Kareem Kudus graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics. After both his sophomore and junior years, he won the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award. This allowed him to spend two summers working at York University, developing a Markov Chain Monte Carlo method for modeling the spread of measles. Hi senior thesis involved using machine learning and neuroscience principles to create a neural network that reproduced functionality of the brain. He went on to use this model to explore processes related to memory. Kareem joined the MSCF program with the goal of learning to apply the quantitative skills that he gained in his undergraduate research to the world of finance.