HKU-SCF Distinguished Lecture – AI for Finance: Goal- Oriented Search

Distinguished Lecture

AI for Finance: Goal-Oriented Search


Lin William Cong

Founding Faculty Director, FinTech  Initiative @ Cornell


Professor Will CONG is the Rudd Family Professor of Management, a tenured Professor of Finance and the founding director of FinTech at Cornell Initiative. He is also a Finance editor at the Management Science, Research Associate at the NBER, co-founder of two international research forums (ABFR and CBER) and was formerly a Kauffman Junior Fellow, Poets & Quants World Best Business School Professor, George P. Shultz Scholar, as well as a Lieberman Fellow. Professor CONG previously taught at the University of Chicago after earning his Finance Ph.D. and MS in Statistics from Stanford and A.M. in Physics jointly with A.B. in Math and Physics from Harvard. He studies applied theory, asset pricing, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and information economics. He pioneered interdisciplinary research on tokenomics, crypto asset pricing, AI for finance, blockchain forensics and design, how digitization and big data interact with competition, growth and entrepreneurship. His work has been recognized by numerous best paper prizes and grants and has been widely circulated and adopted in the industry. A highly sought-after keynote speaker at various international conferences and world forums. He advises leading FinTech firms and quant funds, as well as government and regulatory agencies around the globe.

Date: March 18, 2024 (Monday)

Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Venue: Innovation Wing Two, HKU

Target participants: Academic and research related members

Mode: Face-to-face

Fee: Free of charge

*35 Seats available (First come, first served)

Registration: Required*


** Successful registrants will receive an acknowledgement email.**

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Mar 18 2024


2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 18 2024
  • Time: 2:30 am - 5:30 am


Innovation Wing Two, HKU

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