AI Webinar Series

Artificial Intelligence (AI) What's in it for me?

Session 6: June 21, 2021
AI in Finances

12:00 - 1:30pm (EDT)
  • Price: IEEE Members: $25.; Non-members: $35.
  • When: June 21, 2021 12:00pm – 1:30pm (EDT)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Instructors:  Manuela Veloso, JP Morgan

Current full time undergraduate and graduate students will be complimentary. However, each student must provide a valid current student ID and documentation showing enrolled as full time. Documentation and Student ID can be emailed to


Instructor: Manuela Veloso, JP Morgan

Manuela M. Veloso is the Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, which pursues fundamental research in areas of core relevance to financial services, including data mining and cryptography, machine learning, explainability, and human-AI interaction. J.P. Morgan AI Research partners with applied data analytics teams across the firm as well as with leading academic institutions globally. 

Professor Veloso is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University as the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science, and the past Head of the Machine Learning Department. With her students, she had led research in AI, with a focus on robotics and machine learning, having concretely researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots, including teams of soccer robots, and mobile service robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions several times, and the CoBot mobile robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in university buildings. 

Professor Veloso is the Past President of AAAI, (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the co-founder, Trustee, and Past President of RoboCup. Professor Veloso has been recognized with a multiple honors, including being a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI. She is the recipient of several best paper awards, the Einstein Chair of the Chinese Academy of Science, the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research. 

Professor Veloso earned a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal, a Master of Arts in Computer Science from Boston University, and Master of Science and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. See for her scientific publications.

Artificial Intelligence has found its way into many areas of our lives and promises to be central in the future of engineering and technology. Research and development efforts proliferate and there is a real need to acquire knowledge by those practicing in the field and by those who desire to do so. IEEE Boston’s main effort has been to provide engineers and scientists with the tools needed in their careers and AI is no exception.

IEEE Boston’s interest includes organizing, managing and producing a series of one day AI virtual events. In doing so, IEEE Boston is providing a pulpit to experts in the AI field to present their expertise and knowledge to other technologists, engineers and scientists. The goal of these one day events is to provide cost effective dissemination of AI knowledge to engineers, decision makers and concerned individuals worldwide. The format of these events are one day virtual seminars lasting approximately one hour. Access to streaming of these event during and after the seminar will be available.

Series Speakers:

Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist of Google

Alton D. Romig, Jr., Executive Officer of the National Academy of Engineering

David Cox, IBM Director of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Manuela M. Veloso, Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research

Steve Wozniack, Co-founder, Apple Computer

Helen Greiner, Co-Founder iRobot