What did you cover? Was it 101 stuff or did you cover some applied finance research?
In the Kaggle competitions with t4a, ..or in the course?
At kaggle we looked at dark matter detection, medicines / molecules activity, large scale weird traveling salesman, finding causality in data ( != correlation),.. very diverse and a lot of fun!
The course is sold out but hasn't taken place yet (end of Nov and a new on in Feb). The topics are on the page linked in the first post: the focus will be on modelling behavior of timeseries, curves but also on other topics. and there is indeed quite a bit a research we put in: mainly on the applied side and on the logic behind modelling: measuring things, managing model risk.