Alumni

PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Stanford University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Iyengar Carlos graduated from the doctoral program in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Obiora Agbim graduated from the Management Science & Engineering program. Obi holds a Master of Engineering Science from the University of...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Citi Global Markets, Analyst – Structured Credits Sales & Trading
Career Path: Faisal currently works as an Analyst for Structured Credit Sales & Trading at Citi Global Markets. After graduating from Columbia, Faisal...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Rosetta, Associate Consultant
Career Path: Berfu Altintas currently works as an Associate Consultant at Rosetta in NYC, focusing on marketing consulting. She has graduated from the...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: American Express, Open Risk Acquisitions Manager
Career Path: Juhi is a Manager in OPEN Underwriting with American Express in New York. She also worked on Small Business Acquisitions with AmEx before...more
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Class of 2006
Position Currently Held: FreshDirect, Vice President
Career Path: Brandon Arbiter is a Vice President at FreshDirect, the leading online grocer in the U.S. with customers in New York, New Jersey, and...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Ellina Astakhova is a graduated from the MS in Management Science and Engineering program. Ellina holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics with...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Essex County College, Associate Professor
Career Path: Ron Bannon is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Essex County College [ECC] in Newark, New Jersey. He has more than twenty years...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Matthieu joined the MS in Management Science and Engineering program in September 2014 and graduated February 2016. Prior to attending...more
BS in Operations Research:Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Siris Capital Group, Associate
Career Path: Amit is an Associate at Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm based in New York. Prior to joining Siris, he worked as an Investment...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Malek Ben Sliman graduated from with a Master of Science in Operations Research.  Prior to arriving at Columbia University, Malek left...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Before coming to Columbia University, Abdessamed spent two years at Ecole Centrale Paris, a leading French Engineering School, where he...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Agathe Benoit graduated from the Management Science & Engineering program in 2013. As part of the Operations Consulting Class taught by...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Capstone Investment Advisors, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
Career Path: Rishabh Bhandari currently works at Capstone Investment Advisors as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager to lead the Solutions...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: As of February 2016, Seema Bhandari has obtained her Masters in Operations Research. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia...more
BS in Operations Research
Class of 2014
Career Path: Having grown up in Dubai, Sidd came to the US to study at Columbia Engineering. He is currently a Senior majoring in Operations Research that...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Pictet Asset Management, Portfolio Risk Manager,
Career Path: George Bolamo graduated from the M.S. Program in Financial Engineering in 2008. Since then, he has been working at Pictet Asset Management as...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Standard Chartered Bank, Director of Structured Solutions Group
Career Path: Silvio focus on development and marketing of global fixed-income, credit and foreign exchange solutions for corporate, bank and financial...more
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MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: EnterSolar, Financial Analyst
Career Path: Joy works as a financial analyst at EnterSolar, a New York based Commercial Solar developer. Joy works with the project finance team...more
BS in Operations Research:Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Interest Rates Derivatives, RBS, Trader
Career Path: Alex Breskin is currently an Interest Rates Derivatives Trader ar RBS. Before RBS, he worked as an analyst at UBS in the Interest Rate Options...more
BS in Operations Research:Financial Engineering
Class of 2009
Position Currently Held: TA Associates, Vice President
Career Path: Daniel Brujis is Vice President at TA Associates, one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world. Based out of TA's Hong...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Li Cai graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from...more
MS in Industrial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Colgate Palmolive Company, Manufacturing Director
Career Path: Current position: Colgate Palmolive Company - Manufacturing Director for the Cambridge,Ohio Home Care facility (a 350 people strategic site...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: The CBM Group Inc., President
Career Path: Andre Cappon is President and founder of The CBM Group, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in financial services. Founded in 1992...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Universidad Adolfo Ibàñez, Assistant Professor
Career Path: Rodrigo Carrasco earned his doctoral degree in the IEOR Department and is currently an Assistant Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibanez. His...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Galileo Global Advisors, Vice President
Career Path: Rajeshwari became part of Galileo Global Advisors in 2008.  She focuses on Galileo’s strategic advisory and transaction business...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Michael earned his bachelor's degree in OR:Financial Engineering from Columbia University, with Cum Laude distinction. He has interned in...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Morgan Stanley, Executive Director Interest Rates Group
Career Path: Ivan Chee is currently an Executive Director in the Interest Rates Group in the Fixed Income division at Morgan Stanley. As a desk strategist...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisors: Prof. Iyengar & Prof. Moallemi Chen graduated from the doctoral program in 2014. Chen's research interests focused on risk...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Barclays, Assistant Vice President
Career Path: Kelly graduated in 2010 with a joint B.S. in OR:Financial Engineering and M.S. in Operations Research. During college, she was an Executive...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Olvera-Cravioto Ningyuan Chen graduated from the doctoral program in the IEOR department of Columbia University. His research...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Yuran Chen graduated from the MS in Management Science and Engineering program. Before coming to Columbia, she spent one year as an exchange...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: JPMorgan Chase, Quantitative Research Beijing Center, Vice President
Career Path: Zhiyong Chen is currently a Vice President in the Quantitative Research Beijing Center at JPMorgan Chase. He has worked in the ...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: McKinsey Investment Office, Quantitative Research Analyst
Career Path: Long Cheng currently works as a quantitative research analyst at McKinsey Investment Office in New York, focusing on asset management. He...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Weight Watchers, Product Manager
Career Path: Nicolas is currently the Product Manager for Self-Monitoring tools (food, activity and weight tracking) at Weight Watchers. Prior to that, he...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: McKinsey & Company, Business Analyst in Risk Practice
Career Path: Srikar currently works as a Business Analyst in the Risk Practice of McKinsey & Company, in New York. He graduated from Columbia...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Victor Cholley graduated from the Master of Management Science & Engineering program in February 2016. Victor holds a Bachelor of Science...more
Position Currently Held: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Career Path: Krzysztof Choromanski joined IEOR Department as an adjunct assistant professor in 2015. He is a member of the machine learning team at...more
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Position Currently Held: Kovida.IS, Director and Co-founder
Career Path: Rob Cohan is a co-founder/Director at Kovida.IS, a boutique technology consulting & design firm based in New York City.  Kovida.IS...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Charles was a student of the MS Program in Financial Engineering and Course Assistant at Columbia University. Previously he attended the...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Stevens Institute of Technology, Associate Professor
Career Path: Germán Creamer is an Associate Professor of quantitative finance at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Creamer has been a senior...more
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Class of 2014
Position Currently Held: Goldman Sachs, Securities Division
Career Path: Originally from California, Chelsea graduated from Columbia University with a undergraduate degree in Operations Research: Engineering...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Vincent graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering. He worked previously with Credit Agricole CIB as an Intern Analyst in the...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Maxi Deng graduated from London School of Economics with a degree in Statistics with Finance in 2014 and from the Master of Science Program in...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Heloise graduated from the MSOR program in May 2015. Before Columbia, Heloise studied engineering at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chauss...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Apple, Sales Operations
Career Path: Mike Diner currently works in Sales Operations at Apple. He supports the sales team by providing analytical insights and establishing new...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Capital One Financial Corp., Associate
Career Path: Li currently work with Capital One Financial Corp. in Chicago as an associate. He is responsible for providing analytical and MIS (Management...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Northwestern Engineering IEMS, Assistant Professor
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Blanchet Jing Dong began the doctoral program in September 2009; she graduated from the program in 2014. She worked with...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Munan received her Masters degree in Operations Research in February 2016. Before Columbia, she earned her bachelor degree from Smith College...more
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MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Facebook, Ads Analyst
Career Path: William Dumesnil joined Facebook as an Ads Analyst, working on interfaces analytics and product stability. He completed the MS&E program...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Joshua Edgerton graduated from the MSOR program. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cornell University and prior to...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Bloomberg LP, Derivatives and Loans Sales Specialist
Career Path: Sahar is currently a Derivatives and Loans Sales Specialist at Bloomberg LP.  Prior to working at Bloomberg LP, Sahar worked at Natixis...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Esteban was a graduate student in Operations Research. He holds bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Industrial Engineering...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Mark Fang graduated from the M.S. in Management Science and Engineering program. Mark holds a B.S. in Commerce from University of Virginia...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Linda Fayad is currently a student in the MS in Management Science and Engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Sethuraman more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Ernst &Young, Complex Securities Valuation, Senior Analyst
Career Path: Thomas Frantzeskakis graduated from French Engineering School Supaero before beginning his master’s degree at Columbia. Thomas graduated...more
MS in Industrial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Mezocliq LLC, Principal
Career Path: Ishan is a Principal at Mezocliq LLC, a software startup in Manhattan, NY. After graduating with a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering in...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Farah Gasmi started the master in Operations Research with a financial concentration in September 2013. She holds a master in Engineering...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Royal Bank of Canada, Sales & Strategy Analyst
Career Path: Nesrine Gharbi is an Algerian native who graduated from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Masters...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Anish graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering and his interests lie in the applications of mathematics and statistics in...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Reference Point, Partner
Career Path: Scott Goeden is a Partner at Reference Point with a wide range of experience in the financial services industry. In his career, Scott has...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: A Life Worth Eating, food writer and photographer & software engineer and product designer
Career Path: Adam is a software engineer and product designer, working today as a food writer and photographer for his blog, A Life Worth Eating....more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Citi, Senior Equity Research Associate
Career Path: Josh Grasso is a senior equity research associate at Citi focused on Large-cap oil exploration and development companies. Prior to Citi, he...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Peter Gray is a Solutions Specialist at McKinsey & Company. He facilitates the delivery of a web-based Program Management application...more
BS Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems
Class of 2010
Position Currently Held: hackNY, General Manager
Career Path: Whitney Green is the General Manager for hackNY, a non-profit organization that facilitates conversations with students and startups in the...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Ziff Brothers Investments, Analyst - Risk and Performance
Career Path: Avi Grumet studied Applied Physics as an undergrad at Columbia and then graduated from Columbia's MS Program in Financial Engineering. He...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Shihang Guan graduated from Columbia's MS Program in Financial Engineering. Prior to Columbia, she received her BS degree in Finance from...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Deloitte's Financial Advisory Services, Associate
Career Path: Sumedh currently works as an Associate at Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services, where he applies analytical techniques to detect fraud...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Amazon, Senior Product Manager
Career Path: Anuj is currently a Senior Product Manager at Amazon and a recent graduate from Columbia University, where he was a KC Mahindra Scholar. As...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: ACE Group, Corporate Actuarial Pricing, AVP
Career Path: Brad Herman graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering in 2009. Brad came from a highly academic yet diverse background within the...more
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MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: AIG, Analyst
Career Path: Siyu is a member of the 2013 MS&E class. She received her Master's degree in Feb, 2015. Prior to joining the MS&E program at...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Rutter Associates, Principal
Career Path: Chia-Ling Hsu is a Principal of Rutter Associates.  She joined Rutter Associates in 2006. Ms. Hsu received her M.S. in Operations...more
MS in Operations Research
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Career Path: Prof. Ming Hu is an associate professor of operations management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. His research...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Capital One, Senior Data Analyst
Career Path: Wuxia Hua is a Senior Business Analyst at Capital One Financial Corporation, a U.S. based bank/credit card- company, headquartered in Mclean,...more
Shaden Itani
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Sia Partners, Consultant
Career Path:   Shaden Itani lives in Paris and is currently working as a Consultant at Sia Partners, a French consulting firm, within the financial...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Interactive Data, Credit Default Swap Evaluator
Career Path: Rouxi graduated with a Master of Science in Operations Research in 2011. She is now working for Interactive Data as a Credit Default Swap...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Time Inc., Strategic Sourcing Manager
Career Path: Shikha currently works as a Strategic Sourcing Manager at Time Inc., where she uses optimization to satiate the various business needs of...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: WorkKafe, Founder
Career Path: Vikram started an online restaurant called Desi-Columbia while he was still in Columbia. Desi-Columbia was targeted at students, specifically...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Blackrock, Vice President
Career Path: Vaibhav graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering in 2007. He is now a Vice President at Blackrock. more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Standard & Poor’s, Associate Director
Career Path: Paul Kalinauskas is an Associate Director in the Structured Credit Group at Standard & Poor’s.  In his current role, Paul is...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: The Global Fund, Portfolio Optimization and Allocation Specialist
Career Path: Himanshu is currently working with The Global Fund, Geneva as Specialist, Portfolio Optimization and Allocation. At The Global Fund, he is...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Goldman Sachs, Vice President
Career Path: Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equity team with a focus on North American Equities. Responsible for formulating, testing,...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Management Yale School of Management, Postdoctoral Associate in Operations
Career Path: Advisors: Prof. Whitt & Prof. Chan Song-Hee (Hailey) Kim began her PhD at Columbia in 2008 and worked with Professors Ward Whitt, Carri...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: McKinsey & Co, Management Consultant
Career Path: Ashwath Kirthyvasan currently works as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co in their New Jersey office. The New Jersey office...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Condorcet Volatility Arbitrage Fund, Societe Generale, Vice President
Career Path: Piotr Kleszczewski graduated from Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) in 2007 and from the MS Program in...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Class of 2014
Career Path: Michael is a financial services professional working in the investments sector. His professional experience includes developing sophisticated...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Standard & Poor's, Quantitative Data Strategy Associate
Career Path: Vadim Krisyan currently works at Standard & Poor's and leads the Quantitative Data Strategy Team with primary focus on Corporate...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Bloomberg, Portfolio Risk Specialist
Career Path: Balaji Kumar graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University in 2008. He currently works at Bloomberg as a...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Facebook, Principal
Career Path: Nitin is a Principal in the Monetization team at Facebook. He looks at ads pricing in the US for Facebook's premium ads business. He moved...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Accenture, Consultant
Career Path: Victoria Leontieva resides in Washington, DC and is working as a Consultant at Accenture within the Sourcing & Procurement practice....more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Transmarket Group, Fixed Income Trader
Career Path: David Lesaffre is a Fixed Income Trader at Transmarket Group in Chicago. Prior to that, David served as a Trader Assistant on Exotic Interest...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: EY, Data Scientist Consultant
Career Path: Jean Lescut-Müller graduated from the Management Science & Engineering program in 2013, when he attended courses in statistics,...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Associate
Career Path: Elaine is an associate performing custom risk analyses and presentations across Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s $130B equity...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Associate
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Leung Xin Li is now working as an Associate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She graduated with a doctoral...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: JP Morgan, Quantitative Analytics Associate
Career Path: Yangbing Li is currently a Quantitative Analytics Associate in Firmwide Forecasting and Analysis team at JP Morgan. Prior to joining JP Morgan...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Jeff Lei Liang is currently a student in the M.S. Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. In 2014, he earned double degrees...more
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MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Neuberger Berman, Quantitative Analyst
Career Path: Ziliang Lin graduated from the MS in Management Science and Engineering program. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Greatwall Life, Fund Investment Manager
Career Path: Chen Liu graduated from Columbia University with a M.S. in Operations Research in 2009. Since then, she has been working at the asset...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Invus Financial Advisors, Investment Analyst
Career Path: Guyan is an investment analyst at Invus Financial Advisors- a multi-billion family office. His responsibilities involve research and portfolio...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Jana Liu is a first-year student in the MS Program in Financial Engineering. Before coming to Columbia, she obtained her Bachelor degree in...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Siyuan Liu graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. She holds a bachelor degree of economics from Fudan...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Xiaoming received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Economics from Peking University and he is currently a master’s degree...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: NewOak Capital, Associate
Career Path: Abhishek works on a commercial fintech application called MuniRisk for the municipal bond market as a Product Owner, guiding the technology...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisors: Prof. Goyal & Prof. Kachani Brian is a PhD candidate in Operations Research, specialized in Optimization. His primary research...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Credit Suisse, Assistant Vice President Strategic Risk Management
Career Path: Lu Luo is currently an AVP in Strategic Risk Management Department at Credit Suisse, where she specializes in Non-Agency Mortgage-Backed...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Ahmed Makhlouf is a first-year master student in Operations Research who started his graduate program in September 2012. Before coming to...more
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Class of 2013
Position Currently Held: New York Mets, CRM Coordinator
Career Path: Michael is a Columbia University engineering graduate with domestic and international experience in operational and data fields. His study...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: PwC, Associate in Financial Services Risk Consulting
Career Path: Elodie works as an Associate on the Financial Services Risk Consulting team at PwC, where she uses her quantitative skills to develop and...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Noorin Mawani is a current student in the MS in Management Science and Engineering program. She holds a Honors Business Administration from...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: TransMarket Group, Algorithmic Trader
Career Path: Dimitri Melekos is currently an Algorithmic Trader at TransMarket Group in Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, Dimitri served as a summer...more
Position Currently Held: Disneyland Paris, Strategic Planning & Pricing
Career Path: Adrien Mendonça received his MS in Management Science & Engineering in December 2014. After graduating, he joined the Revenue...more
Alex Michalka
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: AQR Capital Management, Research Associate
Career Path: Alex began his PhD at Columbia in 2009 and graduated in 2013.  Alex worked with Daniel Bienstock on non-convex optimization problems....more
Position Currently Held: Stilt, Co-Founder
Career Path: Mr. Rohit Mittal is the co-founder and CEO of Stilt Inc. In his current role, he defines the overall business strategy, leads fundraising...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Justine Morgan graduated from the Operations Research program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in mathematics and...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Kanerai, Quantitative Strategist
Career Path: Robert is a Quantitative Strategist at Kanerai, a leading provider of trading and investment platforms for Wall Street. His main focus is on...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Consultant
Career Path: Meenal Nalwaya works as a Consultant with the Strategy team at PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in NYC. She has worked on several market entry...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Samsung, Product Innovations Team
Career Path: Nicholas is part of the Product Innovations Team at Samsung; where he leads research and consumer insight initiatives, translating them into...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Zewei Ni is graduated from the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at Columbia University. Zewei graduated from Peking...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Mads Balsig Nielsen is a student of the MS in Management Science and Engineering program, class of 2015. Before coming to Columbia, Mads...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: UBS O'Connor, Team Lead
Career Path: Norman Niemer is the Team Lead for an innovative data science project at UBS O'Connor, the hedge fund unit of UBS.  He has...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Gotham Consulting Partners, Consultant
Career Path: Adhi graduated with a Master of Science in Operations in 2010. He is now a Consultant at Gatham Consulting Partners. more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Morgan Stanley, Desk Strategist/Quantitative Researcher
Career Path: Evangelos Pastas is currently working as a Desk Strategist / Quantitative Researcher at the Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading department. His...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Strategy & Operations Consultant at Deloitte
Career Path: Antonios graduated from the MSOR program in 2015 and currently works as a Strategy & Operations Consultant at Deloitte. During his time...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Aditi graduated with a Master of Science in MS&E degree. She did her undergraduate study in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Risk Management Group, Vice President
Career Path: Framurz is currently working with Citibank in New York as a Vice President for the Risk Management Group. He is responsible for developing...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Deutsche Bank, Analyst
Career Path: Kalpesh Patel is an analyst on the capital markets team at Deutsche Bank. He focuses on liability strategies and credit ratings advisory....more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Stamatios graduated from Operations Research, focusing on financial applications of statistics and machine learning techniques. Prior to...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Ernst & Young, Consultant
Career Path: Akshat is a Consultant at the New York headquarters of Ernst & Young. He has worked on multiple engagements for the biggest financial...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Quantmetry, Data Scientist Consultant
Career Path: Vinh works as a Data Scientist Consultant for Quantmetry in Paris. He graduated from the Master of Science in Management Science and...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: ITG, Researcher
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Chudnovsky Matthieu Plumettaz graduated from the doctoral program in 2014. He worked with Professor Maria Chudvnosky on...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Markit, Dividend Research Analyst
Career Path: Sandy Pu graduated from IEOR in December 2012 and joined Markit as a Dividend Research Analyst shortly afterwards. She covers US listed stocks...more
Akshay Purohit
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Position Currently Held: Teach for India, Fellow
Career Path:   Akshay Purohit is a Fellow at Teach for India, part of the global Teach for All network. Modeled on Teach for America, Teach for...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Chang Qi graduated from the Operations Research program. She started the program in September 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in...more
Zhiwei (Tony) Qin
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: @WalmartLabs, Staff Data Scientist
Career Path: Zhiwei (Tony) Qin began the doctoral program in the IEOR department in September 2008, and graduated from the program in 2013. Prior to...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Broadie more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild, Derivatives Sales Trader
Career Path: Jean Guillaume Rechenmann received his M.S. in Operations Research in 2008. Since then, he has been working at Compagnie Benjamin de...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Morgan Stanley, Director of Legal and Compliance
Career Path: Ali Rizvi currently works at Morgan Stanley, where he heads the Solutions group within the Quantitative Data Analytics department for the...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Andre Rocha is a first-year student at the MS in Management Science and Engineering program. Andre holds a bachelor in Computer Engineer from...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Stéphane Roncoroni graduated from the Master of Science in Operations Research program at Columbia University. Previously, he was a...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Parallax Volatility Advisors LLC, Quantitative Analyst
Career Path: Bart is currently a Quantitative Analyst at Parallax Volatility Advisers, LLC in San Francisco. Prior to joining Parallax, Bart worked as an...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Amazon.com, Operations Research Scientist
Career Path: Ali Sadighian is an Operations Research Scientist at Amazon.com. His current research interests are revenue management, operations management...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: AT&T, Director
Career Path: Elias Sagianis is a Director in the Global Managed Services & Outsourcing unit at AT&T.  In his current role, he has broad...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Global Structured Products, BS Securities Director
Career Path: Ms. Alejandra M. Salaverria is Director of Global Structured Products at UBS Securities. As Business Manager/COO, she oversees the day-to...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Elioth graduated from Operations Research. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia...more
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Class of 2006
Position Currently Held: National Football League, Product Manager
Career Path: Josh Schachter is an internet entrepreneur with experiences building consumer-facing user experiences across multiple platforms,...more
BS in Operations Research:Engineering Management Systems
Position Currently Held: Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Operations Engineer
Career Path: Chris Scruton is an Operations Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, CA.  He is a member of the ...more
BS in Operations Research:Financial Engineering
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Transmarket Group, Junior Trader
Career Path: - Currently a junior trader at TransMarket Group on the US Rates desk - Prior to joining TMG worked as a summer analyst in the Hong Kong...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Aadil graduated from the Master of Science Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia. Before joining Columbia, he graduated from University...more
BS in Operations Research
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: JetBlue, Senior Strategy Analyst
Career Path: Albina Shapiro works at JetBlue Airways in the Revenue Management Department. In her current role as a Senior Strategy Analyst, she works with...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Class of 2015
Position Currently Held: Software Engineer, Dev Ops, Microsoft Azure SDN
Career Path: Abhinav is a recent graduate of the Management Science and Engineering program at Columbia University. He is currently working as a software...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Priya Sharma graduated from the MS in Management Science and Engineering program. She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical (spec. in...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, Account Manager
Career Path: Varun works as an Account Manager for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Varun joined LinkedIn as an Associate Campaign Manager for Marketing...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Hangzhou Industrial & Commercial Trust Co., Ltd., Associate
Career Path: YangYang is currently an associate in the structured finance department at Hangzhou Industrial & Commercial Trust. The investment firm...more
BS in Operations Research:Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Goldman Sachs, Asset Management, Quantitative Investment Strategies, Analyst
Career Path: John Sienkiewicz is currently an analyst in the Quantitative Investment Strategies group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Goldman Sachs, Associate
Career Path: Richa Singh joined Columbia - MS in Operations Research in September 2013 and graduated in August 2014. Prior to Columbia, Richa garnered four...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Bain & Company, Associate Consultant
Career Path: Enping Song is currently working as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in the Greater China Area. Enping graduated from the MS&...more
Position Currently Held: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Career Path: Irene is a Director at R/GA, leading the Connected Media Lab.  She is responsible for identifying opportunities in electronic media...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Ruixi Song graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. Prior to enrolling in this program, she worked in...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Ignacio entered in September 2013 the MS in Management Science and engineering program. He holds a degree in Civil Industrial Engineering with...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Alyx Stevens graduated from the masters program in Operations Research in December 2015. While studying at Columbia, Alyx interns at Mashable...more
BS in Operations Research:Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Och-Ziff Capital Management, Global Energy Strategist
Career Path: Will Su is a strategist and trader at Och-Ziff Capital Management, an alternative asset manager based in New York. Prior to joining Och-Ziff,...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Deutsche Bank, Director and Head of Asset Liability Management
Career Path: Jinfeng Tang is currently the Director and Head of Asset Liability Management in Deutsche Bank's Asset and Wealth Management division. He...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Class of 2012
Career Path: Sophie Tang is a User Experience Designer at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA. She spends a lot of her time crafting great UX and UI design for mobile...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Shuyang Tong is a current student in the MS of Management Science and Engineering program. Prior to coming to Columbia, she studied Actuarial...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: ZocDoc, Marketing Associate
Career Path: Carol Tyger is a Marketing Associate at ZocDoc. She focuses on email marketing and external facing data. Carol's previous experience was...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Lauren Valdivia graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. She graduated from the Penn State University...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Ernst & Young, Transaction Economics Consultant
Career Path: Yumi Vielpeau is a transaction economics consultant at Ernst & Young. Since joining EY in 2012, she has been involved in financial...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: J.P. Morgan, Associate
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Blanchet Aya is an Associate at J.P. Morgan.  She received her B.A. (2007) and M.Sc. (2010) in pure mathematics from...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Ernst & Young, Consultant
Career Path: Anna is currently working as a consultant within EY's Financial Services Office (FSO). She joined the 3-year Technology Advisory Program...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Matthew Wang is currently a graduate student in financial engineering. He holds a Bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Hao Wen graduated from the M.S. Program in Financial Engineering at IEOR Department. He had a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and a B.A....more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Laura Winger graduated with an MS in Management Science and Engineering program. Before coming to Columbia, she spent two years working as a...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Position Currently Held: Barclays, Assistant Vice President
Career Path: Cedric has held various positions in Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, most recently in the Financial Control department with Barclays. He...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Jianshu Wu graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering within Columbia's IEOR Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science in...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: China Citics Securities, Senior Associate
Career Path: Mr. Xiao is an investment banking division senior associate of China Citics Securities. The firm is the leader of China’s investment...more
Xingbo Xu
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Goldman Sachs, Associate
Career Path: Before joining IEOR, Xingbo received his B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Zhejiang University and Purdue University, respectively. Research...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: EXL Service, Consultant
Career Path: Jerry Guoke Yang joined EXL Service as a consultant after working at Barclaycard. He supports major credit card companies' data analytics...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. He Linan Yang graduated as a doctoral student in the IEOR department since September 2011. She worked with Professor Paul...more
MS in Financial Engineering
Career Path: Yang Yao graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and...more
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Career Path: Advisor: Prof. Sethuraman more
MS in Operations Research
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: UCLA, Professor in the Department of Mathematics
Career Path: Wotao Yin is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. Before joining UCLA, he was an Associate Professor at the...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Imagine Software
Career Path: Qianmeng (Timothy) Yu works at Imagine Software, leading model testing of risk management software. He received his Masters in Operations...more
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MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: AIG, Manager, Business Science Partner
Career Path:  Fabiana Zambrano is a Manager at AIG Science. She focuses on providing AIG’s business lines with a competitive advantage through...more
BS in Industrial Engineering
Class of 2011
Position Currently Held: Google, Search Quality Strategist
Career Path: Cindy is a Search Quality Strategist for Google's Product Quality Operations (PQO) department, and works to keep Google search results...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Finance Co., LTD, Associate
Career Path: Ms. Zhang is an associate of Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Finance CO., LTD. The firm has a total asset of over 110 billion RMB....more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Goldie Zhang graduated from the M.S. student in Management Science & Engineering program. Before joining the IEOR department at Columbia,...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: McKinsey & Company, Junior Product & Delivery Analyst
Career Path: Han works as a Junior Product & Delivery Analyst in the Healthcare Analytics Team at McKinsey & Company, where he helps design and...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: AIG, Financial Analyst
Career Path: Jenny Zhang graduated from Columbia University in Dec 2012 with a Masters in Management Science & Engineering. Prior to Columbia, she...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Career Path: Yanhong graduated from the Management Science & Engineering program at Columbia University. She also graduated from The Ohio State...more
Haowen Zhong
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Barclays, Quantitative Associate
Career Path: Haowen is currently a Quantitative Associate at Barclays. Haowen graduated from the PhD program in 2014, and he focused on problems in...more
MS in Operations Research
Position Currently Held: Lazard Asset Management, Senior Portfolio Manager
Career Path: Ming is a CFA charter holder and a Senior Portfolio Manager of Lazard Asset Management, where the team manages multi-billion portfolios...more
MS in Operations Research
Career Path: Han Zou graduated from the operations research program at IEOR. Prior to Columbia, she graduated from Brown University with a concentration in...more
MS in Management Science & Engineering
Position Currently Held: Oliver Wyman, Consultant
Career Path: Ander Zurimendi started his MS in Management Science and Engineering in Fall 2012 and completed the program in Summer 2013. Prior to joining...more


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