Mathematical Finance Youhan Lu

Youhan Lu

Spring 2017; employment after graduation: Envestnet, Inc.

“I would definitely recommend this program to people who would like to build or improve their career in quantitative finance.”


Yixin Xie Mathematical Finance

Yixin Xie

Spring 2016; internship at graduation: League Trading, LLC

“The MMF program introduced me to both the theoretical side and practical side of the mathematical finance world and helped me find my passion in mathematical finance.”


Manogna Bobbala Mathematical Finance

Manogna Bobbala

Spring 2016; employment at graduation: Envestnet Inc.

“The program was very well structured. With the core courses, we got the strong mathematical knowledge required for pricing and hedging derivatives and other financial modeling.”


Ruiqi Liu Mathematical Finance

Ruiqi Liu

Spring 2016

“The MMF program is really a worthy program that will prepare you well for positions in quantitative analysis in financial industries.”


Xiaowen Wang Mathematical Finance

Xiaowen Wang

Spring 2016; employment at graduation: ADM Investor Services

“The MMF program provides outstanding faculty like Professors Bielecki, Cialenco and Hickernell, who conduct highly successful research at the forefront of their fields.”


Xiyu Zhao Mathematical Finance

Xiyu Zhao

Spring 2016; employment at graduation: ARB TG

“Among other things, I learned C++ for finance and became very familiar with MATLAB for numerical calculations and Monte Carlo simulations. I also became quite good at Python. All are widely used and even required for nearly all quant positions.”


Ran Chen Mathematical Finance

Ran Chen

Spring 2014

“As far as I am concerned, this program benefited me a lot. It helped me learn profiles of many kinds of financial products as well as helped me have a better understanding of stochastic process.”


Lang Sha Mathematical Finance

Lang Sha

Spring 2014; employment at graduation: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

“During my two years at IIT, I received a comprehensive and well-structured mathematical education which gave me a solid mathematical background. The classes in credit risk modeling and in fixed income modeling play a key role in quant work.”


Chao Wang Mathematical Finance

Chao Wang

Spring 2014; employment at graduation: CME Group

“I felt confidence when I went into the interviews with big companies such as KPMG, Citadel and OCC, because I was well prepared by the MMF program on both math and coding.”


Xiaoyang Zhao Mathematical Finance

Xiaoyang Zhao

Spring 2014; graduate student at Illinois Institute of Technology

“Professors of this program are great. Being leaders in their field, they provide us with cutting-edge knowledge of math and finance. Moreover, they are always helpful in getting us employment opportunities.”


Xi Liu Mathematical Finance

Xi Liu

Spring 2013; employment at graduation: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

“I love this program so much. The curriculum has a balanced combination of theory and practice. The professors from the mathematical department give great lectures from theoretical stochastic processes to classical mathematical finance theory.”


Tao Chen Mathematical Finance

Tao Chen

Spring 2012; visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

"It is a high-quality program. Illinois Tech has a good location; Chicago is a financial center. There are strong professors from academia and industry, like Professor Bielecki and Professor Cialenco. Students may get internships or jobs through faculty.”


Andres Gomez Mathematical Finance

Andres Gomez

Spring 2012; employment at graduation: Bancolombia, Colombia

“Before joining the MMF program, I was working as a currency options trader. My company was planning to start dealing some exotics and I felt I needed to have a better knowledge of the concepts related to these products.”


Bingjie Han Mathematical Finance

Bingjie Han

“I obtained a systematic education in financial and mathematical models. I was very satisfied by the arrangement of courses, as well as the professors' teaching methods.”


Sixiang (Nick) Li Mathematical Finance

Sixiang (Nick) Li

Spring 2012; employment at graduation: Volatility Exchange (VolX)

“During my two years in the IIT MMF program, I thoroughly enjoyed the courses. The program is very well structured: the core financial math courses gave me a solid theoretical math background needed for pricing and hedging derivative.”


Kimbol GenyuanZhang Mathematical Finance

Kimbol GenyuanZhang

Spring 2009; employment at graduation: BarChart Inc.

“The mathematical finance degree gave me an advantage which helped me secure a job in the midst of an economic downturn, even though my ultimate goal was not simply finding a secure and comfortable career.”


Yiou Li Mathematical Finance

Yiou Li

Spring 2009; Ph.D. student at Illinois Institute of Technology

“I was admitted to IIT MMF program in the fall of 2007, where I learned from highly qualified faculty from both the applied math department and Stuart School of Business and was offered internships through several of the professors.”