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The First INFORMS Conference on Financial Engineering and FinTech:

19-21 August 2024, Hong Kong.

The conference aims to feature the latest developments in financial engineering and FinTech. We expect that the meeting will enhance interaction and cooperation among researchers worldwide working in this field and provide an ideal platform for local students and researchers to access cutting-edge research.

Link: https://events.polyu.edu.hk/icfe/home

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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