CDAR encourages innovative thinking in data science research and its applications to investment risk and portfolio management. With support from State Street, as well as the Economics and Statistics Departments at UC Berkeley, CDAR organizes workshops, conferences, and research opportunities to create a culture of learning. These events bring together academic researchers in physical and social sciences and industry researchers from finance firms and technology companies both large and small. Please visit our related Center for Risk Management Research through the link above.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:30 PM to Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM

2017 Elfenworks Center for Responsible Business Conference

Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Social Good (link to website)
The conference will present a dialogue on what Big Data means for businesses and non-profit organizations, the successes and challenges of collecting Big Data, how they are currently used or misused (or can be) by both for-profits and non-profits and identify promising areas for management research and education in Big Data. The conference will have two panels followed by a keynote speech.
This conference is cosponsored by CDAR and the Berkeley CRB.  

Recent Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM to Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (SRI)

CDAR Co-Director Lisa Goldberg Presented the Moskowitz Prize at 2016 SRI Conference  (link to full press release)
The Moskowitz Prize is a global award recognizing outstanding academic research on a topic germane to the sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investment industry. The Annual SRI Conference serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space, catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12:30 PM to Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The Center for Responsible Business @ Haas School of Business: Corporate Sustainability and Materiality: Strategy, Practice, and Implementation

How do companies and investment funds implement corporate sustainability in a strategic and material way? This Center for Responsible Business Peterson Speaker Series will dive into case studies and learnings from academia, a company, and an investment fund. Register here.


2016 CDAR Symposium

On October 7, 2016, CDAR hosted our second annual symposium at California Memorial Stadium. Check our symposium page for a rundown of the program, with pictures to come soon! http://cdar.berkeley.edu/2016-symposium/

Is it Mathematics or is it Software? (link to official pdf) In Notices of the American Mathematical Society, CDAR Co-Director Lisa Goldberg explores the concepts and issues surrounding mathematical software development. From the abstract: “Since we are in an age where significant progress has been achieved on both practical and intellectual levels by such thinking, the development of mathematical software is genuinely part of mathematics. That is, the conceptual breakthroughs in software development should find a home in the academic mathematical community.”

Artificial Intelligence in Fintech Forum @Stanford shares latest tech research, use cases & technical challenges #AI https://t.co/Ya6jyxkG1u

New year, new seminars! Check out exciting learning opps @ https://t.co/Zl8kQrkaIF & today's lecture on The Tax-Loss Harvesting Life Cycle

Why #BigData Isn’t Enough https://t.co/249YsimgM2 via mitsmr #datascience #OR https://t.co/u3ddSA4Fh1

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