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Event Registration - Introduction To Data Science For Finance

Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Introduction to Data Science for Finance

The amount of data available to organizations and individuals is unprecedented. Financial services sectors, including securities & investment services and banking, have the most digital data stored per firm on average. As a result, financial companies have been on an innovation and technology push to create new, disruptive technologies that can maximize use of these data assets to solve some of the industry’s toughest problems. This one-day, hands-on course provides a structured teaching environment where students learn classic data science methods, which are used as the bases for many financial technologies. At the end of the workshop, course participants will have applied the Python programming language and essential data science techniques to solve complex finance problems.

What This Course Offers

  • An overview of data science methods relevant to finance and fintech
  • Hands-on Python programming experience
  • Understanding of effective data visualization techniques using Python
  • Course notes, certificate of completion, and post-seminar email support for 3 months
  • An engaging and practical training approach with a qualified instructor with relevant technical, business, and educational experiences
  • A Computer Science 101 pre-course webinar

Who Is This For This course is relevant for students and professionals who want to gain a hands-on introduction to essential data science methods that are utilized in finance and fintech.

Please note that you must have taken an introductory Python programming course before attending this workshop. Cognitir will recommend a free, online Python course to participants, but this online course must be completed before the start of this data science workshop.

Course Curriculum
  • Introduction to Data Science for Finance & Fintech
    • What is data science, why is it relevant to Finance & Fintech
  • The Data Science Process
    • Overview of CRISP-DM, what does each stage of the CRISP-DM process
      accomplish, presentation of common challenges, what should fintech
      professionals know about this process
  • Applications of Data Science to Finance & Fintech Industries
  • Classification in Python for Finance & Fintech
    • When to use classification tasks
    • Overview and implementation of Naïve Bayes classification in Python
      Evaluation of classification tasks using accuracy, confusion matrices,
      expected value, etc.
    • Visualization classification tasks using profit curves, ROC curves, AUC, etc.
    • Selecting informative attributes via information gain and entropy analyses
  • Overview of Other Common Data Science Methods
    • Supervised vs. Unsupervised learning
  • Clustering in Python for Finance & Fintech
    • Unsupervised modeling strategy
    • When to use clustering tasks
    • Measuring similarity
    • Overview and implementation of k-means in Python
    • Improving k-means and using similarity for predictive modeling
  • Big Data for Finance
    • What is Big Data and why is Big Data relevant to Finance & Fintech
    • How does Big Data relate to the concepts taught in this course
    • Overview of most common Big Data technologies
  • Wrap-Up and Summary

  • Please note that the registration period for this event has ended and we are no longer accepting registrations due to pre-work requirements.
MCLE New England
4751, 10 Winter Pl
Boston, MA 02208
Description:Members: $399 Non- Members: $499
CE CreditCFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 8 CE credit hours under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.