MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Sales and Trading, Algorithmic Trading, Quantitative Finance
Expected Graduation Date: December 2011
Zhenyong Zhu earned a B.E. degree in Information Security at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. After graduation, he attended Ph.D program of Computer Science at The Ohio State University with Fellowship. His research focused on Network Security, System Sustainability and Malware Detection. Motivated by the turmoil of the credit crisis, he turned his interest to Economics and Quantitative Finance. The strong passion in Finance led him to the Master of Financial Engineering program at Cornell University.
In summer 2010, Zhenyong started to work with Professor Jim Liew at Columbia University as Part-time Algorithmic Trading Developer in Alpha Quant Club. He has contributed to developing several statistical arbitrage strategies, such as mean reversion and optimal pairs. Prior at The Ohio State University, Zhenyong had an extensive teaching experience as Lecturer and Lab Instructor. He has built sound communication skills through the teaching.
Zhenyong is a CFA Level II candidate. In the spare time, he personally trades FX and equity since 2007 in order to closely follow the market. Upon graduation, he intends to leverage his quantitative knowledge, programming skills and understanding of the market to pursue a career in trading or financial modeling.