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George R. Koo

PhD Student

Currently in job market: No

Year started: 2017

Advisor(s): TBD

Committee members: TBD

Research topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • Cognitive Computing Systems, Expert Systems, Decision Support and Risk Management Systems to support performance, data integrity, security, resiliency, and privacy in financial services

Research methods: Applied Multivariate Statistics, Bayesian Statistics, Business and predictive analytics, stochastic processes, simulations, and econometrics (quantitative track)

Business Skills: Investment Management, Investment Banking, Bankruptcy & Restructures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Offerings, Investment Research, Entrepreneurship, and Management Consulting

Coding Skills: R, Python, Matlab, SAS, Stata, C++, VBA, etc.

Target academic discipline(s):  Information Systems and Technology, Financial Technology (FinTech)

Previous education:

  • Master – International Relations, Harvard University
  • Investment Management Certificate, Harvard Business School
  • International Business Graduate Certificate, New York University
  • MBA – Finance, St. John’s University
  • BS - Accounting, St. John’s University
  • CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute
  • CPA Certificate, AICPA
  • CGMA Certificate, AICPA

Previous work experience:

  • CEO, Clearmark Partners
  • CFO/Investment Banker, Dahlman Rose & Co.
  • CEO & President, Hillcrest Capital Advisors
  • CEO & President, Digital Systems Group
  • Associate Managing Director – Investment Banking, Burnham Securities
  • Vice President – Research Analyst, Oppenheimer Securities
  • Vice President – Portfolio Manager, Chase Manhattan Bank