Events / Thalesian Series / Past Seminars

The IAQF's Thalesians Seminar Series is a joint effort on the part of the IAQF ( and the Thalesians (  The goal of the series is to provide a forum for the exchange of new ideas and results related to the field of quantitative finance.  This goal is accomplished by hosting seminars where leading practitioners and academics present new work, and following the seminars with a reception to facilitate further interaction and discussion.

2020 Seminars

June 16, 2020: Greedy Online Classification of Persistent Market States
A talk by Petter Kolm
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May 5, 2020: Deep Hedging
A talk by Josef Teichmann
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April 6, 2020: Weaning Ourselves Off LIBOR
A talk by Jonathan Schachter
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March 2, 2020: Deeply Learning Derivatives
A talk by Ryan Ferguson

February 3, 2020: Portfolio Selection Using The Distribution Builder
A talk by Stephan Sturm
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January 7, 2020: PCA for Implied Volatility Surfaces
A Talk by Andrew Papanicolaou 

2019 Seminars

December 10, 2019: Machine Learning for Stock Selection
A Talk by Keywan Rasekhschaffe 

November 5, 2019: Big Data & AI Strategies: Machine Learning & Alternative Data Approach to Investing
A Talk by Rajesh T. Krishnamachari 
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October 16, 2019: Systematic Strategies and Machine Learning
A Talk by Kevin Noel
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September 10, 2019: Time Series Forecasting with a Learning Algorithm
A Talk by Dr. Ricardo A. Collado
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June 11, 2019: Blockchain Analytics for Intraday Financial Risk Modeling 
A Talk by Matthew Dixon
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May 7, 2019: Options Portfolio Selection
A Talk by Paolo Guasoni
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April 8, 2019: Financial Applications of Machine Learning
A Talk by Terry Benzschawel
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March 12, 2019: Understanding Returns to Short Selling Using Option-Implied Stock Borrowing Fees 
A Talk by Dmitriy Muraveyev

February 12, 2019: Semiparametric Estimation of a Credit Rating Model
A Talk by Yixiao Jiang
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January 15, 2019: Agency MBS Prepayment Modeling Using Neural Networks
A Talk by Joy Zhang

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