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UMass Amherst to Host 'Fintech for the Common Good' Interdisciplinary Lecture Series

Raúl Carrillo
Raúl Carrillo

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting a series of interdisciplinary lectures on the rapidly advancing field of financial technology, exploring how Wall Street firms and investors could benefit, efforts to regulate the industry to guard against fraud and abuse, and the potential for unintended outcomes as technology continues to evolve. The Fintech for the Common Good lecture series will feature speakers from the fields of finance, law and computer science to facilitate discussion and research collaborations. The lectures are free and open to the public. 

A lecture by Columbia Law School Professor Raul Carrillo on the rise and fall of the FTX crypto-trading platform will kick off the series on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:15 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College events hall. Carrillo regularly advises federal policymakers on regulatory matters and has previously served as special counsel to the enforcement director at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Ted Senator

Data science research and application expert Ted Senator, a former program manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will discuss the use of artificial intelligence to prevent cyberfraud on Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. in the Computer Science Building, Room 150/151. Senator has also held positions at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He is a senior member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

In addition to the lectures, a multidisciplinary research workshop is being planned for fall 2024.

This series is a collaboration among deans, faculty, and graduate students from the UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Isenberg School of Management, and the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences.

Originally published by the Office of News and Media Relations.