Zhihao (Lowell) Hua received first class honor for his Bachelor of Science degree in Computational Mathematics with a minor in Finance from City University of Hong Kong in 2014. As his senior mathematics thesis, Lowell devised Fourier-based methods of higher accuracy for computing photonic band gaps. During his undergraduate studies, he participated in a research project, which looked at effective implementation of volatility models in option pricing. This sparked his interest in pursuing a career in quantitative finance. During the summer of 2014, he interned at China Construction Bank, where he applied his quantitative skills to credit risk management. To leverage his mathematical background in the financial industry, he joined the MSCF program to further develop his skill set and to gain a more in-depth understanding of the financial markets. Upon graduation, he wants to explore a career in quant trading, structuring or quantitative research.