September 2021 Newsletter

News from the Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens Institute of Technology: Vol. 1, No. 4
Word from the Director
Dr. Ionut Florescu, Director of Hanlon Labs, shares updates for September 2021 with fellow students and colleagues.

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New Workstations
Starting in January 2022, the Hanlon Lab will have new workstations with 34 inch curved conferencing monitors. These workstations are a great addition to the computing capacity of the Hanlon Lab, especially for students. These machines come with Intel i9-11900 CPU and nVidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. This configuration is perfect for developing deep learning projects. Due to current supply chain delay, this is almost every machine learning developer's dream now - not many people have 30 of them in one room. The computers have already been deployed in the lab, and the monitors will be available in the Spring 2022 semester.
What you missed over the summer!
Stevens Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Establish the First-Ever NSF-Backed FinTech Research Center

Stevens Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been awarded the FIRST-EVER NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION grant to create an industry-university cooperative research center devoted specifically to financial technology and science. The Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies, or CRAFT, led by Steve Yang and George Calhoun at the School of Business at Stevens and Aparna Gupta at the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, underscores the emerging and yet unknown challenges facing the high-tech financial services industry.
Maitri Manojkumar Appointed Head of Stevens Student Managed Investment Fund (SSMIF)
Maitri Manojkumar is now the current Head and Co-Head of Operations of the SSMIF. She previously held the position of Junior Portfolio Manager, completing research dealing with ESGrand its effect on the volatility of a portfolio. From 2018 to 2020, she has spent her summers interning at ViacomCBS, where she was a Global Business Operations intern and is currently interning at the Nielsen Corporation as a product management intern. She was a former Global Investment Banking advisee at RBC Capital Markets, which gave her the confidence to confidently pursue a career in investment banking or a closely related field. She has spent most of her life in central New Jersey and is looking forward to graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance and a minor in marketing.
Upcoming Events
Virtual Career Wednesday Workshop Series: Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students
Join the Stevens School of Business for a mini-lesson on strategic management with Prof. Pranav Garg. “Studying strategy will help you develop a holistic view of a firm and understand why firms difference in performance. The strategic management process is a set of analyses and choices that helps explain how and why a firm may gain competitive advantage vis-à-vis its rivals.”
September 29, 2021 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Global FinTech Fest 2021
With the theme FinTech: Empowering a Global Digital Economy, the second edition of the Global Fintech Festival (GFF) scheduled virtually from 28th-30th September 2021 will provide an in-depth understanding of the latest business, policy, investment, and technology developments within the FinTech landscape globally.
September 30, 2021 | 10:30-12:30 PM
Innovation Spotlight: Quant Analytics at JP Morgan Chase
The Quantitative Analytics program will give you the opportunity to learn how mathematical modelling and coding are employed in the financial services industry and how we are transforming our investment bank into a data-led business using state-of-the-art machine learning/AI techniques. Our specialists in these fields will give you an insight into how technologies, tools and techniques are being adopted in the industry as well as real-life examples of how they are used at the firm. You’ll also hear about student opportunities available to you, the recruitment process and what to expect when you get here.
October 4, 2021 | 1:00-2:00 PM
Deadline to register: September 21st 2021
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