Yao Xu graduated from an international transfer program between Renmin University of China and SUNY-Binghamton, with a Bachelor¹s of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. During his undergraduate study, Yao gained a solid foundation of mathematics and programming for further study in quantitative finance. Yao interned at China Galaxy Securities in the department of research and development, where he applied his mathematics and programming skills in security market research. The internship experience sparked his interest in financial market and motivated him to switch his career to quantitative finance. Yao joined the MSCF program to sharpen his quantitative skills and to further explore the financial market. He seeks a career in sales and trading, quantitative research or risk management.