FinTech Speakers Series


Series Schedule and Speaker Profiles

  Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022   Fahad Saleh
Wake Forest University      Blockchain Adoption in a Supply Chain with Market Power
  Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023
Agostino Capponi       Columbia University     Price Discovery on Decentralized Exchanges
  Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023   Aparna Gupta Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute          TBA

Speaker Introduction

Fahad Saleh | Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST | Watch the Reply

Fahad Saleh is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Nunnenkamp-Cinelli Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is also an Associate Editor at Management Science, a co-organizer of the Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research (CBER) Forum and a member of the Finance Theory Group. His research centers upon economic questions associated with blockchain and has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. Video presentations of some of his work are available here.


Agostino Capponi | Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST | Watch the Reply

Agostino Capponi is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University, where he is also a member of the Data Science Institute.

Agostino's research interests are in financial technology, economics of blockchain, market microstructure, and financial networks. Agostino's research has been published in major journals of his field, including Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Operations Research, and Mathematical Finance.


Aparna Gupta | Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST | Watch the Reply

Aparna is a faculty member in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in the Finance and Accounting area with a cross-cutting interest in Analytical Methods and Management Science.

Her research interest is in financial decision support, risk management, and financial engineering. Her research also applies mathematical modeling and financial engineering techniques for risk management in technology-enabled services, such as, energy and renewable energy systems, internet service provision, Future Internet design, wireless spectrum markets, and technology-enabled service contracts.