In our class today, we are hosting Dr. Atay Kizilaslan as our guest speaker. His talk will start at 1pm in Alter 607. His short bio is below. Please come to class because there will be an extra-credit assignment from the content of his talk. Section 5 will receive the video link (but not Section 4).
Atay Kizilaslan is an experienced economist to major financial institutions specializing in analytical modeling and econometrics, valuation, and corporate finance. Atay is a Senior Machine Learning Economist at RationalAi, a boutique consulting firm where he is building complex machine learning models to assist a global data company to manage its enterprise risk. He started his career at Cornerstone Research, NYC where he built complex econometric models using multi-million observation datasets in multi-billion dollar litigations and served as subject matter expert to leading investment banks and law firms. He managed teams and led data-driven projects involving alternative and proprietary datasets to value various asset types including equities, fixed income securities, and structured products. After Cornerstone Research, Atay assisted global financial institutions in SR 11-7 compliance initiatives. In addition, Atay published articles in top-ranked peer-reviewed academic journals on bank lending and loan pricing matters. Atay holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida and Master in Economics from Georgia Institute of Technology.