Haiguang Du graduated from the University of Virginia in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a concentration in graduate preparatory and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics with a concentration in econometrics. While studying at UVA, he conducted undergraduate research in representation theory, where he strengthened his analytical and research skills. Haiguang also participated in the 2013 Putnam mathematics contest, achieving the highest score among all UVA participants, which won him the 2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Award. Haiguang interned at Yootech Associates L.L.C. as a summer analyst, where he assisted in analyzing financial news and building automated trading models on the Chinese market and learned from senior traders to trade American stocks. This internship increased Haiguang’s interest in quantitative finance and inspired him to enter the MSCF program to strengthen his skills and pursue a career in quantitative research or algorithmic trading.