主 题： 金融科技系列讲座
主讲人：香港大学 Prof. Chunming Rong等
主持人： 西南财经大学 李庆教授，刘凌教授
时 间：2017年12月19日 14:00~18:00
主题一：Blockchain and its Applications
主讲人一：香港大学 Prof. Chunming Rong
Prof. Chunming Rong is the co-chair of IEEE Blockchain, chair of IEEE Cloud Computing. He is the head of the Center for IP-based Service Innovation (CIPSI) at the University of Stavanger (UiS) and adjunct Chief Scientist leading Big-Data Initiative at IRIS. He was vice president (2015-2016) of CSA Norway Chapter. His research work focuses on data science, cloud computing, security and privacy. He is an IEEE senior member and is honoured as member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) since 2011. He has extensive contact network and projects in both the industry and academic. He is also founder and Steering Chair of IEEE CloudCom conference and workshop series. He is the steering chair and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), and co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Cloud Computing (ISSN: 2192-113X) by Springer. Prof. Rong has extensive experience in managing large-scale R&D projects funded by both industry and funding agencies, both in Norway and EU.
Blockchain-based technologies have recently emerged into the mainstream, demonstrating the advantages of decentralization, disintermediation, anonymity and censorship resistance, especially in relation with the financial sector. Blockchain technologies, through recent development, have not only enabled simple transactions, but also complex computation on a network. These advances are now not just limited to the financial sector, but also new internet applications can harness these building blocks to empower users to take control of their online footprint, such as in healthcare, social media and other digital services. The community shall become the gathering place for academic researchers, practitioners and business innovators alike, where they may meet and work together to embrace, promote and enhance blockchain technologies and their applications.
主题二：Deep Learning in FinTech
主讲人二：Prof. Dirk Schnieders
Dr. D. Schnieders is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. His research interest is in computer vision and a number of his research projects have been funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong government. Dr. Schnieders is regular program committee member of the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) and the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV). Dr. Schnieders was awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers by the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science in 2010 and has twice received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong.
In recent years machine learning has been applied to the financial services industry for e.g. automated investment services and mining unconventional sources of data. In this talk we will introduce the basics of deep learning, the cutting edge technology that enables machines to learn from large-scale and complex datasets.
主题三：Cybersecurity in the FinTech Era
主讲人三：香港大学 Prof. K.P.Chow
Dr. K. P. Chow is the Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and the Associate Director of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chow’s areas of research interest are computer forensics, cryptography, computer security, Internet surveillance and privacy. Dr. Chow has been working on the Internet piracy monitoring system Lineament I, and Internet auction site monitoring system Lineament II. Dr. Chow has analyzed various data leakage cases in Hong Kong, which includes the IPCC case in 2006 and the Foxy/Edison cases 2008. Findings and results were presented in local seminars and international conferences with participants from legal and IT professions. From 2010, Dr. Chow is the Chairman of the Information Security and Forensics Society (ISFS). In the past years, Dr. Chow has been invited to be a computer forensic expert to assist the Court and the HK law enforcement agencies, and to give advice to counsels on understanding and interpreting digital evidence for both criminal and civil proceedings in Hong Kong.
FinTech is an emerging area. However, there are two issues that have been overlooked: (i) the issue of cybersecurity; (ii) lacking of FinTech professionals. In this talk, we will discuss these two issues in details. In particular, we will present the FinTech programmes we will offer in the University of Hong Kong.
主题四：Block chain: basics, applications, and research
主讲人四： Prof. S.M.Yiu
Dr. S. M. Yiu is an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Yiu’s areas of research interest are bioinformatics, cryptography, and computer security. He is currently the deputy executive director of the HKU-BGI BAL (Bioinformatics Algorithms and Core Technology Research Laboratory) and the leader of the Applied Cryptography Research Group of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography. Dr. Yiu published extensively in both areas of bioinformatics and computer security and has given many invited talks in research groups of these two areas in various universities and international conferences. He is the principal investigator of a number of research projects funded by the Hong Kong Government and the University of Hong Kong. He has been the programme committee members and programme co-chairs of a number of international conferences in these two areas. He also received many awards in both teaching and research from the University of Hong Kong. He was one of the recipients for the Research Output Prize of the University of Hong Kong, twice for the Faculty Best Teacher award from the Faculty of Engineering, and 6 times for the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong.
In this talk, we will start with an introduction to block chain, in particular, the technology behind this structure and why it works well without a centralized administrator. Then, we will talk about some potential applications for block chain and some interesting research directions in this area.