Dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge

Tippie College of Business is dedicated to sharing our research with the world. Our multiple seminar series brings together esteemed scholars, faculty, and researchers from across the campus and across the globe to share their work in all of our disciplines.

Join us to discuss some of the most important topics in business research.

Upcoming seminars

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Thought Leaders Seminar, Business Analytics: Sam Burer

Friday, April 7, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Topic: Two Decades of Low-Rank Optimization Big data matrices are often low rank, and so modern optimization algorithms often require the use of low-rank decision variables. Such variables also arise naturally in certain optimization problems, irrespective of the input data. As a result, over the past two decades, low-rank optimization has grown as a critical area of research in optimization and machine learning. However, enforcing low-rank structure on a variable gives rise to severe...
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Thought Leaders Seminar, Business Analytics: Teresa Wu

Friday, April 21, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Deep Learning to identify MRI signatures along the age continuum using Brain Age. Teresa Wu is a Professor from School of Computer and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI), Arizona State University and an adjunct Professor of Radiology in College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Her current research interests include imaging informatics and clinical decision support. Professor Wu has published ~140 journal articles in journals such as NeuroImage, NeuroImaging: Clinical, Brain Communication, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Information Science. The objective of this study is to assess a deep learning approach to characterizing brain age signatures using MRI from cognitively normal subjects and explore its potential as biomarkers in neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) diagnosis.

Thought Leaders Seminar, Business Analytics: Nitesh Chawla

Friday, April 28, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Topic: Interdisciplinarity of Data Science and AI: Driving Innovation and Advancing Societal Impact. The ubiquity of AI and data science is spurred by significant factors, including 1) major methodological and computational advances; 2) the increasing availability of problem statements in sciences, engineering, business and the social sciences; and 3) an increasing demand from academia, research institutions, corporations, and governments for talent. This is presenting unparalleled opportunities to accelerate scientific discovery, innovation and translation. In this talk, I’ll present elements of our research program and vision that is centered on the principles of data & society, including partnerships, fostering innovation in data science and AI while generating educational opportunities, societal impact, and entrepreneurship.

Past seminars

Facing the Future: Economic and Fiscal Challenges in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 12:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
The Concord Coalition and the Economics Department at the Tippie College of Business are hosting a panel discussion focused on the growing federal debt crisis, the future of Social Security, how to lower the cost of healthcare and how to stimulate long-term growth in the economy.

Tow Seminar, Economics: Cameron Ellis, University of Iowa

Monday, February 27, 2023 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Pappajohn Business Building
The Clarence Tow Lectures in Economics presents Cameron Ellis, University of Iowa. This event is sponsored by the Clarence Tow Lecture Fund.
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Thought Leaders Seminar in Finance: Daron Acemoglu

Friday, February 10, 2023 10:30am to 12:00pm
Professor Daron Acemoglu is Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Wall Street Prep Financial Modeling Seminar

Sunday, January 22, 2023 9:00am to 5:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
Financial modeling seminar for students interested in investment banking, private equity, equity research and related fields.

Clarence Tow Lectures in Economics

Scholars from both the private and public sectors present to economics faculty and students roughly once a week during the academic year.

Clarence Tow Lectures in Finance

Top finance researchers present at Tippie to faculty, PhD students, and researchers from the University of Iowa.

Thought Leaders Seminar Series

This series brings together the brightest minds from multiple business research disciplines to present their discoveries and insights to the larger academic community.

Business Analytics Guest Lecturer Seminar Series

Join us to hear from high-profile business analytics researchers.