KDD 2017 Workshop on Anomaly Detection in Finance

August 14, 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Overview

Detecting anomalies and novel events is vital to the financial industry. These events may often be indicative of illegal activities such as credit card fraud, identity theft, network intrusion, and money laundering. Left unchecked, these types of anomalies can cost organizations billions of dollars, as well as their brands' reputation. A number of new ideas are emerging to tackle this problem, including semi-supervised learning methods, deep learning based approaches and network/graph based solutions. These approaches must often be able to work in real-time and be able handle large volumes of data. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss both the anomalous events that are harmful to financial institutions, but, more importantly, potential solutions to combat them. This half-day workshop will consist of a series of sessions, including spotlight talks and short paper presentations, which will showcase ongoing research and novel applications.