The data revolution has created seismic impact in every business sector, from life sciences to tourism, but few industries have experienced a technology-driven disruption quite like finance.

An expanding universe of financial and economic data is creating new technology-enabled job classes throughout the industry. Sophisticated algorithms are able to make smart trades faster and more reliably than humans. And new and evolving capabilities in data analysis and visualization are enabling greater agility for savvy investors, while introducing new risks and systemic challenges.

The Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens Institute of Technology is the first facility of its kind in the United States, one that encourages the application of cutting-edge technologies in unique and creative ways to solve complex, systemic financial problems; uncover and exploit new opportunities through statistical analysis and modeling; challenge the conventions surrounding valuation and trading strategy; and manage the risks of interconnected markets.

Game-changing financial analytics labs

The center is home to two state-of-the-art financial systems labs, each of which contains powerful hardware and leading-edge software tools that replicate the look and feel of the technologies in place at finance companies. These labs challenge students to apply lessons in asset pricing, risk management, portfolio strategy and cybersecurity to real business problems.

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Hanlon Financial Systems Lab

The Hanlon Financial Systems Lab places Bloomberg technologies and sophisticated software and data sets in the hands of students, teaching them to embrace evidence-based decision-making methods and challenging them to think about how analytics can create advantages.

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Financial Analytics and Data Visualization

The Hanlon Lab for Financial Analytics and Data Visualization offers the same technology as the Hanlon Lab, plus next-generation collaborative, presentation and visualization capabilities.

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One-of-a-kind educational possibilities

Students and partner companies enjoy incredible benefit from the Hanlon Financial Systems Center. Technology in the labs allows students to think critically about, and apply lessons in, machine learning, data visualization and risk engineering to the kinds of challenges they'll face at work. Partner companies send employees to software boot camps, lectures and workshops to stay current with changing technologies.

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Defining the future of finance

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Transformative support

The Hanlon Financial Systems Center was made possible through the generosity of Sean Hanlon '80, chairman, CEO and chief investment officer of Hanlon Investment Management, and his wife, Cathy. Through their vision and support, Stevens continues to lead research efforts, and redefine what's possible, in this industry.

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Hanlon Financial Systems Center

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Babbio Center
525 River St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Dr. George M Calhoun Teaching Professor