Haoqi Yao

Haoqi Yao

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2018

Education (previous degree): The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science. Major: Mathematics, Economics. Minor: Computer Science, Statistics


  • CITIC Securities: Summer Financial Analyst (Summer 2017)
  • Academic Project: S&P 500 Index Prediction with SVM (Spring 2017)
  • Academic Project: Conditional Asian Option Pricing (2016 - 2017)
  • Intern: Summer Quantitative Analyst in Multiclue Capital (Summer 2016)
  • Leadership: Team Captain for Mathematical Contest in Model Team of UIUC (Spring 2015)

Hobbies: Bodybuilding, basketball, bowling

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance?

I have a great desire to work in a fast-changing and highly competitive industry, which will help me develop my critical thinking, quantitative, and communication skills.

What makes you unique?

I won National First Prize in the Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling before I transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.