Yang Yao graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Peking University, and spent one semester at The University of Hong Kong as an exchange student. During his undergraduate, he interned at Morgan Stanley Technology Department where he worked on development and renovation of an internal database management platform.
Yang has passion in applying quantitative methods with the help of programming to solve complex financial problems. He is very interested in quantitative trading and investment. And the MS Program in Financial Engineering helps him lay a solid foundation in quantitative finance areas. He also enjoys playing piano, swimming, and playing basketball during his leisure time.