The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) is a university-level institute in the National University of Singapore (NUS), jointly founded by The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation (NRF), and NUS. AIDF aspires to be a thought leader, a FinTech knowledge hub, and an experimental site for developing digital financial technologies as well as for nurturing current and future FinTech researchers and practitioners in Asia. In the modern era of data-driven decision making and the digital future, while the society is facing various challenges in digital finance, we will provide thought leadership through an integrated approach to education, research, and business incubation.
Education Programs :
Key program Type: Master of Science in Digital Financial Technology, Ph.D. in Digital Financial Technology, FinTech Professional Training
As digital finance continues to drive the transformation of the financial services industry, AIDF's aim is to nurture the next generation of leaders to strengthen Singapore's Smart Nation core. AIDF will build the FinTech leadership pipeline for Asia through offering Master's and Ph.D. programmes in Digital Financial Technology, as well as training post-doctoral fellows. Scholarships are available to assist the most talented candidates. Aligned with our vision of "Building Asia's Digital Finance Future" and "Shaping Tomorrow's Digital Finance Leaders", we will organize events and short-term professional FinTech training and skill improvements courses.
Research Focal Areas:
Our research direction is aligned with strategic priorities in Singapore and Asia. The research will focus on developing a digital infrastructure to lend support to Singapore's B2B digital finance development and creating a hub for the FinTech research community in Asia. Through research, AIDF will generate innovative FinTech solutions to real-world challenges and help translate them into market-ready products and services. Through foundational and inter-disciplinary applied research, AIDF will help to build strong capabilities in digital finance, while its impact will spread throughout Asia and beyond.
Our overall research program has the following focal activities: AI and Smart Decision Analytics, Trusted Financial IT and Infrastructure Deep Credit Analytics Lab as well as Whitespace Research Projects/Initiatives. These activities fall under the general theme, High Performing Finance Analytics Infrastructure and Algorithm.
AI and Smart Decision Analytics: We use textual data to develop a system that can automatically summarize the financial forecasting of experts. We also explore the new graph analytics and learning algorithms/systems to broader scopes on banks, accounts, transactions, and their relationships.
Trusted Financial IT and Infrastructure: We aim to establish strong protection of data across the stack of the FinTech platforms, including identity authentication, data access policy enforcement. robust data isolation and privacy in data processing/learning, as well as data access auditing.
Deep Credit Analytics Lab: The Lab's research will centre on developing deep and long-standing data analytical capabilities in credit analysis that enable business-to-business (B2B) FinTech innovations to tackle real-world challenges facing the credit industry in Asia and beyond.
The unique Fincubator programme will promote entrepreneurship and follow our vision of "Nurturing FinTech Entrepreneurs for Asia". Together with thought leaders from the financial and technology industries, we will leverage NUS' thought leadership in quantitative models, data analytics, transaction infrastructure and machine learning to generate innovative solutions to real-world challenges in Singapore and Asia.
Fincubator will promote entrepreneurship and provide the support to drive transformation of ideas and projects by innovative faculty, talented students and transformational entrepreneurs and help them realize their dreams and translate innovative FinTech solutions into market-ready products and services.
We will develop streamlined programs to transform research outcomes and innovative FinTech Ideas into market-ready services and products. Email us to find out more.