Stevens is highly regarded as a leader in preparing businesses and leaders to confront the technology-driven challenges of the digital age. Academic programs and research focus on how technology can solve new kinds of complex problems.

New business models are creating continuous innovation in the workplace, while technologies like machine learning and data mining create opportunities for better decision-making and efficiency. 

It's a major challenge worldwide, but perhaps nowhere is it more pronounced than in China, home to the greatest amount of technology-driven innovation taking place in the world. These changes create the need to rethink the way management and finance is taught, and to redesign curricula and academic programs in this area.

The New Technologies, New Economics Conference touches on a number of areas being transformed by new technologies, especially finance, leadership, project management, organizational culture, decision making and education. The audience will learn from academic thought leaders and seasoned industry veterans on how new and emerging technologies will continue to disrupt and define management and business, and how they impact business education. 

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CUFE is widely known as the top university for economics and finance in China. It offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs across a range of specialties in management, finance and economics. 

New Technologies,

May 11, 2019

CUFE campus, Beijing

A joint conference from Stevens Institute of Technology

New Economics



8 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. Welcoming remarks (Yaoqi Wang, President of Central University of Finance and Economics; Christophe Pierre, Provost of Stevens Institute of Technology)


9:30 a.m. New Technologies and Fintech Disrupting the World (George Calhoun, Stevens)
9:50 a.m. Leadership in the Digital Era: Learnings from the Past and Challenges for the Future (Gregory Prastacos, Stevens)

Review presentations

10:40 a.m. Artificial Intelligence to Change the Future and Regulation (Steve Yang, Stevens)
11 a.m. Effect of New Technology on Strategic Product Pricing in the New Economy (Suman Banerjee, Stevens)
11:20 a.m. Application of Fintech in China (Zhidong Liu, CUFE)
11:40 p.m. Blockchain Holds the Future in Finance (Giuseppe Ateniese, Stevens)


Research presentations

1:30 p.m. Measuring Corporate Culture Using Machine Learning (Feng Mai, Stevens)
1:50 p.m. Centralized vs. Decentralized Pricing on Sharing Economy Platforms (Apostolos Filippas, Stevens)
2:10 p.m. Deep-Learning Models for Bankruptcy Prediction Using Textual Disclosures (Chihoon Lee, Stevens)

2:30 p.m. Innovator without Boundaries (Han Kai, Microsoft Technology Center)

Panel Discussions

3:10 p.m. Impact of Fintech and A.I. on the Strategy of Companies 
Ye Ouyang, Vice President and CTO, AsiaInfo Technologies
Bin Jiang, Minsheng Royal Fund Management Co. Ltd.
Xudong Chen, Solution Manager, China Mobile
Xing Dong, Senior Product Specialist, Johnson & Johnson
4:10 p.m. How can Education be Transformed to Account for the New Technologies and the New Economy?
Gregory Prastacos, Dean, School of Business, Stevens
Jianjun Li, Dean, School of Finance, CUFE
Chun Yuan, Dean, School of Accountancy, CUFE
Binkai Chen, Dean, School of Economics, CUFE
Ruihua Wang, Dean, School of Business, CUFE
Jianming Zhu, Dean, School of Information, CUFE
Wenbin Li, Dean, School of Management Science and Engineering, CUFE

5:55 p.m. Closing remarks (Wenbin Li, Dean, School of Management Science and Engineering, CUFE; Gregory Prastacos, Dean, School of Business, Stevens)

A cocktail reception with Stevens alumni will follow the closing remarks.

Giuseppe Ateniese
Dr. Ateniese is the David and GG Farber Endowed Chair in Computer Science and department chair at Stevens. He was with Sapienza-University of Rome and Johns Hopkins University, and is a founder of the JHU Information Security Institute. He has received the NSF CAREER Award for his research in privacy and security, the Google Faculty Research Award, the IBM Faculty Award, and the IEEE CISTC Technical Recognition Award. He is working on cloud security and machine learning applied to security and intelligence issues, and security applications for decentralized computing based on blockchain.

Suman Banerjee
Dr. Banerjee is an associate professor of Finance at Stevens. His research interests include theoretical modeling and empirical analysis with applications to areas of corporate finance such as corporate governance, behavioral corporate finance, risk management and energy finance. He has published extensively in top-tier finance journal like Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Corporate Finance. He received the Caeserea Award for the best paper in risk management from the Western Finance Association in 2002 and BankScope best paper award from the Australian Finance and Banking Conference in 2010. 

George Calhoun
Dr. Calhoun is an industry professor and founding director of the Quantitative Finance program at Stevens, where he also serves as director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center and area coordinator of Finance programs. He holds a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, with extensive experience in capital acquisitions through public offerings, convertible and straight-debt offerings, private placements, joint ventures and venture capital transactions. He is the author of three books on advanced signal processing technology and applications to the telecommunications field, and is the editor of the Stevens series in Quantitative Finance and Data Science, a book series with Springer/Apress.

Apostolos Filippas
Dr. Filippas is an assistant professor of Information Systems at Stevens. He received his Ph.D. at NYU Stern, and his research is focused on the economics of technology, particularly on market design in the context of online marketplaces. He examines topics including the public policy implications of online platforms, the limits of online reputation systems, the economic implications of the sharing economy, and the management of organizational change in P2P marketplaces. He received the 2016 ICIS best paper award in the Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, Blockchain and Sharing Economy track.

Chihoon Lee
Dr. Lee is an associate professor at Stevens. His research lies within the disciplines of applied probability and statistics, but also crosses the boundaries between the two, toward developing analytical tools that facilitate the use of extensive operational data to improve large-scale service operations, such as call centers and hospitals. He has published extensively in top journals including Quantitative Finance, Journal of Applied Probability. Advances of Applied Probability, Mathematics of OR, and more. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Feng Mai
Dr. Mai is an assistant professor of Information Systems at Stevens. He received his Ph.D. from Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. His recent work involves using machine-learning algorithms to extract insights from large, unstructured datasets and solving practical problems in operations management and finance. He has published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Information & Management and Marketing Science. He is also a fellow of the Risk Institute at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. 

Gregory Prastacos
Dr. Prastacos is dean of the School of Business at Stevens and a professor of Management Science. He has been educated at Columbia University, where he received a B.Sc. in Computer Science, an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Operations Research. He was previously on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and the Athens University of Economics & Business, and has held visiting appointments at a number of Universities and Research Institutes worldwide. He has published 10 books and approximately 70 papers in some of the top journals in his field, such as Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Management, Information and Management, and Long Range Planning. He is the recipient of the prestigious Edelman Award by INFORMS, among other awards. In 2008, INFORMS presented him with an honorary medal for significant achievements in Operations Research.

Steve Yang
Dr. Yang is an assistant professor at Stevens. He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia with concentration in Financial Engineering. His research interests include market microstructure, behavioral finance, algorithmic trading, portfolio optimization and agent-based market simulation. He has worked with regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Treasury. He served as a guest editor for Quantitative Finance and European Journal of Finance, and his work has been published in the Journal of Banking & Finance, Quantitative Finance, Expert Systems with Applications and Neurocomputing.



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