The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present “When Algorithms Trade: Artificial Intelligence Meets Finance” featuring Dr. Michael Wellman on Tuesday, February 20, at 7PM in University Center 217 on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

According to a press release, Dr. Wellman serves on the faculty of the University of Michigan as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a recipient of the Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the areas of research, education, and leadership. He is also the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering.

Professor Wellman has been with the Computer Science and Engineering Department since 1992, when he joined Michigan as an Assistant Professor in CSE after completing his studies at MIT and serving for four years as a research scientist at the United States Air Force Wright Laboratory. During his 24-year tenure at Michigan, he has made numerous contributions through his research, teaching, and service activities. Wellman is proud advisor of 20 graduated PhDs, and teacher of a multitude of undergraduate and graduate students.

“We are excited to bring such a distinguished scholar in the field of computer science,” said Dr. Corrine Hinton, associate professor of history and chair of the PLACE program at A&M-Texarkana. She added “Dr. Wellman’s research on the impact of artificial intelligence systems to market trading has tremendous implications to e-commerce and the future of the industry.”

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “science and technology.”

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, PLACE chair, at and visit the PLACE website at


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