Earlier in my career, my “Phd mentor/boss” always chided me to “move out of your comfort zone”. As engineers, scientists and geeks, we tend to stay with what we know. Anything out of our ecosphere that we are not comfortable or familiar with is “off limits”.
So when I was invited to attend “The 4th Annual Modeling High Frequency Data in Finance Conference” (July 19-22, 2012), I decided to take the challenge. The conference venue was at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Hoboken is the birthplace of Frank Sinatra (see Figure 1) and the first officially recorded game of baseball took place in Hoboken in 1846 between Knickerbocker Club and New York Nine at Elysian Fields. Read more