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Nicholas Bruner
Quantitative Research and Trading

I’m a graduate student pursuing a masters in Financial Mathematics interested in a career in quantitative research and trading. I have experience using Python and R to develop quantitative trading strategies in the equity and derivatives markets.
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Jinye Cai
Credit Risk Analyst

A graduate student intends to pursue a career in credit risk upon graduation, building and validating PD, LGD, and EAD models. BBA degree in Finance. Project experience in Credit Rating Analysis and Database Management. Competent in SQL, Python, and R. Passed FRM Part I.
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Yijia Cai
Financial Risk Analyst

As an aspiring Financial Risk Analyst with a mathematical background, I am focusing on doing analysis of the conceptual soundness of quantitative models based on my SAS, Python, Matlab toolkit.
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Jianheng Chen
Quantitative Analyst, Risk Analyst

Jianheng Chen is a Financial Mathematics graduate student with a strong mathematics and programming skill set earned during his undergraduate studies of Physics. A highlight of his student career was being awarded third prize in the 2018 CUMCM competition, in which he utilized MATLAB and Python to implement Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and a simulated annealing algorithm. Jianheng aspires to pursue a career in quantitative analysis where he can use his analytics skills to develop the best trading strategies.
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Adarsh Choubey
Quantitative Analyst/Trader

Adarsh aspires to be a Quantitative Research Analyst. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and three years of experience as a Business Analyst. He has been working on various Academic and Industrial projects from equity valuations methods to mortgage loss severity models. He has experience with programming languages Python, SAS and MATLAB. He loves to read History and keeps a keen eye on Geopolitical events affecting the financal ecosystem.
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Ford Danielsen
Quantitative Analyst

Over Ford’s academic career, he has worked on big data databases including Koyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) used for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. He is also proficient in several programming languages, including R, Matlab, SQL. For recreation, Ford plays golf and duplicate bridge. His U-21 duplicate bridge team was the runner-up in the 2016 USA Duplicate Bridge National Championship. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Ford intends to pursue a career in risk management or predictive analytics in financial services.
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Matt Dempsey
Quantitative Analyst / Risk Analyst
Matt is a first-year graduate student with a focus on risk management and quantitative analysis. His meteorology background provides a toolkit to support risk management around the interaction of the recurring processes of the natural world with the financial markets. He plans to focus on quantifying risk using advanced mathematical tools such as machine learning and Monte Carlo simulation in order to enhance his quantitative finance and risk analytic skills.
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Christopher Fiscella
Quantitative Researcher

Christopher Fiscella is a first year graduate student in NC State University’s Master of Financial Mathematics program, focusing on the application of data science to financial modeling and algorithmic trading. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Duke University in mathematics and philosophy, Christopher became interested in finance while studying machine learning methods. Christopher engaged in several independent projects including an object-oriented option calculator in C++, and a stock price ensemble prediction model in Python. Christopher hopes to pursue a career as a Quantitative Researcher.
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Anshumaan Gandhi
Quantitative Analyst/Trader

Anshumaan is passionate about applying computational and analytic tools to the equity markets. He refined his toolkit during his undergraduate studies in Computer Science and internship experiences, then started his own investment advisory company, with 14 clients and an AUM of $500k. Aspiring to move beyond the legacy tools of finance, he is pursuing a masters in Financial Math to apply cutting edge quantitative methods and machine learning to the equity markets. Upon completion, he aspires to a career as a quantitative analyst/trader.
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Nishang Guan
Quant Analyst / Financial Analyst / Trader

I bring a strong analytic toolkit, including Bloomberg, Wind, MATLAB, Access, SAS, R, Python, VBA, SQL, Excel. Fast learner, e.g. learned VBA in two days for bank branch analysis project.
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Siddharth Joardar
Quantitative Analyst

First-year graduate student seeking a career in quantitative analysis/research with a strong background in Finance and economics. Project experiences include fundamental research, data management, Risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulations in XLMINER and quantitative trading. Currently polishing programming skills in Python, R and SQL for in-depth statistical analysis.
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Adithya Kasali
Quantitative Analyst

Adithya Kasali is a first year graduate student in NC State University’s Master of Financial Mathematics with a background in mathematics and computer science. Adithya aspires to become a quantitative analyst or a quantitative trader after graduating, utilizing his robust technical and data analytics skill sets.
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Kanishk Katakam
Quantitative Analyst

Kanishk graduated from Indian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering where he worked on projects such as Analysis of Lagrangians and Numerical Simulation of gas dynamics which produced a passion for building complex models using advanced mathematics. This led him to join the Masters in Financial Mathematics program at NCSU. After graduation he would like to work in the fields of quantitative analysis and risk management.
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Heng Lin
Quantamental Investing/Financial Analyst

Master’s student with academic background in accounting and professional experience in buy-side fundamental research, investment bank and public accounting. Relevant projects not only demonstrate technical ability to extract, clean and analyze data but also a solid understanding of asset pricing and how accounting information can be used to predict future profitability.
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Arjav Mehta
Quantitative Analyst

A seasoned professional with strong programming and modelling abilities currently pursuing masters in the field of Financial Mathematics. Relevant projects not only demonstrate problem solving capabilities but at the same time also translate into multi-tasking and analysis to drive strategic decision and increase operational feasibility in projects.
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Mehul Mehta
Quantitative Analyst, Risk Analyst, Data Scientist

Mehul is a Master’s student seeking a career in Risk Management or Quantitative Analysis. Prior to pursuing his Masters’, Mehul was working with PwC India for 31 months in their Advisory Service, where he specialized in strategy development, investment planning, and risk management. Mehul holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from VIT University. He is competent in using Python, SAS, SQL and MATLAB.
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Munjal Mehta
Quantitative Analyst

With a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and professional qualifications in Actuarial Science, Munjal joined the MFM program because of his interest in mathematics and finance and desire to find a job in quant finance. Munjal is inclined towards the pragmatic approach of utilizing various econometric and machine learning models in the finance industry using strong programming skills in Python, R, and SAS.
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Ting Hao Ou
Quantitative Trader
A graduate student exploring a career in quantitative trading with a strong academic background in Mathematics and programming skills in Python and MATLAB. Currently learning R and SQL to broaden my toolkit in statistical analysis and data analysis.
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Jonathan Page
Risk Analyst/Quantitative Analyst

I am a current graduate student pursuing a career in financial risk management and quantitative analysis. Previous education obtained at NC State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics. I have a strong interest in predictive modeling, with experience in the programming languages VBA, SAS, R and Python.
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Marco Santana Cruz
Portfolio Analyst

Marco is a first-year graduate student with a focus in portfolio analysis and risk management. He served in the Army as he finished his undergraduate studies in Intelligence and Homeland Security. He has always been passionate about mathematical reasoning, stock analysis, and investing strategies. Upon completion of his MFM degree, he plans to pursue a career in investment banking and risk analytics.
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Abhijay Shukla
Quantitative and Risk Analyst / Data Scientist

Abhijay is a graduate student in Financial Mathematics, seeking a career in Risk Management or Quantitative Analysis. Three years of work experience at PwC have given him a solid grounding in Risk Management, Portfolio Development, Due Diligence, and Statistical Modelling. He is competent in a variety of programming and data management tools, e.g., Python, SAS, and MATLAB. With an advanced FinMath toolset, he intends to design innovative analytic methods for the financial ecosystem.
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Ryan Thurston
Quantitative Analyst

Ryan Thurston is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and an accelerated master’s degree in Financial Mathematics. He has a background in Statistics, Economics, and several programming languages including SAS, R, and Python. His diverse background helped him gain an internship at U.S. Bank in the analytics department. Upon graduation, Ryan intends on pursuing a career in quantitative modeling.
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Nolan Winstead

I am a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics with experience in econometric analysis, risk modeling, and data science. I have a working knowledge of SAS, SQL, and Python and am interested in pursuing a career in actuarial science upon graduating.
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Yuzexi Yang
Quantitative Analyst

I’m a graduate student with a strong interest in quantitative financial analyst role. I actively participated in independent research during undergraduate and obtained double major diploma(Mathematics and Economics). In my graduate study, I am preparing for the FRM exam and strengthening my programming ability through the use of R, Python and SAS.
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Yimeng Zhao
Data Analyst

A graduate student in Financial Mathematics with solid programming skills, undergraduate mathematics expertise and advanced statistical analysis skills aspires to pursue a position in Data Analyst.
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Yi Zhuang
Risk / Quant Analyst
Double BS degrees in Mathematics and Economics, multiple experiences in financial industry including quantitative research on equity derivatives, risk management (FRM candidate), investment banking, consulting, marketing and equity research.
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