MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Finance/Banking, Trading, Asset Management
Expected Graduation Date: December 2011
Yufei Xia earned his B.S. degree in Physics with distinction from Fudan University in China in 2010. During his studies in the econophysics group, he applied statistical methods and models into analyzing economical phenomena and market mechanisms. In his research of microscopic market modeling, he successfully extended the MDRAG model, making it possible to evaluate external factors in agent-based models.
As an undergraduate, Yufei interned at the R&D center of Industrial Securities, one of the top securities firms in China. There, he witnessed the debut of ChiNext, China’s new NASDAQ-style stock exchange, by participating in the evaluation of two of the first batch companies.
By joining the Financial Engineering program at Cornell, Yufei looks forward to develop a better understanding of financial markets and vehicles. Armed with solid quantitative foundation, unique interdisciplinary experiences and financial knowledge, he wants to pursue a career in a bank, hedge fund or asset management company.
In his spare time, Yufei enjoys tennis, running and playing poker.