Baruch MFE Student Profiles – Fall 2015 2017-10-03T18:08:44+00:00

Gye Hyun Baek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, cum laude, from Harvard University. He interned with Goldman Sachs (structured and leveraged finance), Ellington (equity trading) and Brigade Capital (structured credit trading). He has won numerous awards at international mathematics competitions. He is exploring roles in trading, including quantitative trading strategies. In his free time, he enjoys fitness and classical music.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its distinguished faculty and specialized attention that students receive.”

Sandeep Bangar holds a Graduate Diploma in finance from the India Institute of Management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, where he majored in computer science and engineering. Prior to joining the MFE program, he was a market risk analyst at Nomura and a systems engineer at Tata Consultancy Services. He is exploring roles in algorithmic trading, quantitative trading and quantitative research. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, chess and puzzles.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its location, supportive faculty, rigorous courses and excellent job placement.”

Yueyi (Danielle) Chen holds a Master’s Degree in accounting with honors from Baruch College. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with honors from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China. She interned with the internal audit unit of AIG, where she was involved in the firm’s Comprehensive Capital and Review (CCAR). She is exploring roles in risk management, quantitative trading and quantitative research. In her free time, she enjoys classical piano and chess.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for the excellent reputation of the faculty and alumni.”

Long (Allen) Chen holds a Master’s Degree in engineering and applied science from Princeton University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University, where he graduated with highest honors and received academic scholarships from Samsung and Mitsui Chemical. Prior to joining the MFE program, he worked in strategy consulting and advised clients on data analysis, machine learning and data mining. He is exploring roles in proprietary trading, quantitative research and quantitative portfolio management. In his free time, he enjoys poker and basketball.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its comprehensive course offerings, outstanding classmates and strong professional network.”

Wei Dai holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics from Zhejiang University. In addition to his various academic honors, he received awards for his performance in international trading competitions. He interned with AIG (internal audit), Cedar Capital (quantitative trading), Yongan Futures (program trading) and Huxia Bank (credit analysis). He is exploring roles in quantitative trading and quantitative research. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, guitar and calligraphy.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its top-notch faculty, well-designed courses and its career services program.”

Rui Ge holds a Bachelor’s Degree in actuarial science from the University of Hong Kong, where he received academic honors. He interned with Essence Securities (equity research) and Co-Stone Venture Capital (private equity). He is exploring roles at hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and sell-side firms. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, poker and movies.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its challenging curriculum, dedicated faculty and outstanding placement record.”

Xiangyu (Will) Gu holds a Master’s Degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University. Prior to joining the MFE program, he was a research engineer at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is exploring roles in trading, quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys movies and music.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its challenging courses, impressive career opportunities and the close relationship between the students and faculty. I also found the Pre-MFE program particularly valuable.”

Jiachen Guo holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics with honors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He interned with Morgan Stanley (quantitative trading) and Guotai Juan Securities (stochastic volatility modeling). He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative trading. In his free time, he enjoys board games and reading.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its distinguished faculty and well-regarded placement program.”

Xiaobo He holds a Doctorate in physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in physics from Nankai University. His physics research has been published in preeminent academic journals. Before joining the MFE program, he conducted additional physics research as a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and Oak Ridge National Labs. He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys table tennis, hiking and cycling.

Several factors led me to select the Baruch MFE program: its reputation, location, placement, faculty and curriculum.”

Yuan Hu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in applied mathematics from Fudan University. Prior to joining the MFE program, he was a quantitative analyst for UBS in equity options trading, where his duties included volatility surface fitting and market making. He is exploring roles in quantitative research and trading. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and card games.

I chose the Baruch MFE program because of the small class size and dedicated faculty.”

Qing (Charles) Huang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics from the University of Science and Technology in China, where he received awards for his academic performance. He interned with the Capital Markets Department of China Securities Ltd., performing statistical analysis of China’s equity markets. He is exploring roles in trading and quantitative research. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, soccer and calligraphy.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its location, relevant curriculum, dedicated faculty and excellent career services.”

Chengyu Huang holds a Master’s Degree in economics from New York University and Bachelor’s degree from Peking University, where she majored in both biology and economics. Prior to joining the MFE program, she was an analyst for AvePoint, an enterprise collaboration provider. She also interned with the private banking unit of the Bank of China. She is exploring roles in asset management and portfolio management. In her free time, she enjoys golf, piano and skydiving.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its outstanding faculty and cutting-edge curriculum as well as its location in New York City.”

Peilun (Sandy) Jiang holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in China. She interned with Cofco Futures (quantitative trading strategies), Hongyuan Securities (macroeconomic research) and Citic Securities (corporate finance). She is exploring roles in risk management, quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In her free time, she enjoys movies, fitness and piano.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its excellent faculty, rigorous courses and placement program. My experience in the Pre-MFE program certainly reinforced my choice.”

Mingda Ke holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Peking University with majors in geophysics and economics. He interned with the China Post and Capital Fund (multi-factor modeling) and CITIC Securities (high frequency trading). He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative trading. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and skiing.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its career services program and the applied focus of its curriculum.”

Juanruo (Tom) Lin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University where he majored in finance and minored in mathematics. Prior to joining the MFE program, he was a pricing analyst for Markit Group. He is exploring roles in trading and quantitative research. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and painting.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its location, curriculum and excellent placement program.”

Yuxi Liu holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Peking University, where she majored in both microelectronics and economics, receiving academic honors. She interned with the Bank of China (Big Data and cloud computation) and beBit Inc (quantitative analysis of web data). She is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In her free time, she enjoys skating and piano.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its location in New York City, alumni network, career placement, faculty and focus on students.”

Yan Liu holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baruch College, where she majored in accounting and minored in mathematics. She also pursued a year of graduate study in mathematics at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She is exploring roles in market risk management, quantitative research and quantitative trading. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its challenging curriculum, talented students and excellent faculty.”

Chi (Franklin) Ma holds a Master’s Degree in industrial engineering and operations research from University of California Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in spacecraft engineering and design from Peking University. He interned with Morgan Stanley (options trading), CITIC Securities (investment banking) and Roland Berger (strategy consulting for energy companies). He is exploring roles in quantitative trading, high frequency trading, proprietary trading and e-finance start-ups. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, hiking, swimming and piano.

I chose the Baruch MFE program because of its central location in New York City. I also liked the challenging courses and excellent placement program.”

Jiabei Ma holds a Master’s Degree in financial engineering from New York University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in applied mathematics from Tongji University. He interned with Bloomberg (OTC derivatives), Morgan Stanley (options trading) and Bank of China (quantitative analysis). He is exploring roles in trading, quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys running, swimming and basketball.

I chose to do a second masters at Baruch as a result of the program’s deep alumni network, innovative courses and dedicated faculty.”

Huasheng (Roy) Nie holds a bachelor’s degree from Peking University with majors in geophysics and economics. He interned with China Huarong Asset Management. He is exploring roles quantitative research and quantitative trading. In his free time, he enjoys music and reading.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its curriculum and the strength of its alumni network.”

Dong Niu holds a Doctorate and Master’s Degree in chemistry from New York University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry from Nankai University. He has conducted research in DNA nanotechnology and has also taught chemistry at the undergraduate level. He is exploring roles in risk management, quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys movies, soccer and cooking.

I joined the Baruch MFE program because of its faculty, alumni network and career placement.”

Xinliannan Peng holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China. He interned with Southwest Securities (trading) and Huaxi Futures (model assessment). He passed Level 1 of the CFA exam. He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys board games and swimming.

I chose Baruch for its rigorous training, strong alumni network and the strong relationship between the faculty and students.”

Luca Quaglia holds a Doctorate in Physics with honors from the University of Paris XI. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in nuclear engineering, cum laude, from Politecnico de Milano. His physics research has been published in pre-eminent academic journals. Before joining the MFE program, he was a research engineer at the Building Research Association of New Zealand. He is exploring roles quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and astronomy.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its commitment and dedication to educating and mentoring professionals in finance. I also valued its location in one of the world’s financial capitals”

Anik Roy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baruch College where he majored in finance and minored in mathematics. He has won awards for his participation in international trading competitions sponsored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Chicago. He interned with Trillium in equity trading. He is exploring roles in quantitative trading and quantitative portfolio management.

Earning an MFE from Baruch has been my aspiration ever since I first had the chance to interact with the faculty as an undergraduate.”

Pan Tan graduated from Carnegie Mellon with Master’s Degrees in both mechanical engineering and robotics. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Beihang University. He interned with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (FX trading), Changjiang Securities (financial engineering) and Bosch Group (software engineering). He is exploring roles in quantitative research and algorithmic trading. In his free time, he enjoys photography, poker and table tennis.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its outstanding reputation, dedicated faculty and excellent placement record.”

Meng (Maggie) Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Peking University, where she majored in chemistry and minored in economics. She received various awards for her academic performance, including a scholarship sponsored by Unilever. She interned with FinLab (data analysis), Morgan Stanley (stock index futures) and Silicon Valley Bank (corporate banking). She is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In her free time, she enjoys movies.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its dedicated faculty, strong alumni network and well-regarded career services program.”

Yixiang Wang holds a Master’s Degree in statistics from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics from Shandong University. He interned with Gravity Investments, where he worked on modeling investment risk. He received an award for his performance in a global mathematics competition sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. He is exploring roles in quantitative research, algorithmic trading and quantitative portfolio management. In his free time, he enjoys reading.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its strong relationships with the financial community and the close-knit alumni network. I was also impressed with the leadership of the program.”

Yue (Jason) Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Waterloo in Canada, where he majored in actuarial science and minored in statistics. Prior to joining the MFE program, he was a quantitative analyst for Mackenzie Investments, where he worked on factor-based models, portfolio optimization methods and model back testing. He is exploring roles in quantitative trading, quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys basketball and hiking.

I chose Baruch because of its dedicated professors, industry-focused curriculum and the quality of the students.”

Yicen (Stephanie) Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baruch College where she majored in finance and also minored in both economics and mathematics. She earned a perfect 4.0 grade point in her major and minor. She was awarded the Gilman and CV Star scholarships and studied for a semester at the Berlin School of Economics. She has been a teaching assistant and tutor in the undergraduate program at Baruch College, where she also currently works part-time as a budget analyst. She is exploring roles in quantitative trading and research. In her free time, she enjoys karate as well as watching basketball, soccer and tennis.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its impressive faculty, who are accomplished practitioners as well as researchers.”

Zengye (Arthur) Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he completed a major in software engineering and minor in mathematics. He interned with Solution Labs (Big Data issues) and Intel (parallel computer algorithms of large sparse matrices). He is exploring roles in quantitative research and trading. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running and skiing.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its outstanding students, accomplished alumni, excellent courses, dedicated faculty and excellent placement record.”

Song Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of International Business and Economics in China, where he majored in economics and graduated with honors. He also completed a year of graduate study in the Masters Program in Quantitative Finance at Rutgers College. He interned with Hua Xi Securities (quantitative research) and Shen Hua Group (quantitative risk management).He was awarded a Silver Medal in the WorldQuant Alpha Competition. He has been a teaching assistant for quantitative risk management and a research assistant in behavioral finance and asset pricing. He is exploring roles in quantitative research, algorithmic trading and quantitative trading. In his free time, he enjoys reading.

I chose to come to Baruch for its innovative courses, distinguished faculty and prime location.”

Yu (Adam) Wen holds a Master’s Degree in accounting with honors from Baruch College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in accounting and a minor in mathematics, also with honors. He was a teaching assistant and tutor for undergraduate students at Baruch College. He interned with the Bank of China,(Jilin Branch.) He is exploring roles in quantitative trading and IT for risk and trading systems. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and photography.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for the high quality of its education, placement program and alumni network.”

Biya Wu holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Peking University with majors in physics and economics. He interned with Morgan Stanley (high frequency trading) and China International Capital Corporation (multi-factor analysis of returns), Founder Securities (quantitative trading) and Chaos Investments (quantitative trading). He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative trading. In his free time, he enjoys playing the saxophone.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its dedicated faculty and focus on helping students find the best possible roles to launch their careers.”

Ruida Xie holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from New York University. He interned with PadSquad, a mobile applications development firm, where he monitored customer website traffic and coded in Javascript and CSS. He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative trading. In his free time, he enjoys following and discussing economic, global and political developments.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its strong interest in students.”

Samir Yahiaoui holds a Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics from University of Tunis. He also holds a Master’s Degree in computer science from Long Island University. His is a vice president of risk analysis at Citibank and previously worked as a software developer at Know Software. He also held a faculty appointment as assistant professor of mathematics at University of Tunis. He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys music and spending time with family members.

I joined the Baruch MFE program because of its outstanding reputation and flexibility for full time professionals.”

Xiao (Sylvia) Zhang holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nankai University, where she majored in finance and minored in mathematics. She received honors for her participation in mathematics competitions in China. She interned with Bohai Securities Co. Ltd, engaging in macroeconomic research and participating in bond offerings. She is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, yoga and table tennis.

The curriculum in the MFE program is flexible and relevant. The professors are either industry experts or leading researchers.”

Zheng (David) Zhang holds a Master’s Degree in finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received awards for academic achievement. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Tsinghua University, majoring in economics and finance. He interned with UBS (corporate finance), BlackRock (investment risk) and Norges Bank (portfolio modeling). He is exploring roles in quantitative research, quantitative analysis and quantitative portfolio management. In his free time, he enjoys basketball and running.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its emphasis on both computational methods and mathematical finance. I also placed emphasis on its location in New York City and its unique connections with industry practitioners.”

Hongchi (Chris) Zhang holds a Master’s Degree in accounting from Penn State University, where he also earned Bachelor’s Degrees in both accounting and finance. Prior to the MFE program, he worked for KPMG, where he advised clients on tax and accounting issues relating to mergers and acquisitions. He is a CPA and has passed Level 3 of the CFA exam. He is exploring roles in proprietary trading, equity trading and equity derivatives. In his free time, he enjoys golf and tennis.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its cutting edge curriculum and excellent relationship with the financial services industry.”

Minzhe Zhou holds a Master’s Degree from Peking University, where he concentrated on signal processing engineering. He also holds Bachelor’s Degree in economics Peking University and a Bachelor’s Degree in software engineering from Wuhan University. Before joining the MFE program, he held engineering positions with Renren Inc. (logistic regression models) and Baidu (neural systems and large scale sparse models). He is exploring roles in risk management, quantitative research and quantitative analysis, including roles making use of machine learning and data mining. In his free time, he enjoys mahjong, running and table tennis.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its cutting edge curriculum, dedicated faculty and excellent job placement.”

ShengQuan Zhou holds a Doctorate from the University of Illinois with a major in physics and a minor in computer science. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in physics from Fudan University. His physics research has been published in preeminent academic journals. Before joining the MFE program, he was an applications engineer at Bloomberg. He is exploring roles in quantitative research and quantitative analysis. In his free time, he enjoys hiking.

I chose the Baruch MFE program so that I could be in a financial capital and have the opportunity to learn from faculty who are at the top of their fields.”

Chao Zhu holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Peking University, where he majored in mathematics and minored in economics. He interned with China Chengxin Credit Rating Group (quantitative modeling) and Bank of China (quantitative modeling using machine learning). He is exploring roles in high frequency trading, algorithmic trading and investment risk management. In his free time, he enjoys running and swimming.

I chose the Baruch MFE program for its challenging curriculum, dedicated faculty, career services program, as well as its location in New York City.”