The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science Dean's Lecture Series

SES Dean's Lecture Series speaker Manuela Veloso addresses an audience

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science Dean’s Lecture Series brings STEM innovators and thought leaders together with students and faculty to share wisdom, inspire discovery, and nurture an entrepreneurial spirit to help build a prominent school of engineering and science. 

The 2023 Dean's Lecture Series

portrait of Manuela Veloso

Artificial Intelligence in Finance: Examples and Discussion

in partnership with Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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

This talk discussed 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 covered AI for data discovery, data standardization, synthetic data, behavior understanding, multi-agent simulations and explainability.

About the Speaker

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 the 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.”

Past Speakers

Paul DeLia of L3Harris speaks at the SES Dean's Lecture Series.2023 Special Lecture:

Technologies within Electronic Warfare at L3Harris

Jennifer Lewis
President of Electronic Warfare

Eva Bica-Winterling
General Manager, Mission Solutions, Electronic Warfare

Drew Trainor
Chief Engineer, Electronic Warfare

Paul DeLia
Director of Strategy Business Development, Electronic Warfare

Bill McGann and Jean Zu at the School of Engineering and Science Dean's Lecture Series2022 Dean's Lecture Series:

Transforming State-of-the-Art Science into Technologies for Global Applications

William McGann, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, Quantum Computing Inc.

Stevens graduate Pam Cheng, Executive Vice President for AstraZeneca2020 Dean's Lecture Series:

Fighting COVID-19 with Innovation—A Race Against Time

Pam Cheng '92 M.Eng. '95
Executive Vice President for Global Operations and Information Technology, AstraZeneca

Photos of doctors performing surgery2021 Dean's Lecture Series:

BioEngineering of Human Tissues

Joe Yaccarino '88
President and CEO, MTF Biologics

Dean Jean Zu and Dr. Xuedong Huang2019 Dean's Lecture Series:

Breaking Human Interaction Barriers – AI, HoloLens and Beyond

Dr. Xuedong Huang
Chief Speech Scientist, Technical Fellow in Cloud and AI Lead of Speech and Language Group, Microsoft

Robert Fischell demonstrates eNeura2018 Dean's Lecture Series:

Engineering to Benefit Humanity

Dr. Robert E. Fischell
Physicist and Inventor