MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2014
Areas of Interest: Trading, Risk Management, Quantitative Trading
Ruochen AI is a graduate student at Cornell’s Operations Research department, pursuing a master’s degree in Financial Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a First Honor class in computer science.
As a computer science student, he has taken advanced math courses including stochastic process and Fourier transform, and is proficient with C++, Data Structure, MATLAB, and VBA.
In the past two years he had two internships in China Merchants Bank and Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong. The routine job was supporting the team completing transaction on daily basis selling derivatives, such as options and swaps.
After finding his interest in derivatives market during the internship, and based on the computational and mathematical background, the application of quantitative measures to finance has become a passion for Ruochen. Hence, he decided to seek a master degree of Financial Engineering, in order to better develop the quantitative and analytical skill-sets specifically for financial market. He is desired to pursue a career in trading, risk management, and quantitative trading.