From Academia to Industry: Life of a PDT Quantitative Researcher @ MIT

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Curious about a career as a quantitative researcher? Join our moderated panel discussion with PDT researchers to learn about their journey from academia to quantitative finance. They will discuss their career path, the interesting work that challenges them and their decision to leave academia for industry. Learn how a team of scientists, mathematicians and engineers with PhDs in Physics, Computer Science, Math, Economics, Statistics and Electrical Engineering develop trading strategies using uniquely scientifically rigorous approaches in an open and collaborative culture.

We will discuss how PDT and quantitative research compares to other industries, our academically driven research culture and how researchers use the skills from their graduate program to tackle interesting and challenging problems. This will be an interactive discussion and we look forward to answering your questions! Registration requested via Handshake.

Our panel will include the following PDT Researchers:

John received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. John was the president of the EECS Graduate Student Association and was a photographer for the Tech. He interned at TJ Watson Research center. John consulted with the basketball team Oklahoma City Thunder prior to joining PDT’s research team.

Lucas has his PhD in Physics from Harvard and his undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT . Lucas’ research was focused on developing quantum information techniques using singlet-triplet electron spin qubits in silicon germanium.

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