2018 Symposium

The fourth annual CDAR Symposium, presented in partnership with State Street, will convene on October 19, 2018, from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium. Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. Confirmed speakers include Jeff Bohn, Olivier Ledoit, Ulrike Malmendier, and Ken Kroner.

The Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR) supports research into innovation in data science and its applications to portfolio management and investment risk. Based in the Economics and Statistics Departments at UC Berkeley, CDAR was co-founded with State Street, Stanford, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE). This year, CDAR welcomes a new founding member, Swiss Re based in Switzerland, and a new industry partner, AXA Rosenberg. CDAR organizes conferences, workshops, and research programs, bringing together academic researchers from the physical and social sciences, and industry researchers from financial management firms and technology development companies large and small.

Please send inquiries to cdar@berkeley.edu.


The fourth annual 2018 Symposium will take place on Friday, October 19th, 2018 from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. *Agenda is forthcoming


Featured Speakers

 Jeffrey Bohn, Head of the Swiss Re Institute
Dr. Bohn is the Head of the Swiss Re Institute. Most recently, he served as Chief Science Officer and Head of GX Labs at State Street Global Exchange in San Francisco. Before moving back to California, he established the Portfolio Analytics and Valuation Department within State Street Global Markets Japan in Tokyo. (He is fluent in Japanese.) He previously ran the Risk and Regulatory Financial Services consulting practice at PWC Japan.

Ulrike Malmendier, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

Ulrike Malmendier received her PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and her PhD in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bonn. In 2006 she joined UC Berkeley Economics department after serving at Stanford as Assistant Professor of Finance. She also is a research associate at NBER, and a faculty research fellow at IZA, and CESifo, CEPR research affiliates. In 2013 Malmendier received the Fischer Black Prize from the American Finance Association for the best researcher in finance under 40. In 2016 she was inducted in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and she is also a recipient of the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her area of focus is the Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance.


The recommended parking lot is the Maxwell Field Stadium Lot.

For assistance with parking, please email cdar@berkeley.edu.