Simulation and fighting against financial crime in the next VESS
How can simulation help prevent financial crime? Learn from our next VESS speaker – Dr. Edgar Lopez-Rojas from FinCrime Dynamics (UK). On December 3, he will give a talk about A Vaccine for Fighting Financial Crime. Dr. Lopez-Rojas is the founder of FinCrime Dynamics (UK), a company that specialises in Simulation for Financial Crime Analytics using Synthetic Data to solve the challenges that financial firms have in benchmarking their controls.
DATE: December 3, 2021
TIME: 5 PM CET (UTC +1:00)
Dr. Edgar Lopez-Rojas
has a PhD in Computer Science from BTH in Sweden. He has been working on innovative products for AML Compliance and Optimisation with the FCA, main AML vendors and financial firms in the UK for the past 3 years. Previously, he was a post-doc researcher at NTNU with extensive combined academic and industrial work experience in Universities and Startups in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the UK.
Dr. Lopez-Rojas is an international speaker on the topic of Fighting Financial Crime using advanced analytics in several scientific and professional venues all over the world in the past 5 years including top conferences such as Security and Privacy and prestigious universities such as Oxford University and King’s College. He has been a visionary and a mentor at the FCA TechSprint in 2020 and 2021.
As a researcher, he developed a method to synthesize financial transactions to measure the performance and effectiveness of finCrime analytics. These methods have the advantage over traditional methods in that they have the possibility to quantify the impact of the countermeasures in FinCrime Analytics. He made available the PaySim simulator to the scientific community in Kaggle and the code is available on GitHub.
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