The holidays are over and it's almost time for the exams. So we kicked off the new year with the New Years' Social and cut lose one last time for the endless hours in the university library start.
On Thursday we had the New Years' TAD with Staff to wish them all a happy new year as well. It was a fun event and plenty of people showed up.
A reminder for the GA next Monday!
Monday 15th of January, 17:00, BB 5161.0289
We would like to invite you to the General Assembly on the 15th of January. The meeting will start at 17:00. All relevant documents will be emailed to you and you can also find them on documents & templates.
An introduction to price prediction and trading tools by ING
Tuesday 16th of January, 19:30
Location: Newscafe Groningen - Waagplein 5, 9712 JZ Groningen
Can you predict the stock and bond prices? This is one of the most difficult topics in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis. Niels Denissen of ING will tell about there cutting edge technologies they use to help traders make their decisions, and the problems they are still facing.
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Katana is a streaming platform designed for traders working at ING. It aggregates and enriches multiple financial market sources in real time to provide a single overview for them to base their decisions on.
Additionally we use machine learning to augment this process by providing predictions with the knowledge of hundreds of thousands previously traded deals. With Katana, traders are shown to be faster and more accurate in their decision making process. Katana has been built with open-source software, including technologies such as Kafka, Flink, CouchDB, and Docker. The analytics stack has been built using Python, using Pandas, SK-Learn, and Keras.
My name is Niels Denissen and I currently work as a Data Engineer in ING's Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics team for project Katana. Before starting at ING roughly 2,5 years ago I finished a masters in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Utrecht and a bachelors of Computer Science at the Technical University of Eindhoven. I'm passionate about working with data: Providing fast and reliable solutions for complex problems, as well as practicing data science whenever time allows. Outside of work I like cycling, soccer, snowboarding, and value time spent with friends and family.
Study Support: Data Analytics and Communication
Thursday 18th of January, 11:00 till 13:00, NB 5113.0104
For the students who could use some extra help with Data Analytics and Communication, the StudCee is organizing a study support lecture wherein we'll give a brief overview of the course material, and answer any questions.
Study Support: Signals & Systems
Friday 19th of January, 13:00 till 15:00, BB 5161.0105
In this support session we will be giving examples from the five main topics; Sinusoidal Waves, Spectrums, LTI Systems, Fourier Analysis, and Z-Transformations. These examples will be taken from previous exams and tutorial exercises.
Board game night
Monday 22nd of January, 20:30, Het Concerthuis
We know that the exams are a stressful time. This is why the ActiviTee wants to help you relax with this chill board game night! Games will be provided, so you can sit back, have a beer and play games with your friends!
Study Support: Discrete Structures
Tuesday 23rd of January, 11:00 till 13:00, BB 5161.0289
Troubles with Discrete Structures? The graphs getting confusion or don't remember all your closures? Then come to this study support lecture. Where we will overview the exam material and practice the difficult problems.
Study Support: Introduction to Logic
Tuesday 23rd of January, 13:00 till 15:00, BB 5161.0222
Do you have any problems with Introduction to Logic? Do you want help in preparing for you exam? During this study support session, we will aim to discuss every topic in the course, with special attention going out to topics such as Semantics and Formal Proofs.
Join this last unofficial lecture given by students who have passed this course in the past. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.