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COST FinAI PhD School on Fintech and AI in Finance 2024

June 10 - 14, 2024

Enschede, the Netherlands

Summary

Welcome to the COST FinAI PhD School on Fintech and AI in Finance 2024!

 

We are excited to announce a further edition of this COST Action CA19130 Training series. This meeting is organized by the COST Action CA19130 on Fintech and AI in Finance, under the auspices of COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology. The event will showcase the Action's expertise with a focus on  integrating advanced computational technologies with financial practices. Expert speakers will delve into the transformative potential of Generative AI in finance, discussing its role in automation and decision-making. Topics include the deployment of chatbots and large language models in financial technologies, highlighting innovations in customer interaction and financial advising.

 

Some facts about the COST Action 19130

- 51 countries

- 200+ researchers from 100+ universities

- Funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme of the EU

 

Keywords

Fintech, Artificial Intelligence in Finance, Transparency in Finance, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies.

 

This event is based upon work from COST Action 19130, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), www.cost.eu.

Date & Venue

Day 1-5:

10. June 2024, 09:30 – 14. June 2024, 14:00

University of Twente, Ravelijn, Hallenweg 17, 7522 NH Enschede, the Netherlands

Schedule

Date
Start Time
Session
Topic
Speaker
June 9th, 2024
18:00
Pre-event dinner (self-funded)
June 10th, 2024
10:00

Session 1

ML Application in Managerial Impact Research (RA1315)
Cheng Meng
10:30

Session 2

Cryptoeconomics and Mechanism Design (RA1315)
Frederik Bernard
11:00

Session 3

LLM Risk Measures (RA1315)
Daniel Traian Pele
11:30

Session 4

Chatbots, LLMs & FinTech (RA1315)
Jamal Nasir
12:00

Lunch

13:45

Session 4

Reinforcement Learning (RA 2504)
Wouter van Heeswijk, Martijn Mes
1830

Dinner

June 11th, 2024
09:30

Session 1

UT Welcome and Opening (RA1315)
Martijn Mes, Jos van Hillegersberg (tbd)
10:00

Session 2

GenAI and its applications in Finance (RA1315)
Vijaya Marisetty
10:45

Session 3

SDA Smart Data Analytics (RA1315)
Wolfgang Härdle
11:30

Session 4

NLP and potential uses (RA1315)
José Muñiz
12:00

Lunch

13:45

Session 5

Workshop on Data Modelling, Step by Step; Public P2P Lending Data (RA1315)
Karsten Wenzlaff, Stefana Belbe
15:00

Break

15:30

PhD Qualifier Yiting Liu (Public)

Network-based credit risk modeling in P2P lending markets (RA3411)
Yiting Liu
18:30

Dinner

June 12th, 2024
09:30

Paper writing session in subgroups

MSCA + COST paper writing (RA1315)
10:00

Paper writing session in subgroups

MSCA + COST paper writing (RA1315)
11:00

Paper writing session in subgroups

MSCA + COST paper writing (RA1315)
12:00

Lunch

13:45

Introduction to eXplainable AI (in RA2501)

The course will focus on methods and technologies designed to make AI decision-making transparent and understandable to humans. It will cover topics like model interpretability, feature importance, and techniques to visualize and communicate the reasoning behind AI predictions effectively.
Branka Hadji Misheva
18:30

Dinner

June 13th, 2024
09:00

Pick up bikes at UPark, let us know if you need them for the entire week

09:30

Session 1

Green finance and risks of climate change (RA1315)
Albulena Shala
09:45

Session 1

The Impact of fintech solutions on achieving esg principles (RA1315)
Albulena Shala
10:00

Session 2

Workshop on survey modeling: individual crypto investors in the Nordic countries: The workshop will focus on the empirical study of the main drivers of crypto participation (incl. psychological ones) (RA1315)
Roman Matkovskyy
10:30

Session 3

Convert Ideas to Business (RA1315)
Manmeet Abroll
11:00

Session 4

TBD
Özgür Yildrim
11:30

Session 5

Systematic Literature Review utilization in the field of AI research (RA1315)
Anastas Dzurovski
11:00

Cycling to lunch place

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Cycling

Windmill
Marcos Machado
18:30

Dinner

June 14th, 2024
09:30

COST Action CA19130 Working Group Meetings

(RA1315)
tentative
10:30

COST Action CA19130 Working Group Meetings

(RA1315)
tentative
11:30

Closing and Outlook

(RA1315)
Joerg Osterrieder
12:00

Lunch

14:00

Voluntary Proposal writing session

(RA1315)

Speakers

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Joerg Osterrieder

Associate Professor of Finance and Artificial Intelligence at University of Twente and Professor of Sustainable Finance at BFH

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Branka
Hadji Misheva

Professor of Applied Data Science and Finance at BFH

Roman Matkowskyy

Roman Matkosvkyy

Associate Professor, Rennes School of Business 

DoctoralSchool-UT

Jamal Nasir

Professor

Vijaya Bhaskar Marisetty

Vijaya Marisetty 

Professor, Indian Institute of Management

Wouter van Heeswijk

Wouter van Heeswijk
 

Assistent Professor, University of Twente 

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Yiting Liu
 

PhD student, University of Twente

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Daniel Traian Pele

Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy

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Stefana Belbe
 

Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Statistics and Cybernetics & Interdisciplinary

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Karsten Wenzlaff

University of Hamburg

Frederik Bernard

Frederik Bernard

Researcher, University of Twente

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Wolfgang Härdle

Professor, Humboldt University Berlin

Jose Muniz

José Muñiz

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bath

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Albulena Shala

Professor, University of Prishtina 

Manmeet Abroll

Manmeet Abroll

Entrepreneur

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Anastas Dzurovski

Organizing Committee

  • Joerg Osterrieder, Associate Professor of Finance and Artificial Intelligence at University of Twente (Netherlands) and Professor of Sustainable Finance at BFH (Switzerland)

  • Lennart John Baals, University of Twente, and Bern University of Applied Science (BFH)

  • Christina Kolb, Assistent Professor, Cyber Security and Resilience, University of Twente

  • Ioana Coita, Lecturer, University of Oradea (Romania)

  • Roman Matkovskyy, Associate Professor, Finance and Accounting, Rennes School of Business

  • Marcos Machado, Assistent Professor in Business and Information Systems, University of Twente

  • Liana Stanca, Professor, Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)   

  • Karolina Bolesta, Lecturer in Economics, SGH Warsaw School of Economics and Procter & Gamble (Poland)

  • Karsten Wenzlaff, Lecturer for Business Administration, specifically digital markets (Germany)

How to attend

The event is hybrid and open to everyone upon registration.

You can register here as on-side participant and via the Zoom registration for online participation.

Physically

Day 1 - Day 5:

June 10th – June 14th, 2024.

University of Twente, Ravelijn Building, Hallenweg 17, 7522 NH Enschede, Netherlands

Remotely (Zoom)

Day 1 - Day 5:

June 10th – June 14th, 2024.

09:30 – 17:00, Amsterdam time.

Please register here.

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Horizon Europe: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 101119635

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This event is based upon work from COST Action CA19130 supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their idea by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation. www.cost.eu

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