Program Administration

Director, Professor Tao Pang (PhD, CFA, FRM)

Dr. Tao Pang is a professor at Department of Mathematics and his research interests include portfolio optimization, risk management and operations management. He receives his PhD with primary research area in portfolio optimization from Brown University and his MS and BS both from University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Pang is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He served as a co-director of the North Carolina Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) from 2011 to 2016.

Career Services Director, Patrick Roberts (MS)

Mr. Roberts has over a decade of experience in career services and connecting students to successful employment. A native of upstate New York, Patrick received his Bachelor’s in History and Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College. While working in North Carolina, he has become an active member of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers and served as President for the organization in 2019. Mr. Roberts is also involved with the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers and currently serves as assistant chair for their leadership development programs. Mr. Roberts has been published in the American College Personnel Association and presented at several state and national conferences on topics that include marketing, student success, career management, and first destination data collection.

Program Specialist, Susan Uy (BA)

Ms. Susan Uy is an alumna of NC State, having earned a bachelors in Chemistry. Prior to that, she earned a bachelors in Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. Susan’s career track includes 10 years at ABB, the first business partner to move onto Centennial Campus. She worked in administration as well as in the oil analysis lab, until settling into a career in IT providing server and database support. She comes to the Financial Mathematics team after a successful career in graduate student support with NC State’s Computer Science Department as well as the Mechanical and Aerospace Department.