Xin Shu

Xin Shu

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


Anticipated Graduation Date:  December 2017

Education (previous degree):  University of Rochester; Bachelor of Science, major in Mathematics; Bachelor of Arts with Honors, major in Financial Economics


  • OTCFin: Financial Engineering Modeler Intern in Optimization Extensions of the Litterman Carbon Pricing Model (Summer 2017)
  • Academic Projects:
    • Utility Based Multi-Asset Portfolio Construction (Spring 2017)
    • CVaR-based Portfolio Optimization and Its Application (Spring 2017)
    • Time Series Analysis on Nikkei 225 (Spring 2017)
    • Python Algorithmic Trading Project (Fall 2015)
    • Financial Mathematics Independent Study (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)
    • Leadership: President of Compass News in Chinese Student and Scholar Association (Spring 2015-Spring 2016)
    • University of Rochester: Teaching Assistant for Contract Theory and Functions of a Real Variable (Fall 2015)

Hobbies: Traveling, Zumba, running, skiing, photography, LEGO

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance?

I like to consistently challenge myself with the fast pace dynamic of financial services and make the most of my skillset in quantitative and qualitative analytics.

What makes you unique?

During a road trip in Iceland, I got stuck on an icy mountain road. While I waited for roadside assistance, I saw the most amazing aurora.  That experience not only broadened my horizons but also shaped my calmness toward difficulties and open-mindedness toward challenges.