Ai & Quant Conference 2022 Hosted By MIT Sloan Quantitative Finance Club

Ai & Quant Conference 2022 Hosted By MIT Sloan Quantitative Finance Club

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Kresge Auditorium 183 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139

December 15th 2022 : Buy Tickets

07.00 – Registration 

07.45 – Opening Address from the Chairs: Director, MIT Sloan Quant Finance Club, Samson Qian & Conference Host Rebellion Research CEO, Alexander Fleiss

07.50 – Opening Address: Ai & Data Science In Context, Dr. Alfred Spector, Mathematician, MIT Visiting Scholar & fmr CTO Two Sigma

08.05 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Machine Learning vs. Optimal Control 

Moderator: Amal MoussaManaging Director, Goldman Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

Jeff Adams, Inventor of Amazon Alexa, Peng Cheng, Head of Machine Learning Strategies, JPMorgan, Dr. Ruchir Puri, Chief Scientist, IBM Research, Tony Berkman, Managing Director, Two Sigma, Carson Boneck, Chief Data Officer, Balyasny Asset Management L.P.

08.40 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Ai, Data & Investing

Moderator: Sahana Athreya, Forbes 30 Under 30, Data Scientist/QR – Investment Research, Millennium

Lisa Huang, Head of AI Investment Management and Planning, Fidelity, Dr. Ernest Chan, Founder PredictNow.ai & Chairman QTS Capital, Tony Berkman, Managing Director, Two Sigma

9.15 – Break

9.30 – PANEL DISCUSSIONAugmenting Quantitative Strategies with Fundamental Data

Moderator: Gilbert Haddad, Head of Investment Decision Science at Fidelity Investments

Cetin Karakus Global Head Of Quantitative And Analytical Solutions At BP(British Petroleum), Swagato AcharjeeDirector, Algorithmic Trading at Citi, Arun Verma, Head of Quantitative Research Solutions at Bloomberg, LP, Zachary Mees, Senior Director, Portfolio Manager, Carnegie Corporation of New York

10.05 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Changing Landscape of Algorithms & Quantitative Engineering 

Moderator: Kathryn Zhao, Global Head of Electronic Trading, Cantor Fitzgerald

Nancy Davis, Portfolio Manager for The Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL) and The Quadratic Deflation ETF (ticker: BNDD), Riti Samanta, Systematic Multi Sector Fixed Income Portfolio Manager & Lead Strategist, GMO, Arik Ben Dor, Head Of Quantitative Equity Research, Barclays

10.40 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Future of Alternative Investments & Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: William J. Kelly, President and CEO at CAIA Association

Mike Chen, Head of Alternative Alpha Research at Robeco, Dr. Roberto Croce, Head of Liquid Alternatives, Senior Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management Group, Lisa Huang, Head of AI Investment Management and Planning, Fidelity, Kathryn Kaminski, Chief Research Strategist & Portfolio Manager, AlphaSimplex Group & MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer

11.15 – Keynote Debate: Reinforcement Learning Vs. Deep Learning

Raphael Douady, Research Professor, Sorbonne Vs. Gordon Ritter, Quant of the Year 2019, Adjunct Professor, Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan, Adjunct Professor, Baruch College, NYU Courant Institute, Columbia Mathematics of Finance, Booth UChicago

11.50 – Lunch

12.20 – Keynote Debate: Artificial Intelligence Vs. Sentient Artificial Intelligence

2022 Quant of the Year Dr. Matthew Dixon Vs. 2022 Quant of the Year Dr. Igor Halperin

12.55 – KEYNOTE LECTURE: Rebooting Ai, Gary Marcus, Scientist, Professor, New York Times Bestselling Author & founded Geometric Intelligence, a machine learning company acquired by Uber in 2016.

1.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Data & Ai in the 21st Century

Moderator: Yevgeniy Vahlis, Co-Founder & CEO of Shakudo, Fmr Head Quant, Bank of Montreal

Joseph Simonian, Senior Investment Strategist, Scientific Beta, Editor of Journal of Portfolio Management, Editor, Journal of Financial Data Science, Sudip Gupta, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Gregory Pelts, Director, Global Analytics & Financial Engineering, Scotiabank, Christina Qi, CEO Databento

2.05 – Break

3:20 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Asset / Crypto / Quantum Computing / Defi / Web3 / Blockchain / Smart Contracts

Moderator: Professor of Finance Jim Liew, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Matt Langione, Partner, BCG, Amit Gandhi, Professor, Wharton Business School, Technical Fellow, Airbnb, Divya Narendra, Founder of SumZero, ConnectU (Major Motion Picture, THE SOCIAL NETWORK is based on Divya’s working with Mark Zuckerberg and Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss)

3.55 – PANEL DISCUSSION: The Coming Robotic World, Data, Twitter, Natural Language Processing, Retail Trading, Meme Stocks & Brokerage

Moderator: Larry Tabb, Head of Market Structure Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

Daniel J. Rosengarten, CFA, Head of Treasury Quantitative Development, Barclays Investment Bank, Urvashi Batra, Head of Equities Electronic Trading, Americas at Barclays, David Murdock, Vice President of Data, Visible Alpha

4.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Limitations Of Ai a Prediction Machine : How do we predict the Future of Rates & Economies?

Moderator: Mika Kastenholz Global Head Structured Macro Credit Suisse

Abhi Kane, Managing Director, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, Fmr Head of Investment Research, Skybridge Capital, Charmel Maynard, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer, University of Miami, Nancy Davis, Portfolio Manager for The Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL) and The Quadratic Deflation ETF (ticker: BNDD), Ben Steiner, Lecturer, Columbia University, GM for Asset Management, CausaLens, Fmr Head of Model Development, CIT

5.05 – Concluding Keynote : Building Amazon Alexa, Jeff Adams, Inventor of Amazon Alexa

5.30 – Conference Concludes

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