asset allocation, risk factor models, portfolio risk and attribution, derivatives pricing and hedging, scenario generation and stress testing.

Machine learning in investment and wealth management (what it works well, and not so well).

Design and implementation of state-of-the-art scenario-based portfolio optimization and analysis.

Practical experience to most asset classes, including equities, fixed income, commodities, FX, hedge funds, private equities.

Combination of passion and practical expertise for rapid and effective delivery of quantitative solutions in partnership with Lines of Business and Technology.

Extensive experience in design/selection/development of quantitative methods and packages.

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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Venk Kidambi Founder Gyon Technologies Former Director of Trading Research at Point 72 Asset Management

Venkatesh Kidambi is the Founder of Gyon Technologies Capital Management, LP (“GTCM”), which is a registered investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission in operation since Oct 2019. Venk Kidambi founded GTCM, a quantitative asset management company, to pursue an idea to bridge the process and methodology gaps between fundamental and quantitative long-short equity strategies. GTCM has since expanded into other areas as well. In addition, Kidambi manages and contributes to the entire quantitative process, from data management to alpha generation.

Prior to founding GTCM, from 2015 to 2017. Kidambi served as the Managing Director of Alpha Research at Citadel, and from 2010 to 2015 as the Director of Trading Research at Point 72 Asset Management, formerly SAC Capital.

Prior to that, he served as the head of Financial Engineering at Fidelity Capital Markets from 2006 to 2010. And as a Vice President in charge of the Fair Value Model product at Investment Technology Group, 2003 to 2006. Before finance, Kidambi worked as a scientist at GTE Internetworking/Genuity. Building traffic models and estimating internet flow patterns from 1999 to 2003. Kidambi earned a B.S. in Physics. A B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1994. And a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Theory from Northeastern University in 1999. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007.

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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile : Moritz Thoma Founder & CEO peekd


Moritz is the CEO of peekd, co-founding the company in 2017. Before peekd, Moritz built one of the largest lead generators for real estate agents as CO-Founder with 123makler and sold it to PlanetHome AG.

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About peekd:
peekd is the Transaction Intelligence Platform for global e-commerce. We are the only player in the market that has made online transactions the core of its Intelligence Platform.

We measure sales of millions of products across thousands of retailers every month and provide the most reliable guide through global eCommerce.

peekd was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Berlin and has an office in New York.

Moritz Thoma Founder & CEO peekd

AQR Capital Management Biography Portrait

Mike Lock is an Executive Director and founding member of the Machine Learning group at AQR. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Financial Data Science. Before entering finance, Mike held a postdoctoral fellowship in mathematics shared between the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley and the University of Texas. Moreover, his research was primarily in the fields of differential geometry, geometric analysis, and complex geometry. Lastly, Mike earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and a BA in mathematics from Columbia University.

Mike Lock AQR Capital Management On Machine Learning & Data