MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2014
Areas of Interest: Risk Analytics, Portfolio Management
Boxi Zhang obtained his B. S. degree in Applied Mathematics (Distinction), with dual minors in Computer Science and Economics, from Purdue University. He was also awarded Berkovitz Mathematics Scholarship for his outstanding academic performance.
As a research assistant in Economics at Purdue University, Boxi applied to use game theory to rebuild the redistributive politics model. He focused on incorporate the social welfare function with the old model, trying to find the new Nash Equilibrium. He also used the model to successfully predict the 2012 Indiana presidential election results.
To gain a deep insight into the financial industry, Boxi took an internship with Ernst & Young in the Performance Improvement Department, where he assisted the Department head in building the cost estimation models of a base expansion project for Chinese government.
Upon completion from Cornell’s Financial Engineering Program, Boxi hopes to contribute to the field of quantitative finance and intends to pursue a career in trading, fixed income, and portfolio management.
In his spare time, Boxi enjoys playing tennis, poker, and soccer.