The IIT Stuart-Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference seeks to bring together a unique cross-section of leading experts from academia, industry, and government within a relaxed intellectual environment. The conference covers subjects ranging from high-frequency algorithmic trading and statistical arbitrage to model construction and validation. This event provides a unique opportunity for leaders and students in quantitative fields to directly interact and share ideas. The student and young alumni organizing committee is exclusively volunteer-based and 100% of all conference proceeds go towards supporting education nonprofits fighting for economic mobility for underprivileged students. We’re building a legacy for the conference that extends beyond the ivory tower and into the greater community.
One of the biggest trends in the fintech space is blockchain technology. While database and networking technologies have experienced a concurrent but largely separate evolution up until now, blockchains represent the intersection of these disciplines. Blockchains enable systems to maintain a single version of data across a network using a wide variety of cryptographic consensus algorithms, and thus prove to be a fascinating new field of research and innovation. This year's conference will feature speakers from this exciting new space, as well as educational talks and workshops revolving around traditional quant finance.