Cornell Professor Will Cong, Faculty Director of FinTech at Cornell Initiative on Deep Reinforcement Learning & Bitcoin
Professor Will Cong is the Rudd Family Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he directs the FinTech Initiative. He is also a Kauffman Junior Fellow, Poets & Quants World Best Business School Professor, advisor to the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and serves as editor or associate editor at several leading journals such as the Management Science. Prior to joining Cornell, he was an assistant professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he created courses on ``Quantimental Investment,’’ faculty member at the Center for East Asian Studies, doctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, and George Shultz Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Professor Cong’s research spans financial economics, information economics, FinTech and Economic Data Science, and Entrepreneurship (theory and intersection with digitization and development). Professor Cong has received numerous accolades such as the AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management, the CME Best paper Award, Finance Theory Group Best Paper Award, the Shmuel Kandel Award, and has also been invited to speak and teach at hundreds of world-renowned universities, venture funds, technology firms, investment and trading shops, and government agencies such as IMF, Asset Management Association of China, SEC, and federal reserve banks. He received his Ph.D. in Finance and MS in Statistics from Stanford University, and A.M. in Physics jointly with A.B. in Math and Physics from Harvard University.