2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

CCSE SEMINAR - Scott Rickard "High-Impact Innovation: Reflections on creating the CASL, running a hedge fund, composing the world’s ugliest music, solving crimes for the FBI & working for the world’s most innovative company"

UPDATE: Babbio 220 / Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises
Distinguished Lecture Series

High-Impact Innovation: Reflections on creating the CASL, running a hedge fund, composing the world’s ugliest music, solving crimes for the FBI & working for the world’s most innovative company

BY Scott Rickard
Vice President, Data Science - Salesforce

ABSTRACT: The interesting stuff happens at the edges, where different disciplines overlap. In my experience, often the most interesting solutions are found by people working in areas considered to be slightly (or wholly) outside their supposed area of expertise. In this talk, I will tell a number of stories from my past about multi-disciplinary research success and failure. Some of these stories may even be true.

Bio: Scott Rickard is VP for Data Science at Salesforce. Prior to joining Salesforce, he served as CEO of Probability Dynamics, a hedge fund run out of Dublin's IFSC. For many years he was an Associate Professor in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Communications Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD) where he was the Founding Director of UCD's Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory (the CASL). Prior to UCD, he worked for a decade with Siemens Corporate Research applying machine learning to industrial research problems, including developing a source separation tool used by the FBI. He is also the co-founder of ScienceWithMe!, an educational website dedicated to presenting scientific concepts in engaging ways for children. He has a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Computer Science, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., and MA and PhD degrees in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University. His research interests include multidisciplinary research, big data science, computational and mathematical finance, sparse signal processing, time-frequency/scale analysis, blind source localization and separation, simulation and extreme events in human society, multiuser frequency-hop communication systems, Costas arrays, ugly music, and science/mathematics outreach.


All Day

IAQF Panel: Analytics & Visualization for Financial Services

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)

Analytics & Visualization for Financial Services

Tuesday, May 26th
5:45 PM - Registration
6:00 PM - Panel
7:30 PM - Reception

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)
1540 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY

Please join us for a panel discussion on analytics for better decision-making. Speakers will address the application of analytics or visualization that leads to better decisions (based on case examples); best practices in analytics; mistakes to avoid, critical skills, skills gaps and training/education.

This panel is sponsored by Stevens Institute of Technology, in partnership with the International Association for Quantitative Finance. IAQF is a not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field.

Dr. Rupak Chatterjee
Deputy Director and Industry Professor, Financial Engineering,
Stevens Institute of Technology

Constantine Boyadjiev

Accenture Advanced Fraud & Risk Analytics Lead,
Financial Services North America

Dr. Peter Lin
Industry Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

Additional panelists to be announced



9:00 am to 5:00 pm

IIE Annual Conference - Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

SSE joins as an Exhibiting University Sponsor at the 2015 IIE Annual Conference
The largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year, the IIE Annual Conference & Expo, combines research and application to provide industry solutions and case studies as well as discoveries from academia and industry scholars. This two-pronged program is why industry professionals, academics, researchers and students attend year after year!


9:00 am to 5:00 pm

INCOSE IS 2015 - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

SSE joins as a Silver Sponsor of the 25th Anniversary of the INCOSE International Symposium

INCOSE’s Annual International Symposium is the largest annual gathering of systems engineers for four days of presentations, case studies, workshops, tutorials and panel discussions. The program attracts an international mix of professionals at all levels, and includes practitioners in government and industry, as well as educators and researchers. The benefits for systems engineers attending the Symposium, include the opportunity to share ideas, network, build competency, pursue certification, contribute to the advancement of the profession through collaboration on tools, processes and methodologies, learn about new offerings in training and education, and forge new partnerships.


All Day

Undergraduate Reading Day

Undergraduate Reading Day