SES Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series in Partnership with SIAI: Artificial Intelligence in Finance: Examples and Discussion

stylized close up shot of Manuela Veloso with blurred background

Reception to follow in Gateway North 103, Corcoran Room


Dr. Jean Zu
Lore E. Feiler Dean, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science


Manuela Veloso, Ph.D.
Head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


This talk will discuss examples of recent artificial intelligence (AI) research and practices within the financial sector, addressing data, reasoning and execution of various AI approaches utilized to service and assist humans in their complex tasks. Presented projects will cover AI for data discovery, data standardization, synthetic data, behavior understanding, multi-agent simulations, and explainability. 


Manuela Veloso is Head of J.P. Morgan Chase AI Research and Herbert A. Simon University Professor Emerita at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was previously a faculty member in the Computer Science Department and Head of the Machine Learning Department. Her recent interests are in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Symbiotic Human-Robot Autonomy, Continuous Learning Systems, and AI in Finance. She is past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the co-founder and a past President of the RoboCup Federation. In her career she has received numerous awards and honors, including: National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research, Radcliffe Fellow, Einstein Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award. Veloso is a Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE. She was elected in 2022 to the National Academy of Engineering for her “contributions to artificial intelligence and its applications in robotics and the financial service industry.”


This event is open to all Stevens faculty, staff, students, alumni, and invited guests.