Yingzhu Tao

Yingzhu Tao

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2017

Education (previous degree): Zhejiang University; Bachelor of Economics, Major in Economics


  • Guardian Life: CMBS Portfolio Investments Intern (Summer 2017)
  • Academic Project (Cornell University): Extending Factor Model with Black-Litterman Approach (Spring 2017); Mean-Variance-Skewness Portfolio Optimization with RBF Neural Network (Spring 2017)
  • UCLA: Research Assistant to Professor Rakesh K. Sarin in Behavioral Finance; Outstanding Research and Presentation Award at the California NanoSystems Institute (Summer 2015)
  • Leadership: Volunteer in the Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya (Summer 2013)

Hobbies: Violin (exhibition player); cross-country skiing; swimming

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance?

Finance presents an opportunity to make full use of my strong work ethic, quantitative analysis ability, and market intuition to help firms be successful both financially and strategically.

What makes you unique?

I have maintained a rich life of service, volunteering in the Manchester community in the United Kingdom and the largest African urban slum, Kibera. I enjoy communicating and cooperating with people from diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds while making a difference in the world.