Leqi Zhao

Leqi Zhao

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2018

Education (previous degree): The University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Mathematics, Honors Statistics, Computer Science Minor

Experience (could be previous work, research, project, or leadership roles in an extracurricular activity):

  • Competition: Risk & Insurance Case Competition (Spring 2017)
  • Competition: Kaggle Competition in Quora Question Pairs (Winter 2017)
  • China Development Bank: Risk Management Department Summer Intern in Credit Rating Model Analysis (Summer 2016)
  • Academic Project: Model the Return of Apple Stock (Fall 2015)
  • University of Waterloo: Algebra tutor at Mathematics Tutorial Center (Fall 2015)

Hobbies: Learning foreign languages, listening to music, cooking

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance?

I want to apply my skills in programming, data processing, and model analyzing to solve financial problems in a real-life setting.

What makes you unique?  

 I once worked on a team to use C++ in simulated Chess to give users the option to play with either a human or computer player(s); both text-based display and graphical display were supported.