Technology Workshop: Data Science for Finance

VRVis and TU Vienna present joint Data Science and Visualization expertise in technology workshop for banks and insurance companies

Photo top left: Our Data Science expert Elena Ginina presenting use cases of particular relevance for the financial industry. Photo top right: Elena Ginina in conversation with representatives of the banking and insurance sector. Photo bottom left: Manuela Waldner, Visual Data Science researcher at TU Wien, at the Data Science technology workshop for banks and insurance companies. Photo below right: In dialogue rounds, potentials and ideas for the use of data science in the financial sector were discussed.

On 17 October 2019, a technology workshop for the financial sector took place for the first time at the Wirtschaftskammer Wien, which was co-chaired by VRVis and TU Vienna.

Elena Ginina, Data Science expert of VRVis, as well as the Visual Data Science researchers Manuela Waldner and Hsiang-Yun Wu of the TU Vienna, held a workshop lasting several hours, which was specially designed for banks and insurance companies. The aim was to point out the latest developments in the field of Data Science: By combining techniques from Statistics, Computer Science and Visualization, Data Science can provide much more for the financial industry than standard Business Intelligence solutions.

Of course, the focus was on concrete financial use cases: Innovative approaches in connection with Churn Rate Control or Fraud Detection were presented. Furthermore, current research results in the field of Visual Data Science were discussed, which improve the transparency of Machine Learning algorithms. In addition, the three Data Science experts gave insights into new methods for Visualization and Interactive Exploration of complex relationships in large data sets, since explainability is naturally of great importance in the financial sector. During the discussions after the short presentations, the researchers explored competitive potentials and possible projects in conversations with the participants.

Further Information:

Data Science at VRVis

Institute for Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology, TU Vienna

Event announcement of the Wiener Wirtschaftskammer