Financial Data Analytics

Western University Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University

Financial Data Analytics

Financial data analytics is a mission critical tool throughout the finance, banking, and insurance communities. Financial institutions require data analytics skills in verticals ranging from financial planning to risk management, to automatic loan issuance, to fraud detection and the marketing of their services.

Datasets being used by the banking industry are no longer limited to core financial information but also include social network and social media data.

Understanding how to convert this data into usable insights requires not only the strong financial institution subject matter expertise embodied in the lab but also expertise in data analytics techniques and cutting-edge techniques such as topological data analysis.

Through a wide range of activities and programs, this lab will provide in-depth training in financial data analysis, state-of-art techniques for parameter estimation, and model uncertainties jointly with other labs.

Lab Leaders

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Matt Davison

Professor and Dean
Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Western University Canada

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Industry Partners

Aligned Capital Partners logo
Canadian Payroll Association logo

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Adam Metzler

Associate Professor
Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematics
Wilfrid Laurier University

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Research Outcomes

Learning about Financial Well-Being in Canada:
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Read the report

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Mark Reesor

Associate Professor
Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematics
Wilfrid Laurier University

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Lab Team

Marcos Escobar
Western University Canada​

Chuck Grace
Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University Canada

Cristián Bravo
Western University Canada

Lab Associates

Longlong (Leon) Feng
Wilfrid Laurier University

Andrew Sarta
Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University Canada

Arezoo Tahmabesi
Western University Canada

Postdocs and Graduate Trainees

Wisdom Avusuglo
PhD Candidate, Western University Canada

Junhe Chen
PhD Candidate, Western University Canada

Andrew Day
PhD Candidate, Western University Canada

Bowen Hu
PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Antoine Kornprobst
Postdoctoral Fellow, Western University Canada

Agassi Lu
Master’s Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University and NSERC USRA

Di Meng
PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University

Yuting Sun
Master’s Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University

John Thompson
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilfrid Laurier University and Western University Canada

Changbao Zhang
Master’s Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University

Yuhao (Jet) Zhou
PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University

Yichen Zhu
PhD Candidate, Western University Canada