MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Areas of Interest: Quantitative Finance, Fixed Income Research, Risk Management, Financial Consulting
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2012
Kunal Rajani graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay with a B.Tech in Engineering Physics in 2007. During his internship he worked to program GPUs for scientific computations and was able to achieve an increase of 5-6 times the conventional CPU’s speed.
Upon graduation he joined Global Analytics as an Analyst where he managed the underwriting of a subprime payday lender and built predictive models for customer behavior and risk segmentation. He then joined Capital One in Jan 2009 as an Associate where he worked in the Customer Operations and the Fraud Strategy divisions. He identified opportunities to improve customer experience and reduce operational costs and to create models and pattern detection algorithms to capture fraudulent transactions.
During his career he was exposed to statistics and mathematics as a decision making tool and was fascinated to see their application to generate revenue. He is fascinated by the complex financial markets and joined Cornell to learn more about the quantitative analysis and mathematical models that help us understand their risk and valuation.
He is interested in a quantitative opportunity in Financial/Risk services upon graduation. He likes to write blogs and play badminton in his leisure time.