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Conference on Randomized Algorithms in Finance March 30, 2001 - April 01, 2001
Registration Deadline: April 01, 2001 about 22 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 30, 2000 over 22 years ago
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Organizers Phelim Boyle (University of Waterloo), Mark Broadie (Columbia University), Joe Buhler (MSRI), Russell Caflisch (UCLA), Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara University), David Eisenbud (MSRI), Philippe Jorion (UC Irvine), Mark Rubinstein (UC Berkeley) and Domingo Tavella (Octanti Associates)

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This conference is co-sponsored by the JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE. PLEASE NOTE: There is a registration fee of US$395 for this conference. This fee may be paid in advance by Visa or Mastercard or check, or at the door by check only. Randomized algorithms have been used in finance for many years; the most famous example being the Monte Carlo techniques that have been used in many contexts. This conference will focus on the latest advances, with talks by leading experts in academia and industry. There will be tutorials on Friday, March 30, and research talks on Saturday and Sunday (March 31 and April 1). The tutorials will be held at MSRI in Berkeley, and the research talks will be held in San Francisco. Participants could stay either in Berkeley or in San Francisco; transportation will be arranged as needed. Tutorials: Friday, March 30, will be devoted to four tutorials aimed at introducing the audience to important ideas in the field: 9:00 -10:30 am -- Phelim Boyle: "Applications of the Monte Carlo method in finance" 10:30am -12:00 noon -- Claudia Kluppelberg: "Extreme value statistics in finance" 1:30-3:00 pm -- Francis Longstaff: "Solving American option and portfolio choice problems using the Least Squares Monte Carlo (LSM) Algorithm" 3:30-5:00 pm -- Alistair Sinclair: "Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods" Research talks: The program for Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1, will consist of cutting-edge talks on the latest advances in Extreme Value Theory, Auction Theory, High-Dimensionality Problems, and Numerical Solutions of Stochastic Differential Equations applied to a large array of financial problems, including Credit Derivatives, Risk Management, and Mortgage-backed Securities. The speakers will include: Marco Avellaneda, New York University Peter Carr, Bank of America Securities Michael Dempster, University of Cambridge Jin Duan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Toronto Eckhard Platen, University of Technology, Sydney Pedro Santa-Clara, UCLA Domingo Tavella, Octanti Associates Didier Vermeiren, Octanti Associates Location: The Friday tutorials will be held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California, on the University of California campus. The research talks on Saturday and Sunday will be held in the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco. Transportation between Berkeley and San Francisco will be arranged as needed so that participants can stay in hotels in either city. Fee: The registration fee is $395. There is partial financial support available, for the registration fee, travel, and lodging, for students and others without other sources of support; please apply as part of the on-line registration. Funded in part by the National Security Agency.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Mar 30, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Applications of the Monte Carlo method in finance
Phelim Boyle (University of Waterloo)
10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  Extreme value statistics in finance
Claudia Kluppelberg (TU M√ľnchen)
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Solving American option and portfolio choice problems using the Least Squares Monte Carlo (LSM) Algorithm
Francis Longstaff
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods
Alistair Sinclair (University of California, Berkeley)
Mar 31, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Arbitrage pricing of equity basket options
Marco Avellaneda
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Modeling complex insurance contracts
Domingo Tavella (University of California, Berkeley)
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
  Simulated likelihood estimation of diffusions with an application to exchange rate dynamics in incomplete markets
Pedro Santa Clara
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Risk premium and pricing of derivatives in complete markets
Jin-Chuan Duan
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Wavelet-based PDE and fast Monte Carlo valuation of complex derivatives
Michael Dempster
Apr 01, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Early stopping in financial simulations
Jeremy Staum
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  The challenges of simulating portfolio credit risk
Didier Vermeiren
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Numerical solution of stochastic differential equations with applications in finance
Eckhard Platen