Chuzhe (Gabriel) Xiao graduated from Zhejiang University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he was offered a full scholarship to pursue his Masters degree at the University of Alberta. During his graduate study, he worked as a Research Assistant and focused on Wireless Communication. He published three academic papers as the first author and main contributor. In 2012, he obtained his Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From May 2012 to April 2015, he worked at FreeThink Capital (a boutique investment firm in Edmonton, Alberta) as a Senior Research Analyst. He provided ongoing research for portfolio management and risk management. In addition, he developed quantitative trading strategies focusing on equity and commodities. He passed all three levels of the CFA exam and both levels of the FRM exam. His passion for both finance and quantitative methods motivated him to pursue the MSCF degree and a career in quantitative finance. He is expected to complete the MSCF degree by December 2016.