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June 2021

The Future of Accounting: What Machine Learning Is and How It Is Transforming the Industry
June 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
Virtual/Online

Join Dr. Brandon Lock, Assistant Professor from the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, in exploring how machine learning is impacting the industry. Machine learning is rapidly transforming our increasingly digitized world, with its real world applications. But what exactly is machine learning? How can we apply it in accounting and business? This mini-class will provide an introduction to machine learning, including how machine learning models are trained, popular types of machine learning models, and how machine learning can be applied…

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October 2021

From Unstructured to Structured Data: The Underlying Process
October 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
Virtual/Online

Join Dr. Mahima Hada, Associate Professor from the Aaronson Department of Marketing & International Business, in exploring how to analyze unstructured data. Unstructured data is everywhere. It can take the form of reviews, movie scripts, customer chats, or doctor’s notes. How do you analyze it?  There are a range of available statistical tools, for example, sentiment analysis, chat bots, recommendation engines. But to analyze unstructured data (text) it first has to be converted to structured data (numbers). In this mini-class,…

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November 2021

Managing Financial Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic
November 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Virtual/Online

Join Ken Abbott, Distinguished Lecturer from the Department of Law and former Chief Risk Officer at Barclays Bank, in exploring how COVID-19 impacted the financial markets. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a major challenge to financial markets. How did banks react and manage risk?  Were there lessons learned from the past?  Join industry expert Ken Abbott to explore how interest rates, credit spreads, FX and equity indices, have been affected by historical events over the past seventy-five years and during the…

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