FTEC4005 Financial Informatics

Course Code and Name: FTEC4005 Financial Informatics
Course Objectives:

This course introduces basic concepts, models, techniques, and applications on financial data analytics. Topics include processing and analytical techniques for data streams; processing and searching high-dimensional data; big graph analysis; Web mining; recommendation systems for Web applications. The applications may involve financial data processing and analysis, time series, portfolio management, social networks, recommender systems, and so on.
Course Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Understand the key issues on big data processing and analytics.
2. Acquire fundamental techniques and scalable algorithms in big data analytics, and apply software tools for big data analytics.
3. Achieve adequate perspectives of big data analytics in financial technology and services, social networking, etc.
Programme Outcomes:
(P1) The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the degree discipline (K/S)
(P2) The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (K/S)
(P3) The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability (K/S)
(P4) The ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams (S/V)
(P5) The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (K/S)
(P6) The understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (V)
(P7) The ability to communicate effectively (S)
(P8) The ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public (V)
(P9) The ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning (V)
(P10) The ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues (S/V)
(P11) The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the degree discipline (K/S)
(P12) The ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the discipline along with an understanding of their processes and limitations (K/S/V)
(P13) The ability to apply the skills relevant to the discipline of operations research and information technology and their applications in engineering and managerial decision making, especially in financial services, logistics and supply chain management, business information systems, and service engineering and management (K/S)

K = Knowledge outcomes
S = Skills outcomes
V = Values and attitude outcomes