Armando Acosta is working towards a Master of Engineering in Operations Research with a concentration in Financial Engineering. He graduated with Latin honors from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Armando developed an interest in finance during his undergraduate career, and decided to join the Financial Engineering program to combine his quantitative skills and his passion for finance. In addition to pursing a M. Eng. degree, Armando is an active member of the first Quantitative Strategies group in the Mutual Investment Club of Cornell. There, he uses technical analysis to time trades, analyses portfolio risk, and teaches other club members about technical analysis. Armando also has experience programming from his previous internships, where he worked mainly in Java, but also independently learned MySQL. He plans to utilize his strong quantitative background and finance knowledge in a career in risk management or sales and trading. On his free time Armando enjoys playing guitar and skiing.