MEng Concentration:Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Derivatives Trading, Risk Management, Investment Banking
Expected Graduation Date: December 2011
Xiaochang Li received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, where she graduated with academic distinction. She actively involved in operations research projects to conduct Monte Carlo simulation optimization experiments on healthcare systems. Her research experience and background in engineering provide her a solid analytical and quantitative skill set for solving practical problems.
Xiaochang interned in a leading Forex trading firm in Beijing as an analyst during spring 2010, where she delivered market performance analysis on a daily basis and communicated closely with clients for their specific investment needs. During summer 2009, she participated in Purdue MBA internship program in India, where she developed a pricing model for motor engine part pool by implementing the knowledge of operations research and statistics.
As a Financial Engineering student at Cornell, Xiaochang’s goal is to develop advance skill set in quantitative finance and expand her social network. Upon graduation, she is willing to work in the field of derivatives trading, risk management and investment banking.
Xiaochang enjoys horseback riding, swimming and badminton in her spare time.