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Welcome to your application for the September 2023 intake! There will be practical classes in the computer laboratory.
AI is widely used in analyzing asset prices and predicting stock price movements. Our experienced lecturer will share the applications of AI in quantitative investment and algorithmic trading. Welcome to your online application!
The programme provides an insight on how the current development in these two areas assist and influence investment decision and behaviour.
Who would benefit from EC in Big Data, AI & Investing:
- one who is interested in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
- one who has solid investment and quantitative background
- one who wants to learn how Big Data and A.I. influence investment decision
- one who wants to apply Big Data available to their investment theories
- one who is interested to explore the meaning of machine trading
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
1. evaluate different methodologies on Big Data analytics and AI technologies affecting investment decisions;
2. identify the limits and potentials of data mining and predictive analytics on investing;
3. make use of off-the-shelf online Big Data software for investing reference;
4. apply and analyze using big data concepts and forecast their results through case studies.
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Days / Time
- Monday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 30 hours per module
- Hong Kong Island Campus
- Kowloon East Campus
Modules & Class Details
1. Introduction to Data Processing and Analyzing on Investing (Application: DATATACT Web)
- Survey the current industry practices and trends
- Case studies on the impact of Big Data and AI
- Big data processing techniques (such as collection, indexing and storage)
2. Sentiment Analysis (Applications: Stanford API + DATATACT Web)
- News and social media sentiment analysis
- Sentiment and price performance correlation
- Performing sentiment analysis and filtering
3. Automated Trading (Applications: Market data and AIgo app)
- Understanding Algorithmic, Program and High Frequency trading
- Real-time analytics and data-streaming processing
- Examples of online real-time data for analysis
4. Predictive Analytics and Visualisation of results
- The basics of AI and Machine Learnings
- Applying machine learning to predict stock order flow
- Interpretation of data thru visualization
5. Challenges of Deep & Reinforcement Learning (ie. Alpha Go) techniques in investing
- Introducing Alpha-Go and its underlying technologies
- Limitation on the prediction techniques
- Managing the trading costs
Assessment method: Continuous assessment (In-class assignments) + Final Assessment (Group presentation & report)
The Executive Certificate will be conferred to candidates who have attained PASS grade and achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme.
(1) Mr. Ken Liu, co-founder and CTO of Datatact Ltd, a startup focus on AI, Machine Learning and Big Data analytics. He is a hands on expert in his specialized area for over 10 years. Prior to Datatact, Ken worked at Citi, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as Algo-Trading developer. Ken earned a Master in Computer Science from USC and a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Warwick.
(2) Dr. Peter Yau has over 10 years of industrial and training experience in both the technical and business domains. He was the IT Director of a consultancy firm, providing advisory and development service to the investment banks, universities, hospitals, government and global suppliers. He was the subject matter expert in one of the big four accounting firms and was invited to give a training program to the government official in an open forum which was funded by the European Union in Ulaanbaatar. He shares his knowledge in information technology by teaching in the tertiary education and conducting research. His doctoral research is Fintech related.
September 2023 intake
|18 Sep 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|2||25 Sep 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|3||9 Oct 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|4||16 Oct 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|5||30 Oct 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|6||6 Nov 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|7||13 Nov 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|8||20 Nov 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|9||27 Nov 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
|10||4 Dec 23 (Mon)||19:00-20:00|
Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change, and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Fee & Entry Requirements
Applicants shall hold:
a) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized University or equivalent; or
b) an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of relevant working experience.
Applicants with other qualification and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.
**Please upload copy of HKID and proof of degree while applying online.
HK$150 (student only needs to pay one time application fee for all EC in Big Data Series)Course Fee
- Course Fee: $8400 per programme (* course fees are subject to change without prior notice)
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