Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

September 12, 2019: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A panel of University of Chicago alumni will discuss current trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Club Quarters
40 West 45th Street
New York, New York

Event Details

Among the topics that will be covered are unemployment and ethical issues, algorithmic trading and other financial applications, autonomous vehicles, and venture capital and AI start-ups. The presentations will be designed to be accessible to a non-quantitative audience. This event represents a follow-up to the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence event held in September 2018.


$35 per person through August 30
$40 per person after August 30

Refreshments will be available


Register Online

Deadline: 9/12/2019

Speaker Profiles

Larry Harris, MBA (Moderator) '78
Private Investor

Lawrence Harris is a Private Investor. For over two decades, he covered technology stocks as an equity analyst on Wall Street. He was twice named by The Wall Street Journal a Best on the Street analyst in Communications Technology. He has earned the Advanced Certificate for Executives designation from the MIT Sloan School of Management and completed the Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme. He has also taken courses in artificial intelligence and machine learning offered by Harvard, MIT, and the University of Oxford.

Nathan Ma, PhD (Speaker) '17
Data Scientist, Octane Lending

Nathan Ma is a Data Scientist at Octane Lending, a marketplace that empowers consumers to efficiently access powersports vehicles by providing dealers with instant, full-spectrum credit offerings. He helps build customized machine learning systems to develop underwriting strategies, to identify fraud, and to drive growth. His PhD research contributed to the understanding of the global carbon cycle through the application of big data analytics. He has also taken business and venture related courses at Booth.

Joyce Shen, BA ’06, MBA (Speaker) '10
Investment Director and Operating Partner, Tenfore Holdings

Joyce Shen is the Investment Director and Managing Partner at Tenfore Holdings, a venture capital firm, where she leads enterprise software, big data, and fintech investments. She was previously the Senior Global Director of Emerging Technologies and Venture Investments in the CTO office at Thomson Reuters. Before Thomson Reuters, she was one of the founding executives and CFO of IBM Cloud Platform, managing a $1B P&L. She also spent several years in IBM Corporate Development leading acquisitions and divestitures exceeding $6B in total transaction value. She is also a member of the faculty in data sciences at UC Berkeley and author of the book From Talking to Doing: A Short Guide to Corporate Innovation Success.


Larry Harris, MBA, '78