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Lecture Notice:Why and how to predict financial crises?
Speaker: Prof. Didier Sornette
Time: 4 pm-5 pm, July 10, 2020
Addr: Tencent Meeting ID:229 950 170

Dear All:


You are cordially invited to attend a talk given by Prof. Didier Sornette

on topic “Why and how to predict financial crises?” on 4 pm-5 pm, July 10, 2020. The talk will be on live through Tencent Meeting. All are welcome!


Tencent Meeting ID229 950 170


Department of Finance

July 7, 2020



Lecture Notice:Why and how to predict financial crises?

Negative Prices for Vanilla Options
Speaker: XIANG Ju
Time:
Addr: Room 315, Block 3, Wisdom Valley

 I identify a third state which should be priced-in b e f o r e buying options,in addition to the two states of ITM (In-the-Money) and AOTM (At or Out-of-theMoney) at exercise in the traditional Option Pricing Theory (OPT). OPT’s two states are more applicable when options are alr e a d y bought. Researchers and practitioners are commonly misled by the zero-payoff-at-worst to believe that vanilla options take non-negative prices only. On the contrary, the third state may lead to negative real payoffs due to heterogeneous unhedged costs of certain options, and to possible negative option prices (NOPs) which are presented with game theory and representative utility function models. NOPs have implications for financial markets and regulations (e.g. option quotes and market-making), and accounting principles (e.g. employee stock options).

Lecture Notice
Speaker: Juzheng Lin
Time: 4 pm-5 pm, June 12, 2020
Addr: SUSTech Faculty Activity Center (1/F, Block 2 of the Guest Houses)

Dear All


You are cordially invited to attend a talk given by Juzheng Lin on topic “Strategic thinking on the mission and innovative development of pilot demonstration area under the great changes in the past century” on 4 pm-5 pm, June 12, 2020 at SUSTech Faculty Activity Center (1/F, Block 2 of the Guest Houses).


All are welcome!


Department of Finance


June 10, 2020

Faculty Positions in the Department of Finance of SUSTech
Speaker: Department of Finance
Time:
Addr:

SUSTech, officially established in April 2012, is a public institution funded by the municipal of Shenzhen, a special economic zone city in southern China. The University is accredited by the Ministry of Education, China and is a pioneer in higher education reform in China. Set on five hundred acres of wooded landscape in the picturesque Nanshan (South Mountain) area, the new campus offers an idyllic environment suitable for learning and scholarship. SUSTech engages in basic and problem-solving research of lasting impact to benefit society and mankind. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, SUSTech, being ranked for the first time since its formal establishment 8 years ago, was ranked the 8th among the listed mainland China universities.


The Department of Finance now invites applications for Professorship(s) / Associate Professorship(s) / Assistant Professorship(s) in finance / fintech / insurance and actuarial science.


Applicants should 

(i) be promising or established scholars with a doctoral degree (or close to completion); 

(ii) demonstrate a specialty in finance / fintech / insurance and actuarial science.


The appointee will 

(a) teach postgraduate and undergraduate courses; 

(b) be expected to publish in top-tier journals in finance and/or related fields.


Salary and Fringe Benefits


Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care and housing benefits for eligible appointees. Further information about the University is available at http://www.sustech.edu.cn . The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.


Application Procedure


Please submit full resume, copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, and three letters.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at hiring@sustech.edu.cn .

Inter-Organizational Blockchains: Learning from the cardossier
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe
Time: 2019.10.10,14:00-16:00
Addr: 315,Building 3,Wisdom Valley

Bio.

Gerhard Schwabe has been a full professor at the University of Zurich since 2002. In Zurich he leads the Information Management Research Group with two senior researchers (Postdocs) and six doctoral students. His research interests focus on the intersection of collaborative technologies and information management. In 2017 he co-founded the UZH Blockchain Center where he coordinates the activities of about 20 professors from informatics, business, economics, finance, and law. The UZH Blockchain Center operates in the heart of the Crypto Valley which ranges from Zug to Zurich. Gerhard Schwabe is currently heading its steering committee. Furthermore, more than a decade ago, he has set up a research stream on supporting financial advisory services and more recently doctor-patient interaction.


Abstract

Blockchain technologies have rapidly become more mature and moved beyond cryptocurrencies. One important blockchain use case is interorganizational systems. This talk presents the results of a three-year research effort to put the history of a car (import, registration, repairs, insurance events....) into a shared blockchain. The cardossier is an industry - research collaboration with major players of the Swiss car-ecosystem and scheduled to go live in 2020 (www.cardossier.ch). We discuss the cardossier idea, architectural choices, the role of trust, blockchain business models, and blockchain governance. 


Optimal Dynamic Contract of Influence
Speaker: Dr. Chen Yi
Time: 16:00-17:30, September 17, 2019 (Tuesday)
Addr: Conference room 315 of Finance Department(Wisdom Valley Block 3,3F)

Biography

Yi Chen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He received his PhD of Economics at Yale University, with a focus on information economics. His research includes both theoretical and applied approaches to principal-agent problems, dynamic games, and information design.

Abstract

I study the optimal dynamic contract in a long-term principal-agent relationship, where the agent privately observes an evolving state but his preferences are state-independent. The principal commits to action flows based solely on the agent’s reports. I show that communication is generically effective despite the misaligned preferences. Moreover, the optimal contract can stipulate actions that move in the opposite direction of the principal’s ideal actions; a necessary and sufficient condition is provided. The principal is worse off over time in expectation, but the agent is not necessarily immiserated. The results apply to dynamic allocation problems such as capital budgeting.


【SUSTech Lecture】Big data, Complex Economic System and Econometric modeling
Speaker: Yongmiao Hong
Time:
Addr: Library lecture hall 111

Biography



    Professor Yongmiao Hong is currently the Ernest S. Liu Professor of Economics and International Studies in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. He is also a Professor of Statistics and a field member in the Department of Statistical Science and a field member in the Center of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Professor Hong is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Member and Vice Chairman of Advisory Committee for Economics Education, Chinese Ministry of Education. He served as the President of Chinese Economists Society in North America in 2009-2010.

 

    Professor Hong's research interests include econometric theory, time series econometrics, financial econometrics, and Chinese economy. He publishes refereed articles in mainstream economic, financial and statistical journals such as Annals of Statistics, Biometrika, Econometric Theory, Econometrica, International Economic Review, Journal of American Statistical Association, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Royal Statistical Society (Series B), Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Financial Studies. He has been awarded the “Chinese Most Cited Researcher, Elsevier” for exceptional research performance in the field of economics, econometrics and finance annually for five consecutive years from 2014 to 2018. His most recent book is Probability and Statistics for Economists (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2017).


Abstract



The modern economy is becoming a complex system. With the information technology being rapidly developed and widely applied, this system has been producing a vast amount of Big Data. Big Data often appears in a complex form. Big Data/Complex Data provides a lot of new and valuable information that could contribute to better understanding of the complex system, but also poses various challenges to conventional econometric modeling theories and methodologies. In this talk, I will use a variety of illustrative examples, with the “problem-oriented” approach, to discuss some possible developments in econometrics of Big Data/Complex Data in the ongoing Big Data era, including construction of sediment index and policy uncertainty index, identification of economic causal relationships and high-dimensional instrumental variable estimation, modeling interval-valued data, macroeconomic forecasts using high-dimensional leading indicators, forecasts based on time-varying predictive models, nowcasts based on data with different sampling frequencies, and time-varying moving averaging of econometric models in light of model uncertainty.

EPS-Sensitivity and Merger Deals
Speaker: Fangyuan Ma
Time:
Addr: Wisdom Valley Block 3, 315

Abstract: Announcements of mergers where the target is offered stock very often discuss the impact of the deal on the acquirer’s earnings per share (EPS), especially when the deal is EPS-accretive for the acquirer. In this paper, we document that the acquirer’s EPS-sensitivity affects how deals are structured, the premium that is paid, and the types of deals that are done. We provide evidence that EPS-sensitivity of acquirers is another manifestation of short-termism, driven by institutional investor horizon as well as components of managerial compensation contracts. Our results suggest that the relative popularity of deals financed in cash since early 2000 could be a consequence of acquirers’ EPS-sensitivity and low value-multiple acquirers pursuing high value-multiple targets. EPS-sensitivity is also consistent with the overall pattern of “like-buys-like” that has been documented in the literature for stock deals.


Bio: Fangyuan Ma is a postdoctoral fellow at Department of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She received her Ph.D. in Finance from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and joined CUHK in 2018. Fangyuan’s research interests include corporate finance, merger and acquisition, corporate governance, and applied contract theory. Her papers have been presented in several conferences and universities, including CUHK, HKUST, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum 2019
Speaker: SUSTech
Time:
Addr: China·Shen Zhen
Introduction

The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an important conference for talent recruitment. It aims to provide a platform for academic exchanges among young scholars at home and abroad, to promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and discuss the approach for the construction of world-class universities and disciplines. Through the recruitment of world-class talents, we plan to build SUSTech into a high-level research university with unique characteristics in the world. 


Qualifications for Applicants

(a)   Under age of 40 (born after 1 January 1979);

(b) Doctoral degree obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities with more than 3 years of working abroad, with achievements in related fields or good potential for further development; scholars with academic influence in the related field. Scholars from all areas are welcome.



Forum Schedule

Registration Date: January 4, 2019(Friday)

Date of the Forum: January 5-6, 2019



Application

Please submit your CV to institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (aais@sustc.edu.cn) and intended department mailbox (see the list of schools/departments in the end), entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-intended department (e.g. Mathematics…)” for evaluation. The application will close on December 15, 2018. Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2018. 

Travel and Accommodation

(a) Free accommodation and lodging will be provided;

(b) Travels: All invited participants need to purchase their own tickets (economy class). We will provide travel reimbursement for the actual cost of tickets between 12/20/2018-01/20/2019 (maximum CNY 12,000 per person). 


Contact Information

Ms. Shanshan Li

Tel: +86-75588015713 

Email: liss@sustc.edu.cn

Contacts of departments are listed in the end. 


Salary and Benefits

I. Income and Benefits

1. Globally competitive (including US & HK) salary;

2. Apartment inside campus (depending on remaining apartment quantity) or housing allowance of leasing outside;

3. Social Insurance:Retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special health insurance negotiable.

4. A total of CNY 2.75 million living subsidies, including:

(1) National living subsidies CNY 500,000;

(2) Guangdong Provision living subsidies CNY 250,000;

(3) Shenzhen living subsides of CNY 2 million (“Shenzhen peacock talent plan B”).

II. Lab space no less than 150 square meters.

III. A total of approximate CNY 12 million research fund, including

1. National research fund CNY 1-3 million;

2. Guangdong Provision start-up fund CNY 250,000;

3. Shenzhen living start-up fund of CNY 3-5 million (“Shenzhen peacock talent plan B”);

4. Nanshan District start-up fund of CNY 200,000;

5. SUSTech start-up fund of CNY 3 million.

6. Special requirements negotiable.

IV. Living supports

1. Registered permanent residence service of scholar’s family (spouse and children) for Chinese;

2. Resident visa service of scholar’s family (spouse and children) for foreigners;

3. Children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school;

4. Spouse’s employment service. 

V. National, province and Shenzhen talent programs application service. Special requirements negotiable.

Southern University of Science and Technology(SUSTech)is a public research university established in 2011, funded by Shenzhen Municipality. Widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China’s higher education forward to match China’s ever-growing role in the international arena, SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes significantly to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating knowledge for the world. Located in Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing cities in China and the country’s window to the world, SUSTech enjoys strong connections with leading companies in China and renowned universities around the world. 


Currently, SUSTech has about 350 tenure/tenure-track professors, 24 academicians and fellows of academies, 18 “Changjiang” scholars; more than 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are more than 5300 students in SUSTech, including 4029 high quality undergraduate students and 1352 graduate students. In 2016, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member was ranked No. 3 in all mainland universities of China. In 2018, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. It only takes four years for SUSTech to increase the ranking in “Nature Index” from 55 to 26. The “Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that among world's 100 fastest-rising organizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the list, which is No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. On September 26th, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 were released with Southern University of Science and Technology being listed for the first time. SUSTech was ranked 8th among the 72 mainland China universities on the list.


The schools and departments of SUSTech welcome all eligible young scholars at home and abroad to apply and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!


Department of Finance

The department of finance is envisioned to develop world-class disciplines that are first-class in China with a focus on resolving important practical issues in the financial reform of China and contributing to research and development in the financial field for the Pearl River Delta and Shenzhen through cutting-edge scientific research by a strong and well-equipped faculty. We keep pace with the frontier development of finance, aiming at cultivating high-level innovative talents with an international perspective to analyze and solve practical financial problems in China and to lead Chinese capital to the world by considering issues in quantitative finance, Internet finance, and other contemporary Chinese financial developments.

 

The research areas of the department cover China's financial stability, Block chain governance model, legal issues and case library construction, expansion and comprehensive economic forecasts, and financial modeling by machine learning. Due to their achievements and reputation, professors of the department have been invited to contribute to both society and academia in many ways such as expert argumentation on advance compensation of Xintai Electric fraud issuance, "Elite Converge" interview on Phoenix Satellite TV, training class of Jingdong Finance Leading Talents, conference presentations in conferences like the 11th 21st Century Annual Finance Conference of Asia and the 12th China International Summit on Quantitative Investment. The Department of Finance has held more than 100 academic exchanges and featured courses on "Forum on Finance and Entrepreneurship Frontiers" and "Fintech Lecture". The guest speakers included Chen You An, former Chairman and Party Secretary of Galaxy Financial Holdings, Wei Gejun, director of China Finance Publishing House, Nie Qingping, Chairman of China Securities Finance Corporation, Xia Bin, State Council Counselor and Chairman of China Chief Economist Forum, Zhu Wuxiang, Professor of School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, CEO of Jasper Capital, Chairman and CEO of Fangjinsuo, CEO of Juooo.com and other academic and industry elites. The Department of Finance encourages students to participate in competitions and professional examinations to enhance their professional qualities, including HSBC Business Case Competition, CFFE Cup Financial Derivatives Knowledge Competition, SOA Examination, Munich Reinsurance Cup Actuarial Competition for College Students, CFA Society Investment Analysis Competition. The Department of Finance has signed contracts with more than a dozen financial institutions to generate internship opportunities for students.

 

Through lectures by a strong faculty and elite guest speakers from the industry, high-standard laboratories, competition and internship opportunities, the department has made efforts to teach our students theoretical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills in the shortest time possible.

 

Undergraduate majors:

Finance、Financial engineering

 

Master degree program:

Math (research area in Finance)


17 Faculty members

1 Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education

1 SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars recipient

1 Pengcheng Scholar

7 Overseas high-level talents

1 Established the "Theoretical Analysis Framework of China’s Financial System"

14 have study experiences at overseas universities

9 have work experiences in financial institutions


Predicting choice averse and choice loving behavior in a quasi-field experiment with actual shoppers
Speaker: David Ong,Professor of economics,Jinan-Birmingham
Time:
Addr: Conference room 315 of Finance Department(Wisdom Valley Block 3,3F)

Predicting choice averse and choice loving behavior in a quasi-field experiment with actual shoppers

Notice on Recommended Exam Exemption for Postgraduate Study
Speaker: /
Time:
Addr: 金融系会议室(慧园3栋3楼315)

Please refer to the application materials at the official website of the Departmentof FinanceEducation -> Teaching Materials->"Application Materials of Outstanding Fresh Graduates for Recommended Exam Exemption Postgraduate Study"

Registration and Selection of Outstanding Fresh Graduates for Recommended Exam Exemption Postgraduate Study:

·         Deadline for pre-registration: August 17

Submit the pre-registration form (self-assessment form of comprehensive performance and recommended exam exemption summary sheet required by the Department of Finance, and the self-assessment form shall be in both printed and electronic formats) to huangc@sustc.edu.cn, Teacher Huang in Room 302, Building 3, Huiyuan.

Students who have submitted self-assessment forms with calculation errors shall be regarded as falsifiers and be disqualified from recommended exam exemption.

·         Prior to August 24, the Recommended Exam Exemption Team of the Department will publicize the list of recommended exam exemption postgraduates.

·         Deadline for registration: August 29

Submit the application form of SUSTech recommended exam exemption postgraduates (in both printed and electronic formats) and the recommended exam exemption summary sheet to huangc@sustc.edu.cn, Teacher Huang in Room 302, Building 3, Huiyuan.

Note: Students who have completed pre-registration rather than formal registration shall sign the “Informed Consent Form of Abandoning Qualification of Recommended exam exemption”. (Students who have passed the review of pre-registration can apply for formal registration.)

·         Prior to September 7  Determine the list of recommended exam exemption postgraduates ranked from high to low in total scores according to the quotas assigned by the Office of Teaching Affairs, and submit the approved list to the Office of Teaching Affairs.

·         September 10-14  Publicize the list of 2019 recommended exam exemption postgraduates.

·         September 17-21  Issue an official document on the list of 2019 recommended exam exemption postgraduates, and upload the data of qualification of recommended exam exemption postgraduates to the Graduate Admissions Network.

·         Starting from September 22  Recommended exam exemption postgraduates can register, check their qualifications of recommended exam exemption and related policies, fill in the personal information and pay fees online.

·         September 28 - October 25  Recommended exam exemption postgraduates can complete their volunteers, receive and confirm the re-examination and admission notice of recruit units.

January 3 - 31, 2019  Check relevant admission information.


2018 Summer Camp for Outstanding University Students
Speaker: Professor of the Department of Finance
Time:
Addr: 荔园1栋102

Lecturer: Professor of the Department of Finance

Time: July 10-12

Place:

July 10  Summer Camper registration

Time: 15: 00-17: 30 pm, July 10

Place: Room 315, Building 3, Huiyuan

July 11

9:00-11:00  Opening ceremony held at the main venue (Lecture Hall, Science Building 1) and the sub venue (Room 107/110, Teaching Building 1)

11:30-13:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00,  Room 110, Teaching Building 1  Speech and department introduction by the leader of the Department,  self-introduction of supervisors

16:00-17:00  Visits to the laboratories of the Department of Finance and campus 

 

July 12

9:00-11:00   Visit to enterprises

12:00-13:00  Lunch

14:00-17:00  Interview and assessment held by the Department of Finance (please refer to the assessment plan of the Department)

 

Interview Arrangement

Time: 14:00-17:00, July 12

Place: Room 301,302 and 307, Building 2, Liyuan

Assessment form: Process in groups and the group list will be published at noon on the day of the interview.

The campers of the groups will make a personal presentation in PPT format for 5-10 minutes. 

The content includes and is not limited to basic personal information (including undergraduate academic performance certificate, English level certificate, personal awards and other certificates), research interests, understanding and views on the financial field, research ideas, etc. After the presentation, the experts will ask questions.


Analysis of Systematic Financial Risk
Speaker: Dr. Cheng Yisun, one of the first group of experts
Time: 15:00 pm, June 21, 2018 (Thursday)
Addr:

Lecturer: Dr. Cheng Yisun, one of the first group of experts from national "Thousand Talents Program”

Time: 15:00 pm, June 21, 2018 (Thursday)

Place: Room 315, Floor 3, Building 3, Huiyuan (Meeting Room of the Department of Finance)

Abstract

Financial crisis is extremely likely to break out in China during the next five to ten years. This lecture introduces the context of systemic financial risks from a macro perspective, analyzes the nature and causes of systemic financial risks, and describes the situation and characteristics of China's systemic financial risks from the dimensions of space and time so as to propose methods and concerns to resolve, control and prevent possible systemic financial risks.

 

Guest Profile

Dr. Cheng Yisun is one of the first group of experts from national "Thousand Talents Program”. He served as a postdoctoral co-advisor at the Research Institute of Shenzhen Stock Exchange and a member of the Council Policy Advisory Committee of Shanghai Stock Exchange. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience in corporate formation, business development, institutional integration, team building, internal control compliance, operational risk control, technical management and customer relationship maintenance, etc. He served the China Investment Corporation and was responsible for the formation of Investment & Operation Department. He also served as the General Manager/Legal Representative of UBS Securities Co. Limited (China). In 2017, he founded Zhuhai Detavent Financial Technology Co., Ltd. with his wife Dr. Xu Xiaohong and they are committed to the study of financial quantitative risk management systems, which fills up the gap of core technology of financial risk quantitative management system in China, helps regulators and financial institutions to effectively control systemic risks and establish sound risk control mechanisms and means.


Thesis Defense of Master's Degree in Finance by Postgraduates of the Department of Finance
Speaker: All professors of the Department of Finance
Time: Room 201, 202 and 203, Teaching Building 1
Addr:

Lecturer: All professors of the Department of Finance

Time: 8: 30-12: 00 am, May 31

Place: Room 201, 202 and 203, Teaching Building 1

All teachers and students are welcome to attend and listen to this defense.

Defense procedure:

1. The Chairman of the Defense Committee introduces the composition of the Defense Committee and implements the agenda of the Defense Committee;

2. Present the comprehensive evaluation of three reviewers on theses and pages of theses with problems in the PPT, and introduce the correction of the existing problems;

3. Applicant introduces the main content of his or her thesis within 20-30 minutes;

4. Committee members ask questions and the applicant answers them. The question time is not less than 10 minutes;

5. Defense suspends, the applicant and his or her supervisor evades (unnecessarily if the supervisor is one of the defense committee members);

6. The Defense Committee holds an internal meeting to vote on the awarding of a master's degree by secret ballot. A proposed decision to award a master's degree can only be made when two-thirds (inclusive) of the members of the Defense Committee agree. Those who have failed to pass the master's thesis defense may revise their theses and defense again within one year with the consent of the Defense Committee;

7. Defense resumes and the Chairman of the Defense Committee announces the decision of the Defense Committee and the voting results;

8. The Chairman of the Defense Committee announces the closing of the defense;


Next Generation Artificial Intelligence: Brain-Computer Interface and Human-Computer Interaction Tra
Speaker: Dr. Han Bicheng, founder and CEO of Brainco&brainr
Time:
Addr:

Lecturer: Dr. Han Bicheng, founder and CEO of Brainco&brainrobotics

Time: 19:00-21:00, May 29 (next Tuesday)

Place: Room 203, Building 1, Liyuan

Guest Profile

Han Bicheng, founder and CEO of BrainCo&BrainRobotics, doctoral candidate of Harvard University Brain Science Center. Mr. Han focused his studies on mechanical engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in early 2007 and then worked at the Medical Equipment Research Center in Seattle, the United States. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Brain Science Center at Harvard University.

During his study for Ph.D., Han founded BrainCo and BrainRobotics aiming to provide users with convenient brainwave control platform by independently developing brainwave-based wearable devices. It is the first school incubation project directed by Chinese in Harvard history having won the ITEST Best Innovation Award and the MassChanllenge Gold Award. BrainCo&BrainRobotics has grown into one of the ten most popular brain-computer interface companies in the world, having achieved the largest single order of brain-computer products and completed the largest single financing of brain-computer interface in 2017.

Han has been widely recognized by all walks of life in recent years and been selected into the list of important economic and technological talents such as the "Forbes 30 Under 30 Elite List" and the "35 Under 35 Innovation List" (China), becoming an outstanding representative of technology industry.


Notice on 2018 Summer Camp of SUSTech Department of Finance
Speaker: Department of Finance
Time:
Addr:

Lecturer: Department of Finance

Time: July 10-12, 2018

Place: Department of Finance of SUSTech

Activity Arrangement

1.      Time:

July 10-12, 2018

 

2.      Schedule:

Opening ceremony, introduction to school/department and majors, teacher-student exchange, campus tour, visits to “unicorn” companies and 2019 recommended exam exemption postgraduate assessment will be carried out during the 2018 Summer Camp.

 

Application Requirements

 

1.      Priority is given to third-year undergraduate students who have been enrolled for study majors in finance, mathematics and computer science at 985 colleges and universities (Grade 2019 undergraduates) and undergraduate students who are eligible for recommended exam exemption;

2.      Other outstanding postgraduate students with excellent performance, strong academic interests and prominent achievements as well as previous undergraduates or master graduates;

3.      Students with excellent performance in school and English level of CET 4 or 6;

4.      Students with strong interest and prominent achievements in finance-related fields and cutting-edge interdisciplinary subjects and with strong or potential research and innovation capabilities;

 

 

Application Procedure

 

1. Registration

All applicants need to complete the online application on the registration system of SUSTech Summer Camp. The materials to be reviewed will be subject to the information submitted on the system. Registration system of SUSTech Summer Camp:http://ehall.sustc.edu.cn/gs (expected to be open for application around May 21). After the registration system is opened, students shall log in to register online and upload the application materials.

 

2. Deadline

June 26, 2018

 

3. Paper Materials

a. Application Form of SUSTech 2018 Summer Camp  (automatically generated by the Online Application System);

b. Copy of ID card;

c. Copy of student ID card (provided by students in school);

d. Transcripts (stamped with official seal of school/department or Office of Academic Affairs) of all courses taken (undergraduates are required to provide performance ranking certificate) ;

e. Copy of English level certificates (CET 4 or 6, TOEFL, GRE, IELTS);

f. Other documents (title page of representative papers reflecting the academic level, award certificates, etc.);

g. Supporting materials and recommendation letters submitted by applicant voluntarily.

Note: The paper materials for application are not required to mail in advance and shall be submitted upon registration.

 

Admission

 

In late June 2018, the assessment team of the Summer Camp will review the application materials submitted by students and determine the admission results. Those who pass the qualification review will be informed via e-mail or online publicity. Students who have not received the admission notice shall be viewed as outsiders without any further notice.

 

Other Notes

 

1. The Department of Finance of SUSTech will provide campers from other places with free accommodation in Shenzhen during the Summer Camp and subsidize them part of transportation expenses. In principle, local college students in Shenzhen shall not be offered accommodation but free meals.

2. Students themselves and schools where they study shall be responsible for safety during the Summer Camp. We will purchase personal accident insurance for students who shall sign safety responsibility agreement upon registration. 

 

Contact

 

1.      Contact person: Teacher Wang, office phone: 075588018616

 

2.      E-mail of Admission Office of Department of Finance:

finyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Mails shall be uniformly entitled [Summer Camp] School + Grade + Name

(Note: Please indicate your status in Grade, such as "15 Undergraduate" or "16 Master");

After the school registration system is opened, the registration website and list of application materials will be further notified.

 

3.      Website of the Department of Finance:

http://fin.sustc.edu.cn

For other matters not mentioned herein, please continue to pay attention to formal notices of the Graduate School and the Department of Finance.


Unicorn Series Lecture (3): Big Data and Comprehensive Health Relayed on Capital Red Carpet
Speaker: JiPengsong
Time:
Addr:

Lecturer: JiPengsong, Chairman of Shanghai Ankon Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. and Ankon Technologies (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.

Time: 19: 00-21: 00, Thursday, May 17, 2018

Place: Lecture Hall 110, Library

Guest Profile

Ji Pengsong, male, born in June 1966, Chairman of Shanghai Ankon Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. and Ankon Technologies (Wuhan) Co., Ltd. Ji Pengsong is an expert in hi-tech project incubation. In 1995, he was exceptionally promoted as an associate professor at Tsinghua University. He successfully organized and participated in the incubation of a number of world-leading hi-tech projects with significant influence; organized and completed the national “Eleventh Five-Year” major projects and won the “Outstanding Contribution Award for Implementation of National Science and Technology Plan”. In 2009, he started concentrating on the development, production and popularization of the world's first endoscopic gastrointestinal robot - Ankon capsule gastroscope robot, which is ahead of the world level by five years. After nearly ten years of hard work, the comprehensive construction of technology platform for screening early cancer in digestive tract has been completed, covering artificial intelligence, medical robot, medical big data and distribution of medical resources via network, enabling people to access high-end medical resources through “touch screen”. People feel assured about the medical system with quality control in the whole process. In the past five years, General Secretary Xi came to Ankon and gave guidance on the technology platform for three times. He has placed great expectations on the Ankon technology platform, which is essential for cancer prevention and control in the tasks proposed at the 19th National People’s Congress. 

Report Introduction

Medical big data needs the support of technology platform and basic technology. Comprehensive health is the ideal attribution of medical big data in need of whole-process capital relay and capital role conversion.


Development and Historical Evolution of Third-Generation Microloan Technology
Speaker: Wang Yafeng
Time:
Addr:

Lecturer: Wang Yafeng, co-founder of Dashu Financial Services

Time: 19:00-21:00, May 10, 2018 (Thursday)

Place: Room 102, Building 2, Liyuan

Guest Profile

Wang Yafeng, co-founder of Dashu Financial Services Finance MBA of Tsinghua University - Chinese University of Hong Kong; Bachelor of Management, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University;

He is an expert in retail credit products and risk control with more than 15 years of experience in individual loan innovation and business risk management. He served as the Deputy General Manager of Unsecured Loan Department/Individual Loan and Microfinance Department of Guangdong Nanyue Bank Head Office; Director of Consumer Credit Center/Industry Development Department of Ping An Bank Head Office; Senior Product Manager and Senior Individual Credit Approver of Shenzhen Development Bank Head Office.

Company Profile

Dashu Financial Services is a leading financial technology company in China and a bringer of third-generation microloan technology. It empowers banks to carry out microfinance businesses with data-based credit factory.


Thinking and Practice of Near Field Retail
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Lecturer: Zeng Bin, co-founder and CEO of Missfresh

Time: 19:00, April 19, 2018 (Thursday)

Place: Room 203, Building 1, Liyuan

Unicorn Series Lecture (1)

 

19:00, April 19, 2018 (Thursday)  

Room 203, Building 1, Liyuan

 

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Zeng Bin was enrolled into Wuhan University to study economics in 1995. After graduation, he joined Alibaba, an Internet company with the most development potential at that time, and became one of 300 pioneering employees. In 2008, he studied MBA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2003 to 2012, he served as the Retail Director (South China) and General Manager (Tablet PC Department) of Lenovo Group. After that, Zeng Bin served as the Marketing General Manager of Joyvio Group as Lenovo involved in agriculture, and became one of the first group to enter the fresh food field. Thanks to his work in Joyvio, he has accumulated a wealth of experience in the operation of fresh food e-commerce and also found problems existing in the fresh food supply chain, thus recognized the importance of restructuring the fresh food industry chain and improving the efficiency of the industry. Therefore, Zeng Bin worked with XuZheng, old partner of Lenovo Joyvio and created Missfresh, entering the fresh food e-commerce market with great potential.

 

Missfresh

Established in November, 2014, the company has been committed to reconfiguring the fresh supply chain to improve the efficiency of the industry, connect producers and consumers of quality fresh food and provide users with perfect service of fresh food e-commerce. In March 2017, Missfresh received a C+ round financing of $230 million. Over the past three years since its establishment, Missfresh has developed very rapidly, completed the layout of 11 major categories of selected fresh food, and established the cold chain logistics system of “urban sorting center + community warehouse” in 20 core cities across the country, achieving fast delivery to members within 1 hour. In 2017, Missfresh entered a stage of rapid growth with growth rate of MAU and user scale topped in the fresh e-commerce industry and overall profitability in first-tier cities.


Analysis on the Development of China's P2P Network Loan
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Lecturer: Wang Zhicheng, Deputy General Manager of Guiyang Internet Insurance Financial Investment Co., Ltd.

Time: 19:00-21:00, Thursday, April 26

Place: Room 102, Building 2, Liyuan

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Wang Zhicheng, FMBA of Tsinghua University - Chinese University of Hong Kong, with 10 years of experience in the financial and Internet industry. He worked as the assistant to CFO of Ping An Group to design the strategic layout of Ping An Fang, Haoche, Wanlitong, Dahua Fund and Leasing Company. He was also engaged in product planning and operation management. At the end of 2015, he initially founded Guiyang Internet Insurance Financial Investment Co., Ltd. (as Deputy General Manager) with the support of Guiyang Municipal Government taking charge of product operation and marketing of this company which has completed trade of over RMB 2.5 billion yuan since its establishment. He has extensive practical and management experience in Internet finance.


Blockchain Basic Technology, Development Trend and Application Case
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Lecturer: Zhang Shengli, professor of Shenzhen University

Time: 14:30-16:00, Thursday, April 26

Place: Meeting Room of Department of Finance (Room 315, Floor 3, Building 3, Huiyuan)

Lecture Summary

This lecture introduces the historical background and inevitability of blockchain development, followed by main technical principles of first- and second-generation blockchain as well as development trend of new-generation blockchain. Some application cases of blockchain will be introduced at the end of the lecture.

Guest Lecturer

Zhang Shengli, Professor and Doctoral Advisor of Shenzhen University, Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Executive Deputy Director of Blockchain Technology Research Center of Shenzhen University, and concurrently Deputy Director of the Department of Communication Engineering at Shenzhen University. Professor Zhang is currently the Deputy Director of Guangdong Engineering Center of Large-scale Mobile Communication and Intelligent Network. Zhang Shengli graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Science and Technology of China. He is an expert in blockchain and wireless network technology and the founder of physical-layer network coding. The paper "physical layer network coding” presented by him at ACM Mobicom has been cited over 2,000 times and selected into Top Ten Classic Papers in Google Wireless Network Field (the only paper selected from the Asia-Pacific region). He has published many papers about blockchain technology and owns three national patents related to blockchain; works on several blockchain research projects and hosts the 973 Young Scientist Program proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology.


Logic of Entrepreneurship in New Car Retail
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Lecturer: Yao Junhong, founder and CEO of Souche

Time: 15: 00-17: 00, Saturday, May 5

Place: Lecture Hall 111, Library

Unicorn Founder Series Lecture (2)

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Yao Junhong, founder and CEO of Souche In 2012, Yao Founded Souche, which is currently the largest new automobile retail platform in China and has received nearly 700 million US dollars in investment from Alibaba, Ant Financial, Warburg Pincus, Morningside Venture Capital, Chunhua Capital and many other investment institutions. Prior to the founding of Souche, he was a member of founding team of China Auto Rental and served as the Executive Vice President of the company. Yao has been engaged in the automotive industry for more than 10 years. He has a deep understanding of all aspects in the automobile industry chain and formed the business philosophy via Internet in the commercial war.


2018 Actuarial Education & Training Project of Finance Department - Presentation of The 2nd Actuary
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Lecturer: Hou Wencai, FSA & CERA

Time: 18:30, May 6, 2018 (Sunday)

Place: Lecture Hall 111, Library

The Actuarial Education & Training Project is a special education program of the Department of Finance. It admits 30 students from the whole university each year and focuses on the training of actuaries. Through the Spring Seed Watch Program, Association Cooperation, Examination Funding System and Practical Courses, it provides students with the best hardware and software resources and strives to build the largest actuary cradle and actuarial communication platform in South China and even the country within five years. On October 15, 2017, the Department of Finance held the presentation of the First Actuary Selection Test. 15 students have passed the first P exam in the ACAS phase of Society of Actuaries (SOA).