MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Areas of Interest: Quantitative Trading, Research, Portfolio Management
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2012
Jian Lv received his bachelor’s degree in applied physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. He then obtained his Ph.D. in physics from Brandeis University in 2011.
While pursuing his Ph.D. degree, Jian focused on computational modeling and analysis of neural networks. He developed and implemented models to simulate complex dynamic behaviors of sensory processing in the brain. In addition, because of his interest in financial markets, he did an independent study project in which he applied quantitative methods to develop algorithmic FX trading strategies.
The increasing complexity in financial industry over the decades motivated Jian to join the financial engineering program at Cornell University, with the hope to solve practical problems in finance along with his technical and analytical skills. Upon completion of the program, He looks forward to pursue a career in the areas of quantitative trading, derivative pricing or structuring at a bank or a hedge fund. He is a level III candidate in the CFA program.
In his spare time, he enjoys alpine-skiing, playing tennis and cooking.