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Data Science in Finance

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The interdisciplinary Working Group on Data Science in Finance is conducting research on data science applications in the financial industry.

Its objective is to develop solutions for the challenges in modern finance, i.e., by utilizing the power of computationally intense algorithms and statistical analyses. Research projects may be supported by corporate partners. The focus of the working group is on i) quantitative asset management, ii) text mining & sentiment analysis, and iii) credit risk analytics.

Conference announcement

1st International Conference on Data Science in Finance with R (DSF-R)

Vienna, Austria - 13. & 14. September 2018

The Academy of Data Science in Finance (http://www.dsf.academy/) is pleased to announce the First International Conference on Data Science in Finance with R (DSF-R 2018). The conference will take place at the new campus of the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. The Academy strives to disseminate the knowledge in Data Science within the Finance Community -- both in Academia and the Financial Industry.


We encourage the submission of papers and proposals from both academics as well as from practitioners. We invite you to submit full papers or short research proposals, however full papers will be preferred. All submissions will be refereed, and authors will be notified by June 30, 2018 about their acceptance to the conference. Please submit your completed paper or project proposal electronically via the online submission system EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsfr2018

We cordially invite you to submit papers and proposals from the fields of Finance and applications of Data Science. Applications of methods in Data Science. Implementations using the statistical programming language R are preferred but other programming languages are accepted as well. 


We are happy to welcome a range of renowned experts in the fields of Data Science and Finance. The final program will be announced in due time. Among our confirmed speakers, we especially welcome:


Registration is open from now until August 31, 2018. However, please note that we may only allow a limited number of participants, i.e., we have a first-come, first-serve policy. The registration deadline for accepted authors is July 20, 2018.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at hotels close to the conference venue (Keyword: DataScience in Finance). Reservations are possible until August 12, 2018 at Austria Trend Hotel (EUR 100 per night), and until July 11, 2018 at Motel One (EUR 80 per night).


The DSF-R 2018 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability or any feature that distinguishes human beings. For more information, please see the R Consortium code of conduct .

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

The organizing committee

Angela Bitto-Nemling
Alexander Eisl
Ronald Hochreiter
Christian Ochs
Stefan Theußl

FIRM Members

PD Dr. Ronald Hochreiter

Univ.Prof. Dr. Kurt Hornik

Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Pichler

Research Partners & Collaborators

Dr. Alexander Eisl

Dr. Stephan Gasser (IMC Krems)

Rainer Hirk, MSc

Dr. Gregor Kastner

Stephan Kranner, MSc

Christian Ochs, MSc

Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schwendinger

Laura Vana, MSc

Dr. Karl Weinmayer (MODUL University)


Quantitative Asset Management

Credit Risk Analytics

Text Mining & Sentiment Analysis