MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Risk management, Trading, Quantitative Analysis, Consulting
Expected Graduation Date: December 2011
Stephanos Stephani joined the Master of Engineering program at Cornell University with a concentration in Financial Engineering in the fall of 2010. He previously attended the University of Miami as a Fulbright Scholar, where he graduated summa cum laude earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Physics.
During his undergraduate career, Stephanos worked as an intern performing cost estimates at one of the leading construction firms in Cyprus as well as an audit intern at KPMG. Additionally, Stephanos was heavily involved in research both in the Civil Engineering department and the Physics department, where he participated in projects in fluid flow visualization, x-ray astrophysics, and financial market complexity. The latter involved modeling the interaction between traders in C++ using the El-Farol Bar Problem and more specifically, the Time Horizon Minority Game. This research spurred his interest in the field of quantitative finance which led to the decision to join the Financial Engineering program at Cornell University where Stephanos hopes to combine his problem-solving and quantitative skills with his interest in finance.
In his free time Stephanos enjoys playing soccer and tennis.