Posted on October 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) recently exhibited Q-SmartLab, a securities market analysis research and training lab, at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) 55th General Assembly and Annual Meeting, hosted by the Qatar Stock Exchange. Q-SmartLab is an interface that uses visual dashboards to link raw market data with users who wish to leverage the information. The interface organizes and analyzes information using visual data, business analytics, and computer science techniques. John O'Brien, associate dean at Carnegie Mellon Qatar and co-director of the Q-SmartLab, presented the project to hundreds of attendees.

The WFE is a trade association of 64 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges from all over the world, as well as other affiliate and correspondent members. This meeting is the world’s largest gathering of exchanges, including exchange chiefs, the heads of major international exchange groups, the leading exchanges of the BRIC economies and leaders of WFE-affiliated organisations such as clearing houses and the post-trade sector.

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Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Dean Ilker Baybars and Qatar Stock Exchange CEO Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this year to promote future collaborations between the two organizations in the fields of education, training and specialized research. The memorandum also outlines the benefits of hosting joint conferences, seminars and specialized workshops, encouraging students to volunteer in Qatar Exchange initiatives and serve the local community.