MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2014
Areas of Interest: Derivatives, Asset Management, Risk Management, Quantitative Research
Graduated with distinction from Purdue University, Lifan Wu received B.S. Honor degrees in both actuarial science and statistics in May 2013. During her undergraduate study, she received various awards, which witnessed her hardworking.
Lifan developed her interest in modeling gradually from her coursework project. Meanwhile, she got real world experience from her internship at China Pacific Insurance Company and AEGON-CNOOC Life Insurance Co., Ltd., where she read and discussed several different pricing and profit testing models with her mentor and team members. Also, she took several CS courses and obtained a strong programming background.
In order to improve her quantitative skill and gain a further understanding in derivatives pricing theory, Lifan decided to continue her education as a Financial Engineering student at Cornell. Upon graduation, she is seeking a career in asset management, risk management, or quantitative research, where she can utilize her quantitative skill, programming skill and problem solving skill.
In her spare time, Lifan loves photographing, video editing, and playing dulcimer.