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SOLD OUT: John Hull on "Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science"

6:00-6:29pm check-in; 6:30pm sharp to 7:30pm book talk and audience questions (in Desautels Hall); 7:30-8:15pm book signing, book sale and networking reception (in Fleck Atrium)

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Date: Tuesday October 29, 2019 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Speaker(s): John Hull, Professor of Finance, University Professor, Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management and Academic Director - Rotman Financial Innovation Hub, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author
Topic: "Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science" (by John Hull, Independently Published, 2019)

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Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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Location: Toronto
Cost: This event is SOLD OUT. There is no waiting list.
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Book Synopsis: This book is for business executives and students who want to learn about the tools used in machine learning. It explains the most popular algorithms clearly and succinctly without using calculus or matrix/vector algebra. The focus is on business applications. There are many illustrative examples. These include assessing the risk of a country for international investment, predicting the value of real estate, and classifying retail loans as acceptable or unacceptable. Each chapter ends with short questions to test the readers understanding of the material and longer exercises. Data, worksheets, and Python code for the examples together with a complete set of PowerPoint slides are on the author’s website.

Speaker’s Short Biography: John Hull is a University Professor at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Prior to writing Machine Learning in Business he wrote three best-selling books in the derivatives and risk management area. His books have an applied focus and he is proud that they sell equally well to practicing managers and college students. He is Academic Director of FinHub, Rotman’s Financial Innovation Lab, which carries out research and develops educational material in all aspects of financial innovation. He has acted as consultant to many North American, Japanese, and European companies. He has won many teaching awards, including University of Toronto’s prestigious Northrop Frye Award.

Questions: | Megan Murphy, (416) 978-6122

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