Winner of Student Paper Competition 2021:

Title:   The Adoption of Blockchain-Based Decentralized Exchanges      Author: Ruizhe Jia  

Honorable Mention: 

Title:  While Stability Lasts: A Stochastic Model of Stablecoins                Author:  Ariah Klages-Mundt
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Thanks to the Judges Panel: 

John Birge     john.birge@chicagobooth.edu, Hobart W. Williams Distinguished Service Professor or Operations Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chanaka  Edirisinghe  edirin@rpi.edu, Acting Dean, Kay and Jackson Tai '72 Chaired Professor in Quantitative Finance, Lally School of Management,  Rensselaer

Mark S Squillante     mss@us.ibm.com,   Distinguished Research Staff Member and the Manager of Foundations of Probability, Dynamics and Control within Mathematical Sciences, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Bruno Biais     biaisb@hec.fr     Professor  HEC Paris



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  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Do you enjoy leveraging technology and data for enhanced decision making and for generating actionable insights which drive business value? Are you looking to make an impact within an ambitious and dynamic company? GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth. GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work. We Are Looking to Add a Key Member to Our Data Analytics  &  Insights Group! The  Credit & Risk Data Analyst  will work closely with credit and risk business stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to leverage data for enhanced decision making and to generate actionable insights which drive incremental business value for both GreatAmerica and our customers.  Analytics projects will run the full spectrum of the business intelligence maturity model including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis. As a Credit & Risk Data Analyst, You’ll: Apply Your Expertise!  Monitor production commercial credit, auto approval and fraud detection model approaches while you explore and develop new approaches in collaboration with 3rd party solution providers and internal business stakeholders. Take Initiative!  Work with business stakeholders to identify opportunities for use of data to deliver incremental business value to functional areas and/or business units. Deliver High Quality Results!  Participate as integral component of the credit and risk leadership teams; helping identify and drive material business capability improvements. Manage Multiple Priorities!  Develop actionable data visualization vehicles for use by business leaders to change business outcomes. Communicate analytical results via both written and oral presentation to business stakeholders. Identify gaps in data collection and collaborate with engineering on data capture specifications Be a Data Champion!  Promote a data driven culture throughout GreatAmerica via active participation in a data champion community utilized for knowledge and best practice sharing. Share Your Knowledge!  Educate and mentor business stakeholders on the application of analytical approaches, including problem statement definition, decision trees, trending analysis, forecasting, key performance indicators, etc. At GreatAmerica, you’ll work hard, you’ll have fun and you’ll enjoy: The ability to be directly involved in owning and shaping our future approach to credit scoring and automated decisioning, which is a core capability for GreatAmerica. Working alongside leaders with a wealth of experience in Business Analytics and Credit who have a deep understanding of our business. A strong organizational culture focused on our greatest asset: you! To be successful in this role you’ll need: Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Finance, Math, Information Systems, Statistics or relevant field.  Master’s degree or professional certification in business analytics is a plus. Demonstrated experience performing analysis in a business setting with a history of deriving actionable insights from complex datasets utilizing advanced analytics.  Prior experience developing or managing credit or risk related models is a plus. Excellent SQL experience writing queries to acquire data from complex data sets. Expertise with data visualization and dashboard tools such as Tableau, QlikView or equivalent Experience with predictive modeling scripting languages such as Python is a plus High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel.  This position is located at our Cedar Rapids, Iowa office and has the potential to be a hybrid position.  At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at www.greatamerica.com/careers. Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment. 
  • Rocklin, California, Pioneer Community Energy Seeks a Senior Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling The Senior Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling is responsible for organizing, assigning, reviewing and participating in the work of personnel engaged in professional duties related to analysis and modeling, structured product development, portfolio risk management, and integrated resource planning. Duties include: • Planning, prioritizing, reviewing and participating in the performance of professional analysis and modeling of risk and value around complex transactions and portfolio positions, including structured products, rate analysis and development, and hedging strategies. • Developing methods and schedules to accomplish assignments, ensuring work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. • Developing pricing and calibration models for a variety of products. • Solving challenging quantitative problems related to setting rates and valuations for structured products. • Developing Monte-Carlo simulations on a large scale across several variables with relevant coefficients. • Performing fast and accurate market risk measurements. • Conducting complex market and portfolio modeling and analysis of Pioneer’s power supply position to effectively monitor exposure to adverse market changes. • Coordinating and participating in Pioneer’s integrated resource planning process including providing analysis and input related to production cost modeling from the CPUC, CAISO, IOUs, and CalCCA. • Creating and implementing measures to benchmark system implementations, enhancements, or modifications by providing documented system specifications, evaluating vendor proposals, and recommending appropriate course of action. • Developing portfolio dashboard showing key metrics and risk positions. • Using a variety of computer software programs to prepare reports, graphs and other materials related to energy resources, finance models and customer statistics. • Maintaining liaison with regional resource planning or supply agencies; serving on Pioneer committees as required; evaluating proposals in terms of resource costs, availability and consistency with long-term financial projections and resource needs. Experience: Ten years of experience in a position with similar duties. Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Financial Engineering, Economics, or related field. COMPENSATION PACKAGE Salary - The salary range is $123,813 - $185,101, with placement dependent on qualifications plus generous benefits.  To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting. The position is open until filled. To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting (sanderson@bryceconsulting.com).  The position is open until filled.  For more information, go to: https://pioneercommunityenergy.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ Plus generous benefits
  • West Lafayette, Indiana, The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University invites applications for one tenured associate professor position in Management Information Systems (MIS) beginning in fall 2023. The primary responsibilities will be to conduct impactful high-quality research, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in course/curriculum development, and provide service to Krannert, the University, and the Information Systems academic community.  Qualified candidates must have: A Ph. D. in MIS or a closely related discipline. Excellent record of published research in premier outlets and recognition/establishment in the Information Systems academic community, commensurate with the rank. Evidence of teaching excellence. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and deepen our existing strengths . Candidates with demonstrated research excellence in the area of economics of information systems covering topics such as digital transformations, business analytics, and artificial intelligence are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please visit https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22205/ Applicants should submit the following: cover letter CV research statement teaching statement diversity statement two writing samples three names for recommendation letter writers submitted here: https://webapps.krannert.purdue.edu/KARS/Apply/suYN8rbH22 A background check will be required for employment in this position.  Questions and correspondences should be addressed to the Chair, MIS Faculty Recruiting Committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Search committee members may conduct interviews at INFORMS CIST 2022. If you plan to attend the conference and want to be considered for an interview at CIST 2022, please submit your package by Monday, October 10, 2022. Please contact the Faculty Recruiting Committee at mis-recruiting@purdue.edu . Purdue University, the Krannert School of Management and the Management Department are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. A background check will be required for employment in the position. About the Organization As Indiana’s land grant institution established in 1869, Purdue is one of the nation’s leading public research universities. Located in West Lafayette, IN, Purdue offers faculty a great work and non-work environment. Recently recognized as one of the safest cities in Indiana, West Lafayette is centrally located to a number of major business centers including Chicago (2 hours), Indianapolis (1 hour), Cincinnati (3 hours), Louisville (3 hours), Columbus (3.5 hours), and St. Louis (4 hours). Purdue’s Research Park is home to over 300 business start-ups, many of which originated from faculty innovations. The Krannert School of Management offers undergraduate programs, executive, online, and weekend MBA programs, numerous specialized Master’s programs, and doctoral programs. For a complete list of benefits, please visit our website at: https://www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/ . Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Birmingham, Alabama, Samford University’s Brock School of Business invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for an Assistant / Associate Professor faculty position within the Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis Department. This tenure-track faculty position is a nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2023.   Samford University is ranked 1 st nationally for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal . As such, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability and motivation to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with Brock School of Business students both inside and outside the classroom. In the fall of 2015, Brock School of Business moved into a 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that provides excellent space for faculty to interact with students, colleagues and the regional business community. Brock School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, and hosts more than 900 students in its undergraduate, M.Acc. and M.B.A. programs. For more information, please go to samford.edu/business . Samford University ( www.samford.edu ) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama.  Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries.  Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings.  The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1 st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34 th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability.  The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.  The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022 and will continue through January 9 th , 2023. Application materials should include a cover letter outlining teaching and professional interests and expertise, curriculum vita, application for faculty position, and faculty applicant Christian Mission Statement.  Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.   Samford University and the Brock School of Business embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.     “Application for Faculty Position” can be found at: https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/Human_Resources/application-for-faculty-employment.pdf   and the “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at: https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/academic-affairs/Faculty-Applicant-Christian-Mission-Statement.docx   Please submit all materials in PDF format to: FACAPP@samford.edu Subject:  Data Analytics Faculty For questions about the position please contact: Dr. Steve Jones, Chair stjones@samford.edu All candidates for this position must exhibit strong teaching skills, be supportive of the University’s mission, and be committed to maintaining an ongoing research effort. Qualified candidates will hold an earned Doctorate in Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, Information Science, Economics or other closely related field. ABDs near completion will be considered at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated experiences on industry-based data analytics projects or leading students through industry interfacing consulting or course specific projects.  Additionally, preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated competencies using various data analytics software tools and applications. Assistant Professor candidates should have 1-6 years of experience as a full-time faculty member or be ABD nearing completion of their doctorate.  Additionally, these candidates should have demonstrated research abilities and positive experiences teaching data / quantitative methods / statistics type courses. Associate Professor candidates should have 7 or more years of experience as a full-time faculty member, an established record of published research and an active research agenda that would allow the candidate to be classified as Scholarly Academic based on the Brock School’s AACSB classification rubric.  Additionally, these candidates should have experience teaching multiple data / quantitative methods / statistics type courses as well as experience in new course development or curriculum innovation. The normal teaching load for faculty is 3 courses per semester, and research is required, although research expectations are commensurate with the teaching load. Summer teaching and competitive research grants are also available. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students and colleagues is expected.
  • China, Tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Recruitment Institute of Supply Chain & Analytics (ISCA), Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China   Job Description Institute of Supply Chain Analytics (ISCA) is one of the two university-level leading research institutes of Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (DUFE), which is one of the leading universities in China in the areas of finance, economics, management, and business analysis. In Years of 2019 and 2020, DUFE is ranked #7 among all mainland China universities in terms of top-tier (UTD24) journal paper publications in the field of supply chain management and operations management. ISCA is dedicated to conducting top-tier research on Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Finance, Operations Management, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Big Data Analysis, Optimization, Information Systems, and related interdisciplinary fields. It boasts an excellent tenure-track faculty including Senior Editor of top-tier international journals and oversea-educated talents. ISCA currently has two master programs and one doctoral program and offers post-doctoral positions. It is the hosting organization of the Institute of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ISCOM). ISCA offers an individual spacious office and friendly working environment to each faculty member and provides one of the best administration services in the world. Recruitment information ISCA invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions of all levels (Assistant / Associate / Full Professor) with interests in Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Information Systems, Supply Chain Finance, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management. Both theoretical and empirical studies are very welcome.     Academic Qualification: Earned a Ph.D. degree from a major research university before appointment. Applicants for assistant professor positions should have strong research capability of publishing in top-tier journals. Applicants for higher ranks should have well-qualified record of research and teaching effectiveness. Application Details If you are interested in the post, please send your Cover letter, CV, three representative research papers, contact information of three references, evidence of teaching performance (if available) to ISCAjobs@163.com & isca-hr@dufe.edu.cn (Please send your application to both mailboxes, ensuring that we don't miss anything).     Benefits for a successful applicant ISCA will provide very competitive salary, relocation fund, accommodation allowance, start-up research fund, fringe benefits, and a very competitive incentive policy. A publication in top-tier journals will significantly boost annual salary. The Remuneration Package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.     Contact Person Ms. Liu      Email: ISCAjobs@163.com & isca-hr@dufe.edu.cn (Please send your application to both mailboxes, ensuring that we don't miss anything)   Links to the video on TENCENT about us: https://v.qq.com/x/page/l3164ry3dr4.html

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