The CloudLab is a digital teaching environment that provides students with access to cutting-edge technologies that are used in modern finance. The alpha version of the CloudLab piggybacked on extant cloud technologies. FinTech courses utilized AWS, Azure, CoCalc, and RStudio Cloud.
An in-house cloud environment was developed for enhanced educational opportunities within FinTech courses. This lab was generously supported by a LSU Student Tech Fee grant awarded to Drs. Nordlund and Ratnadiwakara. Students and faculty may access the lab either from a computer on-campus or from an off-campus computer that is connected to LSU’s virtual private network. The lab currently hosts RStudio Server as well as a Jupyter Lab environment. Students apply principles of data science and data analytics to study real-world financial data.