Data Analytics Program

Advanced Financial Analytics with Yancy Zhang

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At our first in-person event since March 2020, the Center for Data Analytics welcomed Yancy Zhang (Union class of 2016). Yancy is a software engineer with Wharton Research Data Services - a leading data and analytics provider for business research. Yancy spoke about his work on computational finance, financial filing and regulations, and information retrieval. Yancy highlighted the potential of natural language processing in understanding financial markets. His described his work of extracting information from large amount of text contained in publicly available filings.

Participants in Yancy's talk

Participants in Yancy Zhang's talk on advanced financial analytics included faculty Nick Webb, Alicia Dang, Steve Schmidt (not pictured), Tomas Dvorak and students ranging from first years to seniors.