Baruch MFE Students Profiles - Baruch MFE Program

Baruch MFE Students Profiles 2016-11-30T13:20:52+00:00

Tushar Chawla
Education Baruch College: City University of New York, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics, Minor in Economics, Summa Cum Laude
Experience Research Assistant, Mathematics Department, Baruch College
Awards, Scholarship Placed 2nd in UChicago Midwest Trading Competition,
Dean’s List for all Undergraduate Semesters
Career Objective Tushar is interested in risk management, quantitative research, and algorithmic trading
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because of the director and faculty’s outstanding commitment and dedication to its students, exceptional job placement and its location in New York City.”

Huiyou (Francis) Chen
Education Southwestern University of Finance and Economics:
Bachelor of Science, Major in Management Information System
Minor in Financial Engineering, Graduated with highest distinction
Columbia University, graduate studies in Mathematics of Finance and Georgia Institute of Technology, pursuing Master of Science in Computer Science (Online)
Experience Bank of China, Risk Analyst intern
Huaxi Securities, Equity Research (intern)
Harvest Fund Management, Quantitative Research intern
Awards, Scholarship National Scholarship (issued by Ministry of Education of P.R.China)
Meritorious Winner in US Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Best Delegate Award in Asian International Model United Nations Conference
Career Objective Francis’ goal is to pursue a career in Quantitative Trading or Portfolio Management
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose Baruch MFE program for its reputation, top-notch faculty, cutting-edge curriculum and dedicated career services.”

Zhihao Chen
Education Peking University, Bachelor of Economics, Major in Finance, Minor in Sociology, Graduated with Honors
Experience China International Capital Company(CICC), Quantitative Equity Research Internship
Awards, Scholarship National Scholarship(2014-2015)
Merit Student(2014-2015,2012-2013)
Career Objective Zhihao is most drawn to opportunities in quantitative research, algorithmic and quantitative trading
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its top career placement, excellent location and high rank amongst competitor programs.”

Hongshan Chu
Education Zhejiang University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics
Stanford University, Master of Science in Computational Mathematical Engineering
Experience Thomson Reuters, Summer Quantitative Researcher
Stanford University, Teaching Assistant for Machine Learning
Awards, Scholarship First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Merits
Career Objective Hongshan aspires to work in a quant strategist or quant trading role
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE for the small class size and the exceptional training seminar, designed for both soft and technical aspects of job interviews. People here really try hard to make you the best you can be.”

Wenli Dong
Education Peking University, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Economics, Major in Finance and Banking
Experience WizardQuant Hedge Fund, Quantitative Research Intern
Hyleen Holdings Inc., Stock Trading Intern
Awards, Scholarship First Prize in the National Mathematical Olympiad in China (7th in Liaoning Province)
Career Objective Wenli would like to be a stat arb or quant trader
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose Baruch MFE program for its application-driven curriculum, impressive career placement, and ideal New York location.”

Tomer Gafner
Education Technion (Israel institute of Technology), Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer and Software Engineering
Experience Butterfly Networks, Senior Software Engineer
Goldman Sachs, Senior Analyst Engineer
TOPQ Software Solutions, Team Lead
Career Objective Ultimately, Tomer would like to lead a software development team solving algorithmic trading problems
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because it is world-renowned for its challenging curriculum, supportive alumni network, and rigorous training. It provides great resources for learning and growing.”

Mingyang (Corbin) Guan
Education Nanyang Technological University in Singapore,
Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics and Economics, First Class Honors
Experience PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore, Assurance Associate
China Merchants Securities, Quantitative Product Mangement Intern
Citibank Singapore, Wealth Management Intern
Awards, Scholarship Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medalist (top 1 graduate of the cohort)
NTU President’s Research Scholar
Chen-Ning Yang Scholarship
Singapore Ministry of Education Scholarship
Career Objective Mingyang would like to go into Quantitative Portfolio Management or Quantitative Research for an asset management firm or investment bank. Mingyang is also open to Quantitative Trading or Strategies at investment banks
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its comprehensive course offerings, dedicated career services, and strong alumni network.”

Zhongkai (Jason) He
Education Beijing Institute of Technolog, Bachelor of Science, Major in Electronic Engineering
University of Pittsburgh, Master of Science in Information Science
Experience JP Morgan Chase, Application Developer
Career Objective Zhongkai would like to pursue trading opportunies. His goal is to be able to focus more on trading strategy after gaining real-time experience
Why Baruch MFE? “Baruch MFE program was the only one I applied for because it had the most affordable tuition with the best reputation and job placement.”

Wenhao (Luke) Hu
Education Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science, Major in Optical Information Science and Technology
University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Physics
Experience Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Physics Discussion Instructor
Awards, Scholarship “Strain-based Spin Manipulation on Substitutional Nickel in Silicon Carbide”, to be published in Phys. Rev. B
“Synthesis of luminescent europium defects in diamond”, W. Hu et al. Nature Communication 5:3523 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4523 (2014)
“Principles and improvements of quadrature-based QKD”, W. Hu et al. Proc. SPIE 7846, 2010
Career Objective Wenhao is interested in Quantitative Research opportunities at an investment bank or hedge fund
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because of its emphasis on students’ hands-on coding capability compared other MFE programs. chances in this industry.”

Zijun (Alfred) Huang
Education Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication
Peking University
(Dual Degree) Bachelor in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics
Experience CICA Group Asset Management, Financial Engineering Data Analysis Group, Intern
Detecon Consulting, Strategy Consulting Project Intern

Awards, Scholarship First Class Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance(for top 1% students) – 2X
Enterprise Scholarship(for top 1% students)
Runner Up in National College Student E-commerce Competition Beijing Division
Member in NSD-Baruch MFE summer camp
Career Objective Zijun hopes to to pursue a career as a desk quant or quant developer
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE because of its top reputation, outstanding career service and excellent location!”

Bledar Kulemani
Education City College of New York, Bachelor of Science, Major in Applied Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude
Experience Zurich North America, Data Analyst
Awards, Scholarship National Mathematics Honor Society
National Engineering Honor Society
Passed First 2 Actuarial Exams
Career Objective Bledar would like to be considered for quantitative research and quantitative analysis opportunities
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because of its devoted faculty, rigorous program, close ties to the industry, and affordable tuition.”

Deyun Li
Education University of Science and Technology of China
Bachelor of Science, Major in Applied Physics
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts in Physics
Experience CITIC Banking Co. Ltd., Structured Financial Products;
UT Austin, Engineering Dept – Teaching Assistant
Awards, Scholarship CFA Level 1 passed
Career Objective Deyun is interested in positions within quantitative trading and research, as well as risk management
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its superior location, dedicated professors, excellent students and strong connections to the industry.”

Weihao (Vincent) Li
Education Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and Baruch College
(Dual Degree) Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Math
Experience CITIC Bank, Fixed Income Intern
CITIC Security, Corporate Finance Intern
Awards, Scholarship Dean List
Career Objective Weihao would like to pursue opportunities as a quant trader or strategist
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE Program because of its great reputation in the industry as well as the courses, which are more practical and job oriented.”

Sheng (Matthew) Lin
Education Southern University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Economics, Major in Financial Mathematics
Experience Guotai Junan Securities, Financial Engineering Intern
China Merchants Bank, Investment Banking Intern
Awards, Scholarship Honorable Mention of National Scholarship
Career Objective Sheng is very interested in being considered for quantitative trading opportunities
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because I wanted to work and study in a great quant community. The professors have impressive experience in both academia and industry, and career placement is top notch.”

Qinkai Mao
Education Baruch College-City University of New York, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics
Experience Riverside Global, Fund Administration Analyst
Awards, Scholarship CUNY Math Contest for Undergraduates (2nd Place)
Career Objective Qinkai is interested in opportunities within quantitative research and quantitative trading
Why Baruch MFE? “Baruch was the one and only program I applied to. I knew that it was the place for me based on the program’s strong reputation and talented faculty.”

Avinash Oza
Education Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science, Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Minors in Mathematics and Economics, Magna Cum Laude
Experience JP Morgan, Credit Risk Technology, Application Developer;
Credit Suisse, Emerging Markets IT Intern
Career Objective Avinash is interested in roles in quant development or research, as well as risk management opportunities
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because of its distinguished professors in the field and strong NY placement record.”

Hongchao Pan
Education Shenyang Jianzhu University
Bachelor of Science, Major in Engineering, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, Honors
University of Utah, Master of Science, Materials Science and Engineering
Experience University of Utah Materials Science and Engineering Department; Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Lab Assistant
Awards, Scholarship National Scholarship (2011),
Highest Undergraduate Honor and Outstanding Undergraduate Award (2012)
Merit Student Model Award (2010, 2011)
Outstanding Student of Academics (2010, 2011, 2012)

Career Objective Hongchao is open to opportunities in quantitative analysis, financial modeling and risk management
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because of its Cutting edge curriculum, excellent faculty, and strong alumni network.”

Jayshree Pillai
Education Mumbai University, Bachelor of Engineering, Major in Computer Science and Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, Electronics
Experience Jennsion Associates, Senior Associate
Bank of America, Senior Lead Developer, Investment Banking
Awards, Scholarship Recognition of Excellence in Mathematics at Undergraduate Level
Career Objective Jayshree would like to leverage her technical experience to transition into a quantitative role in Quant Strats or Quant Research/Modeling group
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE for the depth of expertise in Baruch’s faculty as well as the collaborative and close-knit culture. The opportunities that Baruch provides to interact with industry professionals speaks volumes about its commitment to equipping students with the latest tools to hit the ground running.”

Yuchen Qi
Education Tsinghua University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Finance and Mathematics
Experience UHantak Investment Advisors, Quantitative Analyst Intern
Awards, Scholarship Yang-Shaowei Scholarship at Tsinghua University
Career Objective Yuchen would is interested in roles within quantitative research and quantitative trading
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its outstanding career service, challenging curriculum and convenience brought by geographical location.”

Li Qian
Education Baruch College: City University of New York
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics, Minor in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude
Hunter College, Master of Arts in Pure Mathematics
Experience Zuse Institute Berlin, Intern (Industrial project co-sponsored by SAP, IPAM at UCLA, and Freie Universität Berlin)
Awards, Scholarship First place in CUNY Math Challenge, 2011
Career Objective Li would like to be considered for opportunities in quantitative trading and analysis
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its placement program, networking opportunities, and location.”

Linwei Shang
Education Peking University, (Dual Degree) Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Economics, Major in Finance
Experience Morgan Stanley, Summer Camp Trainee, Quantitative Finance
Qutke Technology, Quantitative Finance Research Intern
Awards, Scholarship Freshmen Scholarship (2nd Prize), Peking University
Career Objective Linwei would like to do high frequency trading, algorithmic trading, or quantitative research
Why Baruch MFE? “I choose the Baruch MFE Program because of its outstanding students, dedicated faculty, and strong alumni network.”

Zilun Shen
Education Renmin University of China
Bachelor of Science, Major in Finance, Mathematics
Fordham University Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Decision Making
Experience CITIC Securities, Quant Group, Research Department
Awards, Scholarship Interdisciplinary Contest in Modelling – Meritorious Winner
Career Objective Zilun would like to work as a quant strategist
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because I knew the dedication of Dan, the program director, and rest of the Baruch MFE community, made this the best place for me.”

Gaoxian Song
Education Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Science, Major in Finance and Risk management, First Honor
Experience Stas Asset Management, Risk Analyst
Awards, Scholarship Achievement Award (Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Asia College)
Career Objective Gaoxian’s ideal job is to be a research quant in an investment bank specializing in modeling derivatives or developing risky arbitrage strategies, which is stable, challenging and interesting
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because it is a very valuable (and affordable) program to help me be prepared for a quant career in NYC. This opinion is strongly supported by the outstanding employment records of past graduates from Baruch MFE.”

Yu Sun
Education Nanjing University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry
University of Western Ontario, Master of Science in Chemistry
Experience Programmed computational models in Labview and COMSOL to simulate electrochemical process on single cell surface during MS study in Canada
Omron Healthcare (China), Internship (E-commerce Marketing Support)
Awards, Scholarship People’s Scholarship of Nanjing University (2008-2009)
Career Objective Yu is interested in both quantitative trading and quantitative research opportunities
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because, after I attended all three on-site pre-MFE seminars, I found the professors were really dedicated. I enjoyed the teaching styles of Dan, Rados and Elena. In addition, the positive industry reputation, small class sizes and excellent placement statistics reinforced Baruch as my top choice.”

Christopher Thomas
Education Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Major
Experience President of Yortex Systems Corp. (sole proprietorship) developing algorithmic trading systems for traders and small groups
Career Objective Christopher’s ideal role will be in algorithmic trading and will involve quantitative analysis, software development, and machine learning
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because it is the top continuosly improving program. The location, hands-on /supportive faculty, and great placement stats are additional factors that drew me to the program.”

Bingcheng Wang
Education Peking University, (Dual Degree) Bachelor of Science in Physics, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics
Experience HH Capital Management (multi-factor modeling), Research Associate
Career Objective Bingcheng would like to work as a quant strategist or trader
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE Program because of its systematic curriculum and devoted career service.”

Jiaxi Wang
Education Tsinghua University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Minor in Economics
Experience Guotai Junan Securities, Equity & Derivatives Summer Intern
GF Securities, Investment Banking Summer Intern
Awards, Scholarship National Physics Olympiad (2011, 1st prize Beijing, 21/100,000)
Shing-Tung Yau High School Mathematics Awards (4th in China)
Excellence Award for Literature and Art (2015, 2nd/400), for Charity and Volunteer Work (2014, 2nd/400)
Career Objective Jiaxi would like to work as a desk quant or quant strategist at an investment bank
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because of its NYC location, reputation on Wall Street, and the impressive curriculum.”

Yawei Wang
Education Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Experience Citi Orient Securities, Asset Backed Securities Intern
China Galaxy Securities, Wealth Mgmt Assistant
Agricultural Bank of China, Corporate Business Assistant
Career Objective Yawei is very interested in opportunities in trading and quantitative research
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose Baruch MFE program for its excellent location, job placement and well-designed courses.”

Yinzhi Wang
Education Peking University, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biological Science, Economics
Experience New Legion Capital, 36Kr, Analyst Intern
Haitong Securities, Sales Intern
Awards, Scholarship Yihai Kerry Scholarship
Fung Scholarship
Career Objective Yinzhi is interested in proprietary trading, quantitative research and quantitative portfolio management
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the program for its comprehensive course offerings, outstanding classmates, dedicated faculty and impressive placement record.”

Zhaoyue Wei
Education Peking University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics, Economics
Experience China Galaxy Securities, Financial Derivative Intern
China Everbright Bank, Treasury Intern (focused on Quant Strategies)
Career Objective Zhaoyue would like to secure a position as a quantitative analyst, taking responsibilities to develop models to value securities and structure portfolios. Ideally, he would like to work as a trader, given that a trader can make the decisions to trade port
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its dedicated faculty, cutting edge curriculum, excellent network resources and prime location in New York.”

Ieok Hou (Albert) Wong
Education Fudan University, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Finance
Columbia University, Master of Arts in Statistics
Experience HSBC, Credit Model Validation
The Nielsen Company, Senior Data Scientist
Awards, Scholarship “Asymmetric Information and Volatility Forecasting in Commodity Futures Markets” Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Volume 26, January 2014, Pages 79–97
Career Objective Albert is interested in Quantitative Research, Quantitative Trading or Quantitative Portfolio Management opportunities at an investment bank or hedge fund
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its excellent curriculum and dedicated faculty.”

Xinlu Xiao
Education Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Finance
Experience China International Capital Corporation Limited, Equity Research Analyst
Roland Berger, Strategy Assistant
Power Corporation of Canada, Quantitative Research Analyst
Awards, Scholarship First Prize at National Mathematics Competition
Second Prize at 2015 IMA Student Case Competition
Career Objective Xinlu is interested in quantitative trading and quantitative research opportunities
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for its supportive faculty, excellent placement, powerful alumni network and rigorous curriculum.”

Gongshun Yin
Education University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Graduate with Distinction
Experience Turing Investment, Quantitative Research Intern;
PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy; Finance and Investment Intern
Awards, Scholarship National Scholarship of China (2013)
James B. Angell Scholar (2016)
Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics Award (2016)
Career Objective Gongshun would like to consider roles in quantitative portfolio management as well as quantitative research and analysis
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because it offers the best career services, as well as the most personalized support to students even before they decide to join the program.”

Haoyuan Yu
Education Peking University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics and Economics
Experience Cinda Sercurity Co., Ltd, Research Assistant Intern
Career Objective Haoyuan would like to work in quantitative research or portfolio management
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program for the close mentorship, the wide alumni network and the convenient location.”

Chendi Zhang
Education University of Science and Technology of China, Bachelor of Science, Major in Statistics
Experience China Galaxy Securities(Jiaxing Branch), Sales Department, Intern
Awards, Scholarship Cyrus Tang Scholarship (USTC)
Excellent Student Award ( USTC)
Career Objective Risk management, quantitative trading and quantitative research opportunities are of the most interest to Chendi
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE Program because of its outstanding placement record, alumni network, and dedicated faculty.”

Mengqi Zhang
Education Beijing Foreign Studies University, Bachelor of Law, Major in International Relations and Diplomacy
New York University, Master of Arts, International Relations
Experience Method Investments and Advisory, Project Management Intern
Asia Society, Center on US-China Relations, Editorial Intern
Career Objective Mengqi is pursuing opportunities in risk management, quantitative trading and quantitative analysis
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE Program because of its outstanding career service, great location in New York City, and the excellent reputation of the faculty and alumni.”

MengYu Zhang
Education Peking University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology, Economics
Experience MChangJiang Business School, Research Assistant (data processing, quant model development)
JoinQuant, Quantitative Analyst Intern
Career Objective MengYu would like to consider quant strategist roles at investment banks as well as hedge fund trading roles
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE Program because of its dedicated faculty and excellent job placement.”

Xiang (Sean) Zhang
Education Bachelor of Science, Major in Finance, Magna Cum Laude
Experience JPMorgan, Associate in Equity Derivative Team, Valuation Control Group
Career Objective Sean is considering opportunities in market risk/quant research.
Why Baruch MFE? “I chose the Baruch MFE program because it is a rigorous program at a very convenient location with an excellent professional network.”