Current Student Profiles

Current Student Profiles

We are proud to showcase the UCLA Anderson MFE Class of 2014 for full-time employment opportunities. Our class of 43 students was selected from an extremely competitive group of 470 applicants and brings a diverse mix of professional and academic backgrounds along with an impressive quantitative skill set.

We encourage you to review the below student profiles and learn more about the skills they will bring to your organization by clicking on their name and visiting their individual LinkedIn profiles. If you would like to learn more, schedule an information session or interview, or receive a copy of our student resume book, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you in helping you meet your employment needs.

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Alvaro Abadia Fernandez

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Education: BS, Industrial Engineering, Penn State University

Last Job: Business Analyst, Velintonia, Sociedad Limitada, Spain

Competencies: Matlab, Financial Modeling

Languages: Spanish, English

Interests: Fixed Income, Valuations, Derivatives, Investment analysis (capital budgeting)

Aaron Basch

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Education: BA, Mathematics and Computer Science, UC San Diego MEd , Education (Mathematics), UC San Diego

Last Job: Math Teacher, San Diego Unified School District

Competencies: Matlab, C++, Java, Probability and Statistics

Languages: English, Spanish

Interests: Fixed-Income, Information Dissemination and Equity Valuation

Yunyang “Kaylie” Chen

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Education: BEng, Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Competencies: C++, Java, Matlab, R, SAS, SQL, MS Excel, Monte Carlo Simulation, Financial Modeling

Languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Interests: Analytics, Risk Management

Tiffany Chi

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Education: BA , Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley MS, Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Last Job: Research Student, Department of Endocrinology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Competencies: Matlab, R, C++

Languages: English

Interests: Equities, Asset Management, Risk Management

Hoshang Daroga

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Education: BEng, Electronic Engineering, University of Mumbai MBA, Finance, Fordham University

Last Job: Associate Research Analyst, New York, NY

Competencies: Matlab, R, VBA, PCA, Equity Research, Futures Trading

Languages: English

Interests: Commodities, Equities, Global Tactical Asset Allocation

Gert Dekegel

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Education: BS, Civil Engineering, Free University Brussels, Belgium MS, Electrical Engineering, Free University Brussels, Belgium MBA , Vlerick Business School, Belgium CFA Level 1

Last Job: Project Leader/Internal Consultant, ING Bank Belgium

Competencies: Project management, Matlab, C++, Monte Carlo Simulation, Financial models

Languages: English, French, Dutch

Interests: Risk Management, Asset Management & Derivatives

Xixi Feng

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Education: BA, Economics & Mathematics, Georgetown University

Last Job: Security Analytics, Visa Inc., Foster City, CA, USA

Competencies: R, Matlab, SAS, Econometrics, Regression Analysis

Languages: English, Chinese

Interests: Data Science & Analytics, Model Simulation & Valuation

Diana Fernandez Moreno

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Education: BA, Economics, Universidad del Norte, Colombia MA, Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Last Job: Specialized Professional in Financial Stability at Central Bank of Colombia Internship: Quantitative Research Intern at Moody's Analytics

Competencies: R, Matlab, Stata

Interests: Econometrics, Financial Analysis, Research, Credit Risk, Fixed Income, Stress Testing

Languages: Spanish, English

Seyed “Babak” Ghalebi

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Education: BS, Applied Mathematics, Sharif University of Technology

Last Job: Software Developer, IT Icon, Iran

Competencies: C++, Java, Python, SQL, Matlab, R, SAS, Bloomberg, Monte Carlo Simulation, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, Derivative Pricing

Languages: Persian, English

Interests: Valuations, Derivatives, Modeling, Developing Quantitative Trading Strategies, Trading, Fixed Income

Chun “Gabby” Gong

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Education: BS, Finance, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law BA, English, Huazhong University of Science and Technology MS, Finance, Renmin University of China

Last Job: Statistics Teaching Assistant, Cal State Long Beach

Competencies: Matlab, R, Monte Carlo Simulation, Time Series Analysis

Languages: Chinese, English

Interests: Energy Trading, Derivatives, Financial Modeling

Ramsundar “Ram” Govindarajan

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Education: BTech, Computer Science, NIT, Warangal MS, Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Last Job: Embedded software engineer at Dell Inc.

Competencies: C/ C++, Multi-threaded, low latency/embedded programming, Matlab, R, SAS, Java, Shell scripting, Python, VBA, Excel, C#, Android development, XML

Languages: English, Tamil (Native)

Interests: High Frequency Trading, Equity Research, Analytics, Big Data, Derivatives

Jie Hu

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Education: BEng, Communications Engineering, Fudan University

Last Job: Senior Auditor, Ernst & Young, Shanghai, China

Competencies: Matlab, R, SAS, C++, Assembly Language, Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation

Languages: Chinese Mandarin, English

Interests: Equity, Trading, Valuations, Commodities, Foreign Currencies, Derivatives

Bowen Huang

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Education: BS, BA, Business Admin & Statistics, UC Berkeley

Last Job: Analyst, Centricity Financial

Competencies: R, Matlab, Python, C++, SQL

Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Interests: Volatility, Options, Quant Strategies

Ryan Huang

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Education: BS, Mathematics/Economics, UCLA

Last Job: Financial Analyst, Wedbush Securities Inc.

Competencies: Matlab, Monte Carlo Simulation (GPU Parallelization), R, Visual Basic, Excel, Financial Time Series, Fixed Income, Derivatives Pricing, Financial Statement Analysis. Passed CFA Level 1

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Interests: Valuations, Asset Pricing, Derivatives, Fixed Income

Vitalii Ihnatiuk

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Education: BA, Economic Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Last Job: Research Department, KINTO, Ukraine

Competencies: Time series analysis, Econometrics

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Interests: Risk Management, Quantitative Research, Fixed Income

Yangzihua Jin

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Education: BS, Mathematics/Economics, UCLA

Last Job: Quantitative Investment Analyst, Cinda Securities Co. LTD , Beijing, China

Competencies: R, Matlab, SAS, Microsoft Office, C++, Time Series Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Mining, Monte Carlo Simulation.

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English

Interests: Fixed Income, Derivatives Pricing, Foreign Exchange Market

Mark Kang

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Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Loyola Marymount University

Last Job: Product Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Manhattan Beach, CA

Competencies: Matlab, R, SAS, linear and multiple regressions, time series and volatility modeling, Monte Carlo simulations

Languages: English

Interests: Big data, fixed income, risk management

Vibhor Khar

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Education: BTech, Electronics and Communications Engineering-JNTU MBA, Finance, IMT - Ghaziabad

Last Job: Senior Research Associate, Cognizant Technology Solutions, India

Competencies: Matlab, R, SAS, Bloomberg, Reuters, Haver

Languages: English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Telugu

Interests: Fixed Income, FX, Macroeconomics, Asset Management

Tuling Lam

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Education: BEng, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign MS, Materials Engineering, UCLA

Last Job: Corporate Risk Analyst Intern

Competencies: Excel, Matlab, Visual Basic, Monte Carlo Simulation

Languages: English, some Spanish

Interests: Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Fixed Income, Derivatives

Mara Legner

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Education: BS, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin

Last Job: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - 3M

Competencies: Matlab, ARIMA/GARCH Models, Analytical Reasoning

Languages: English, Spanish (intermediate)

Interests: Asset Management, Risk Management, Valuation

Barr Levy

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Education: BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering - UCLA MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA

Last Job: Design Engineer – KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, CA

Competencies: C++, Matlab, SAS, R, Statistics, Econometrics, Monte Carlo Simulation

Languages: English, Hebrew

Interests: Option Strategies, Derivatives, Asset Management, Risk Management, Fixed Income

Lijun Li

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Education: BEng, Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology MS, Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Last Job: Sales Manager, Yushengtang, Shijiazhuang, China

Competencies: C++, Matlab, SAS, VBA, SQL

Languages: Chinese, English

Interests: Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives

Qinchuan Luo

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Education: BEng, Electronic Information Engineering, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecomm MS, Electronic Engineering, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecomm.

Last Job: Network Engineer, Xinhua Network Co., Ltd., Beijing , China.

Competencies: C++, Matlab, SAS, R, Excel VBA.

Languages: Chinese Mandarin, English.

Interests: Fixed Income, Derivatives, Portfolio Strategy, Data Analysis and Modeling.

Tanya Manifold

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Education: BS, Statistics (emphasis in Finance) - University of California, Riverside

Last Job: Forecast Planner, American Apparel, Los Angeles, CA

Competencies: Excel, Matlab, Access, Business Objects, VBA, R, C++, SAS

Languages: English

Interests: Data Analytics, Equities & Options Pricing, Risk Modeling

Dinah Nassar

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Education: BS, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley MS, Transportation Engineering, UC Berkeley

Last Job: Product Development Analyst, CSAA Insurance Group

Competencies: Matlab, R, SAS, data analysis

Languages: English, Arabic, French

Interests: Events planning, folk dancing, tae kwon do

Ipek Onat

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Education: BS, Industrial Engineering, Galatasaray University

Last Job: Treasury Sales, HSBC, Istanbul, Turkey

Competencies: Matlab, R, Financial Analysis

Languages: French, English, Turkish

Interests: Derivative Products, Valuations

Andrea Ovelar de Flammineis

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Education: BS, Electrical Engineering, Universidad Simon Bolivar MS, Computer and Communication Networks Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin

Last Job: Proprietary Trader, Venezuela; IBM – Milan, Italy.

Competencies: C++, Matlab, back-testing, Monte Carlo Simulation.

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French.

Interests: Portfolio Management, Equity Quant Strategies

Ravikant Patidar

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Education: BTech, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT, Madras

Last Job: Senior Research Analyst - CRISIL GR&A - Standard & Poor's, Chennai, India

Competencies: Exotic Derivatives, Empirical Methods, Simulation based valuation; Programming: Matlab/R, C++, SQL and SAS

Languages: English, Hindi

Interests: Risk Modelling, Derivative Valuation, Credit/Fixed Income Markets

Nidambur “Siddarth” Rao

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Education: BS, Electrical Engineering, UCLA

Last Job: Quantitative Analyst – Amba Research (acquired by Moody's)- Bangalore India

Competencies: C++, Matlab, R, Monte Carlo Simulation

Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi

Interests: Quantitative Asset Management, Risk Management, Fixed Income

Roman Sandoval

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Education: BEng, BA, Aerospace Eng. & Business Administration, Open Univ. of Catalonia MS, Aerospace Engineering, Duke University and Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Last Job: Analyst, Real Estate Investment Company , Spain

Competencies: Market Research, Portfolio Optimization, Matlab, Data Analytics

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian

Interests: Research, Data Analytics, Portfolio Management, Risk Management

Taranjit Singh

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Education: B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT - Bombay

Last Job: Equity Derivatives Product Control, Credit Suisse

Competencies: Matlab, R, C++, VBA, Bloomberg

Languages: English

Interests: Quantitative Modelling, Research and Asset Allocation, Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives Structuring and Pricing

Vishal Singh

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Education: BS, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Last Job: Design Engineer, Control Components Inc., California

Competencies: Matlab, R, Derivative Markets

Languages: English

Interests: Fixed Income, Quantitative Trading, Derivatives

Mahee Srinivasan

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Education: BComm, Bangalore University Post-Graduate Diploma, Statistics and Operations Research, Royal Melbourne Institute of technology (RMIT) , Australia Chartered Accountant (Equivalent of CPA in the United States), India

Last Job: Industrial Trainee, Assurance Services, Ernst and Young, India

Competencies: Matlab, MS Excel, Monte Carlo Simulation, SAS, Bloomberg

Languages: English, Kannada, Tamil

Interests: Valuations, Equities, Quantitative Asset Management

Mark Sun

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Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering & Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

Last Job: Investment Advisory Intern, Global Securities Corporation, Canada

Competencies: Matlab, R, C++, Bloomberg

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, English

Interests: Quantitative Portfolio Management/Analytics, Equity & Derivative Strategies

Georgios Tsirmpas

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Education: MS, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Last Job: Project Coordinator, Attica Wealth Management, Athens, Greece

Competencies: Optimization, Monte Carlo Simulation, Matlab/R/Python

Languages: Greek, French, English

Interests: Quant Investment & Trading Strategies, Derivatives, Valuations

Garrett Wiegele

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Education: BA, BS, Economics & Mathematics, Rockhurst University

Last Job: Market Research Analyst, Willbros Group, Inc.

Competencies: R, Matlab, Simulations, Multi-factor Modeling

Languages: English

Interests: Econometrics, Risk Management, Economic Sustainability

Xuefei “Catherine” Xiao

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Education: BEng, Automation, Northeastern University MS, Circuits and Systems, Nanyang Technological University

Last Job: Quantitative Financial Analyst, Moody's Analytics

Competencies: Python, Matlab, C#, Time Series, Monte Carlo Simulation

Languages: Mandarin, English

Interests: Financial Modeling, Data Analysis, Quantitative Asset Management, Commodities and Currencies.

Yiran “Erin” Xu

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Education: BS, Actuarial Science, Central University of Finance and Economics MS, Actuarial Science, The University of Connecticut

Last Job: Actuarial Intern, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Boston

Competencies: Matlab, R, VBA, SQL, Bloomberg, Data Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation

Languages: English, Mandarin

Interests: Fixed Income, Derivatives, Data Analysis, Risk Management, Financial Modeling

Lingfei “Phyllis” Yang

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Education: BS, Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics MS, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Last Job: Equity Derivatives Analyst (Exotic and Structured Derivatives Group) – UBS Investment Bank Offshore - iSoftStone, Shanghai, China

Competencies: R, Matlab, SAS, VBA, Bloomberg, Reuters, Morningstar, CRSP, Capital IQ, KMV, Crystal Ball, Monte Carlo Simulation, VaR

Languages: English, Mandarin

Interests: Risk Management, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Quantitative Equity Research, Securitization, Credit, Alternatives

Antoine Zambelli

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Education: BA, Pure Mathematics, UC Berkeley

Last Job: Intern, Esoteric Capital

Competencies: Matlab, C++, R, Java; Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Genetic Algorithms

Languages: English, French

Interests: Derivatives Markets, Algorithmic Trading, Hedging, Signal Processing, Nonlinear Optimization

Xiango “Shawn” Zeng

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Education: BA, Economics and Math, Hebei Normal University Science and Technology MS, Applied Financial Mathematics, University of Connecticut MS, Finance, Fairfield University

Last Job: Investment Risk Analytics – University of Connecticut Foundation, Connecticut

Competencies: Matlab, VBA, Monte Carlo Simulation, Time Series Analysis, Stochastic Calculus, Option Pricing

Languages: Mandarin, English

Interests: Fixed Income, Equity, Derivatives

Xiaowang Zhang

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Education: BEng, Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore

Last Job: IT Analyst, Singapore, Clavon Pte Ltd.

Competencies: C/C++, Matlab, R, Monte Carlo Simulation, Risk Management, Valuation

Languages: English, Chinese

Interests: Valuation, Fixed Income, Risk Management

Han Zheng

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Education: BS, Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University MEng, Eng. Physics, Cornell University

Last Job: Multi-Asset Growth Fund Analyst, DoubleLine Group, Los Angeles, USA

Competencies: Matlab, R, SAS, SQL, C++, Excel/VBA, Bloomberg, Monte Carlo Simulation, Numerical Methods

Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin

Interests: Fixed Income, Risk Management, Systematic Trading, Global Macro