Joseph Day

Joseph Day

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2014
Areas of Interest: Trading, Strats and Modeling, Market Risk, Asset Management

Joseph received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Graz in Austria. During his Ph.D. he published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he has been invited to give talks all over the world spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. Furthermore, during his Master of Science studies in physics, he won the Thesis of the Year Award for the College of Physical Sciences in 2010, as well as earning the Outstanding Teaching Associate award in 2009 from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

He has long held an interest in financial markets. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University he took a financial mathematics course, which helped him make the decision to pursue a career in the financial services industry.

While at Cornell Joseph co-founded the Cornell Association of Financial Engineering. The club is focused on developing trading strategies based on financial market research, quantitative analysis, as well as faculty mentoring. Additionally the club will compete in national and international trading competitions against other top universities.

In his spare time Joseph enjoys playing poker, basketball, and soccer. As captain of his city league soccer team, he led them to the league championship in 2009.