MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Trading, Portfolio Management, Quantitative Analysis, Financial Software Modeling
Expected Graduation Date: December 2010
Dongning Luo worked as a computer science research assistant for four years at the SouthEast Regional Visualization and Analytics Center affiliated with University of North Carolina at Charlotte, one of the leading research institutions in Information Visualization and Analytics. His research focuses on modeling and visualizing the structure and evolution of large-scale text streams in terms of knowledge discovery, using both data mining methods and computational skills, and conducting user experiments. He has published six peer-reviewed papers in top-tier journals and conferences.
Dongning Luo has gained a lot of exposure to real-world data analytics problems through the intern jobs at government agencies such as Battelle. When he represented DHS working in Germany in 2009, he was attracted to the finance industry by several colleagues specializing in financial data analytics.
Dongning holds a BEng degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior to joining Cornell, he had obtained the PhD candidacy in Computer Science from UNC Charlotte, and is to defend his dissertation in May 2011. Dongning aims to leverage the Cornell FE curriculum and his computer science background in a trading role or a quantitative analysis role.
In his spare time, Dongning enjoys playing contract bridge and tennis.