I co-founded and co-organized the AI & Big Data in Finance Research (ABFR) Forum and the Crypto & Blockchain Economics Research (CBER) Forum during the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate research communications and innovation in the area of AI, financial big data, blockchain economics, and Web3 finance.
AI & Big Data in Finance Research Forum
The ABFR Forum is comprised of an interdisciplinary community of scholars with an interest in the methodology, applications, and socioeconomic implications of AI and big data. Co-hosted by the FinTech Initiative at Cornell and Stanford Advanced FinTech Lab, the forum aims to foster research communication and thought leadership at the intersection of finance and data science. We currently organize a monthly Webinar series featuring cutting-edge research in AI and big data in Finance and related fields. Each webinar occurs on the last Thursday of each month at 12 PM EST and lasts an hour including the discussion. Webinars are recorded for public viewing but attendants are welcome to stay for another ~15 minutes of unrecorded informal discussion. To stay up to date please join our mailing list.
Crypto & Blockchain Economics Research Forum
The CBER Forum is a group of researchers seeking to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars with an interest in the economics of blockchain. We receive guidance from a 10-person steering committee and multiple research fellows. Our Webinar series occurs on the first Thursday of each month at 11 AM EST. Our Symposium series consists of several speakers presenting around a common theme and occurs on the third Thursday of each month at 11 AM EST. Our annual conferences collaborate with Management Science, FinTech at Cornell - an Initiative of the SC Johnson College of Business, FinHub - the University of Toronto Rotman’s Financial Innovation Lab, and several other institutions and centers to showcase the best research in the area. We also develop other programs such as best paper prizes, educational videos, research summer schools, etc.