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Online Workshop in machine learning, applied to concrete problems in investments, banking and insurance.

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The Fin-ML/IVADO Online Workshop is a practical training in machine learning, applied to concrete problems in investments, banking and insurance. Over each week, the workshop will consist of theory in one session, followed by a problem-solving session. There may be work to complete between the sessions. This online workshop will take place over a 10 week period, 1.5 hour per session with a 15 minute break.

Program Overview:

Theme 1 - Weeks 1 - 2: Introduction to machine learning

Theme 2 - Weeks 3 - 4: Introduction to deep learning in investments, banking and insurance

Theme 3 - Weeks 5 - 6: Machine learning in time series forecasting

Theme 4 - Weeks 7 - 8: Introduction to Natural Language Processing in investments, banking and insurance

Theme 5 - Weeks 9 - 10: Reinforcement Learning in investments, banking and insurance

* The concepts may be interesting to technical professionals that are not from the finance world, although examples and datasets will come from this environment.

For program details on this workshop, please click here.

Schedule :

  • From June 30th to September 3rd, 2020
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday
  • 4:00 PM to 5h45 PM. Each session includes a 15-minute break.

* Each lesson will be registered and available for 3 weeks in case you could not attend the live session.


  • Introduce students and professionals to new technologies in machine learning, that are most relevant to the financial sector;
  • Develop an understanding of the challenges and issues of data science applied to quantitative finance, banking and insurance;
  • Learn to use computer tools to solve concrete problems;
  • Encourage interdisciplinary knowledge sharing.


Knowledge of Mathematics & Statistics (Linear Algebra, Probability and Information Theory, Numerical Computation), and Programming (ideally Python) is strongly recommended.

The participants can familiarize themselves with Chapters 2 to 4 of the Deep Learning book by Ian Goodfellow and Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville (available online



* All IVADO members benefit from a rebate of 33% on the professional rate.

**This workshop is accredited by the Scale AI program which offers a 25% rebate on the professional rate.

If you are an IVADO member AND eligible to Scale AI, you get 50% off the professionnal rate.

Check with your manager for promotional codes before registering.

Am I eligible?

To receive the grant as an individual, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • work for a company registered in Quebec (NEQ) Please make sure to have this number ready when registering.
  • be employed in Quebec
  • be enrolled in a digital intelligence training program accredited by Scale AI, offered by a non profit organization, a CEGEP or a university.

AND you must not work for:

  • a ministry OR organization of the Quebec government whose personnel is appointed andremunerated under Quebec’s Public Service Act
  • a political party or association a department or an organization under federal government jurisdiction
  • a company whose operations have been interrupted by a labour dispute (strike or lockout)
  • a company that has not fully repaid a debt previously contracted with Emploi-Québec or the Ministère de l’Emploi, de la Solidarité sociale et de la Famille, unless the it respects a written repayment agreement with the Ministère or Emploi-Québec.

Check with your manager for all applicable promotional codes.

N.B. The link to access the online workshop will be sent to you by e-mail a few days before the event starts.

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