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World’s data is doubling every couple of years. A new challenge for the economy and industry is, therefore, how to manage and benefit from this colossal data. Big Data has become ubiquitous in modern society and has also opened up new possibilities for economic research. It challenges state-of-the-art data acquisition, computation and analysis methods. This summer school event aims to address some of these issues through a series of talks from leading academic experts. The focus will be the broad theme of theoretical, computational and statistical underpinnings of Big Data analysis, emphasizing high-dimensional econometric models and novel machine learning techniques to manipulate and analyze the Big Data and their Implications in banking and finance or on research focusing on interesting economic questions that arise from considering the rapid changes in data availability, computational technology and software. With the rise of big data and the very real opportunities that machine learning now brings, there is no better time to find out how novel techniques can be used for economic research.
- Faculty members and graduate (Masters and Ph.D.) students
- Banking and financial industry experts and policy makers
- Researchers (from Econ, Finance, Math, Stat, CS and ML backgrounds)
Dates: September 5-8, 2016
Venue: The Big Data Economics Summer School will be held at Khatam University located at Hakim Azam Street in Vanak.
Registration: Registration is Mandatory and you must register by Wednesday August 31st 5:00pm to reserve your space. To maintain the interactive and intimate nature of the program, we have very limited space and there will be a selection process. The registration fee is $200 but we offer scholarships for qualified applicants. If you are interested in attending the summer school go to online registration form.