Data Science User Group monthly meetup

Sep 7, 2018 · Champaign, United States of America

We’re continuing our local user group to foster collaboration and learning in the area of data science. In this session, we'll start with some fun data science trivia and then we'll have an update on community data science events happening in September. Then we'll hear from Umesh Nathani, a portfolio manager of Oberweis Asset Management, who will be presenting on the emerging role of data science in the world of investments. Please RSVP at the CU-DSUG Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/CU-DSUG/events/jgrrbpyxmbkb/edit/.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP.

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Speaker Bio: Umesh is a portfolio manager at Oberweis Asset Management (based in Lisle, IL). His firm specializes in growth and value based small-cap investment strategies, and his day to day work relates to executing strategies based on empirical findings in the field of Behavioral Finance. Previously, he was employed as a portfolio manager at Cozad Asset Management, Champaign, IL, and also as a systems analyst at National Stock Exchange (Mumbai, India) several years ago. Umesh is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He earned an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is a member of the CFA Society Chicago and the CFA Institute.

Talk details: The focus of my talk will be to highlight the emerging role of data science in the world of investments. Quants have long dominated investments and trading, and it appears data scientists are the new quants. My presentation will include a quick background on current challenges in traditional finance. I will then talk about a few examples of new alternative data sets that could be potentially used by data scientists at hedge funds to generate 'alpha'. The last and the main part will be to walk through a more detailed example of the application of NLP in analyzing corporate earning calls to generate buy or sell signals.

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  • Champaign-Urbana Data Science User Group

    The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group will serve both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry. Anyone is invited and included, from undergraduate students (or younger!) to seasoned professionals. There is no requirement for admission, only an interest in learning more about data science.

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