Princeton Commitee

Anna Cherkasova
Computational Finance ’14

Anna is currently Master in Computational Finance student at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. Prior to joining CMU MSCF program she earned a PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University. Anna is interested in quantitative research and risk management and looking forward to pursue a career in the financial industry upon graduation.

Naima Hammoud
BS in Physics ’06
MS in Physics ’10
PhD Candidate in Applied and Computational Mathematics

Naima received her BS and MS from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She joined the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University in 2010. Currently she works on problems in the area of Fluid Dynamics. Her interest in finance is more of a curiosity to learn about the dynamics of one of the most complex systems out there. She is mostly interested in the derivatives market, and keeps up-to-date on what is happening in options trading.

Tianhui “Michael” Li
Computer Science ’07, Operations Research and Financial Engineering
PhD Candidate

Michael Li graduated from Princeton and spent two years in Cambridge, UK on a Marshall Scholarship. He is currently a PhD candidate supported by the NSF and Hertz Graduate Fellowships. His professional interests include mathematical finance and Big Data.

Michael Ostman
Industrial and Systems Engineering: Concentration in Financial Systems, ’14

Michael is currently an undergraduate student at Rutgers University. His interests include derivatives, risk management, prime brokerage, investment analytics, and stochastic systems. He is looking forward to exploring his opportunities and education in quantitative finance.

Kanika Pasricha
Electrical Engineering ’13

Kanika is a senior studying electrical engineering and finance at Princeton, and is working on a thesis on complexity theoretic explanations for pricing difficulties in financial markets. She enjoys thinking about applied probability, social computing, and finance, and will be working as a business analyst in McKinsey’s Risk Practice once she graduates.

Vivian Wang
Columbia University BSOR ’10
Carnegie Mellon University: Tepper School of Business MSCF ’14

Vivian obtained her BS degree from Columbia University in 2010. Since graduation, she has been trading equity index derivatives for a proprietary trading firm in Chicago. She has recently joined Carnegie Mellon’s MSCF program to expand upon her quantitative skills and explore opportunities in quantitative finance.

Oriol Lozano Carbassé
Ecole Polytechnique in ’12
Master of Finance candidate, Princeton

Oriol obtained his BA in applied mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique in 2012. After graduation, he joined an algorithmic trading desk at Citigroup London for 4 months. He is now a Master in Finance student at Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is interested in high frequency estimators and their application to lead-lag arbitrage.

Long Zheng
BS in Industrial Engineering ’11
MS in Computational Finance ’14

Long earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from National University of Singapore, and interned at Barclays Capital last summer. He joined the MSCF program to integrate his mathematical, statistical and programming skills with financial theories, with the goal of pursuing a career in quantitative finance.

Kaye Sklar
BA Philosophy ’11
MA Political Science ’13

Kaye received her B.A. in Philosophy at Scripps College, and then undertook a Fulbright Scholarship for research in Slovenia. She is currently completing her thesis for her M.A. at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She looks forward to continue pursuing her interests in political science and organizational management.