Executive Certificate in AI and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance - HKU SPACE: FinTech and Financial Intelligence courses
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Executive Certificate in AI and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance
行政人員證書《量化投資:人工智能與深度學習》

Course Code
EP159A
Application Code
1890-EP159A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
05 Jun 2021 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Aug 2021
Duration
2 months to 3 months
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$9500 per programme
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Deadline on 21 May 2021 (Fri)
Enquiries
2867 8331
2861 0278
Accept new application for 2021 June intake! There will be practical classes in computer laboratory.

Our experienced lecturer will share the latest development of AI with you and the practical applications of Deep Learning in investment management. To know more AI applications in quantitative finance, welcome for your online application!

This programme aims to provide students with knowledge about Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance as well as their latest developments and applications to finance and investment. It covers various learning algorithms and neural networks as well as machine intelligence to facilitate finance and investment decision making.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the latest development of AI and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance;
  2. examine common learning algorithms and neural networks to facilitate investment decision making;
  3. illustrate the learning algorithms and neural networks using computation tools;
  4. discuss the applications of AI and Deep Learning in the finance services sector.

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Teacher

(1) Mr. Ken Liu, co-founder and CTO of Datatact Ltd, a startup focus on AI, Machine Learning and Big Data analytics. He is a hands on expert in his specialized area for over 10 years.  Prior to Datatact, Ken worked at Citi, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as Algo-Trading developer. Ken earned a Master in Computer Science from USC and a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Warwick.

(2) Dr. Simon Yiu,  IT Department Head of a financial institution in Hong Kong, he handled many fintech initiatives and projects, such as Algo trading, finance big data analytics, Robo-advisors etc. Before that, he also worked for AI, and Machine learning startup as co-founder and CTO which located at a Hong Kong Science Park and participant at University organized Entrepreneurship Center in 2010, they focus on AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analytics and Natural language processing etc. Furthermore, He has hands-on programming experiences in fintech areas for over 10 years. Simon earned a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from the City University of Hong Kong and a Master Degree in Data Science and Business Statistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue
  • Kowloon Learning Centre
  • Hong Kong Island Learning Centre

Course Content

(1) Introduction to AI and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance

  • Overview of the latest technological developments
    • Big Data and FinTech
    • Cloud computing and 5G
    • AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Introduction to computation tools in Quantitative Finance
    • Python Programming Language
    • Scikit-learn for AI and Machine Learning
    • TensorFlow, Keras and PyTorch for Deep Learning
  • Emerging Trends in AI, Deep Learning and FinTech

 

(2) Learning Algorithms and Machine Intelligence

  • Supervised learning: penalized regression, support vector machine, k-nearest neighbor, classification and regression tree, ensemble learning, and random forest
  • Unsupervised learning: principal components analysis, k-means clustering, and hierarchical clustering
  • Reinforcement learning: deep reinforcement learning, deep Q-Learning
  • Deep learning: Convolution Neural Networks (CNN), Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) and Long Short Term Memory (LSTM)
  • Cognitive analytics: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics
  • Algorithms on graphs: social networks, link analysis

 

(3) Applications of AI and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance

  • Fintech Disruption: a glimpse into the future
  • Big and Alternative data powered Investment Management: stock selection (forecast combinations, feature engineering)
  • Natural Language Processing: chatbots and sentiment analysis on corporate earnings, news and social media
  • Reinforcement Learning: automated strategy development in algorithmic trading
  • Anomaly Detection: Bankruptcy Prediction and Risk Management
  • Wealth Management: Robo-advisors and the future of Digital and Virtual Banking

Assessment method:  two in-class exercises + group project presentation

Timetable

2021 June intake : 

Lecture Date Time
1 5 Jun 21 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
2 12 Jun 21 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
3 19 Jun 21 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
4 26 Jun 21 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
5 3 Jul 21 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00

Remarks : Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers

Applicants shall hold:
a)    a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized University or equivalent; or
b)   an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of relevant working experience.


Applicants with qualifications in quantitative areas (e.g., mathematics, engineering, statistics, computer science, economics, finance) are preferred. Those with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.

**Please upload copy of HKID and proof of degree while applying online

Application Fee

HK$150 (student only needs to pay one time application fee for all EC in Big Data Series)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9500 per programme (Course fees are subject to change without prior notice)
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$8900 per programme (Early-Bird discounted fee for enrolment on/before 21 May 21)
  • Alumni Rate : HK$8900 per programme (Alumni from EDEC in Big Data and FinTech Programme Series)

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:

 

In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.

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Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services for details.

Notes

  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.