OUR PROGRAM

From its home in New York City, the epicenter of the financial world, the Master of Science in Mathematics in Finance program at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences is grounded in pragmatic development of the next generation of quants and financial data scientists. 

Our courses are developed, designed, and innovated to give you the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive, highly dynamic financial industry. 

A cornerstone of the training you’ll receive is the real-time, real-world experience and insight that only the best financial professionals can provide. That’s why the vast majority of our instructors are also working industry professionals, many of whom hold VP, executive, or managerial positions at some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

MS in Mathematics in Finance students graduate with the background, capabilities, and connections to stand apart in the job market. Having built upon already-solid foundations in applied mathematics, they hold the technical acumen, quantitative expertise, and creative flexibility to quickly become the most capable quants in any room.

A FINANCIAL INDUSTRY MAINSTAY

Year after year, graduates from the MS in Mathematics in Finance program land coveted positions in a wide range of areas at some of the world’s most renowned financial organizations. From research, trading, and asset management to algorithmic trading, regulation, and risk management, our graduates are making an impact at Alliance Bernstein, Bank of America, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Google, Facebook, JP Morgan Chase, PIMCO, Point 72, Two Sigma, and more. 

LEADING-EDGE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Our curriculum and courses are always evolving. Leveraging the insight and experience of our instructors, advisory board members, and industry colleagues, we know what’s happening in the financial industry right now—and we pass that cutting-edge information on to students like you. Whether it’s discoveries in applied mathematics, advances in machine learning, or innovations in financial data science, we teach what today’s quants need to know in order to succeed tomorrow. We modify existing courses constantly and develop new courses regularly. We do everything we can to make sure you’re ready to take the lead in an industry in which rapid change is the norm.

A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK THAT COULD ONLY HAPPEN HERE

Our network of connections with the financial industry could only be curated in the heart of New York City. Vast and ever-increasing, our list of contacts ranges from alumni and former faculty and lecturers to renowned finance professionals who have spoken at our events and supervised student projects. When you join the MS Mathematics in Finance community at NYU Courant, our extensive network—and all the possibilities that come along with it—becomes your extensive network.

 

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MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

LEIF ANDERSEN

LEIF ANDERSEN

Industry Adviser to the Program

Global Co-Head of the Quantitative Strategies Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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PETTER N. KOLM

PETTER N. KOLM

Program Director, Clinical Professor of Mathematics

Warren Weaver Hall, Office: 520

212-998-4855

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JONATHAN B. GOODMAN

JONATHAN B. GOODMAN

Professor of Mathematics; Founding Chair of the Committee on Mathematics in Finance

251 Mercer St. New York, NY 10012, U.S.A.

(212) 998-3326

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FACULTY & STAFF

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    KENNETH C. ABBOTT

    KENNETH C. ABBOTT

    Instructor since 2004

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    NANCY ANCOWITZ

    NANCY ANCOWITZ

    Director, Office of Career Services

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    JEROME BENVENISTE

    JEROME BENVENISTE

    Instructor since 2015

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    ILIA BOUCHOUEV

    ILIA BOUCHOUEV

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    PAUL BOURGADE

    PAUL BOURGADE

    Professor of Mathematics

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    IVAILO DIMOV

    IVAILO DIMOV

    Instructor since 2017

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    BRUNO DUPIRE

    BRUNO DUPIRE

    Instructor since 2005

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    GENE EKSTER

    GENE EKSTER

    Instructor since 2020

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    MONTY ESSID

    MONTY ESSID

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    SAMIM GHAMAMI

    SAMIM GHAMAMI

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    MERRELL HORA

    MERRELL HORA

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    ALIREZA JAVAHERI

    ALIREZA JAVAHERI

    Instructor since 2011

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    RIAN JOHNSON

    RIAN JOHNSON

    Administrative Aide

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    IRENA KHREBTOVA

    IRENA KHREBTOVA

    Director, Risk Management at Bank of America

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    ROBERT V. KOHN

    ROBERT V. KOHN

    Professor Emeritus of Mathematics; Chair of the Committee on Mathematics in Finance (2003-2006 and 2009-2011)

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    CHRISTOS KOUTSOYANNIS

    CHRISTOS KOUTSOYANNIS

    Adjunct Professor

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STUDENTS

Srujitha Ambati

Srujitha Ambati

2024

Yang Bai

Yang Bai

2023

Ruize Chen

Ruize Chen

2023

Huyi Chen

Huyi Chen

2023

Kalai Chen

Kalai Chen

2024

Yongyao Chen

Yongyao Chen

2023

Quanquan Chen

Quanquan Chen

2024

Zelin Ding

Zelin Ding

2023

Lakshay Garg

Lakshay Garg

2023

Sichen (Frodo) Gu

Sichen (Frodo) Gu

2024

Shengjun (James) Guan

Shengjun (James) Guan

2024

Shupeng (Wayne) Guan

Shupeng (Wayne) Guan

2024

Jiongyang He

Jiongyang He

2023

Ionkeng Ho

Ionkeng Ho

2023

Samar Holkar

Samar Holkar

2023

Xixiang Hu

Xixiang Hu

2023

Jiaming Hu

Jiaming Hu

2023

Yue (Ray) Hu

Yue (Ray) Hu

2023

Tianbi Hu

Tianbi Hu

2024

Shyam Iyer

Shyam Iyer

2024

Xiaohang Jiang

Xiaohang Jiang

2023

Hua (Hana) Jing

Hua (Hana) Jing

2023

Zhenqi Jing

Zhenqi Jing

2023

Sushmanth Kakulla

Sushmanth Kakulla

2023

Ju Hyung Kang

Ju Hyung Kang

2024

Soo Han Kim

Soo Han Kim

2024

Runqian (Elvis) Li

Runqian (Elvis) Li

2024

Yuqian (Trudy) Li

Yuqian (Trudy) Li

2024

Wensheng Lin

Wensheng Lin

2024

Runtian (Larry) Liang

Runtian (Larry) Liang

2024

Erding Liao

Erding Liao

2023

Wenwen (Rita) Liu

Wenwen (Rita) Liu

2023

Sihan Liu

Sihan Liu

2023

Ziyu Liu

Ziyu Liu

2023

Qianchen Ma

Qianchen Ma

2023

Nidish Narsipur

Nidish Narsipur

2024

Simar Oberoi

Simar Oberoi

2024

Youran Pan

Youran Pan

2023

Shuo Qi

Shuo Qi

2023

Xinyuan (Frank) Qiu

Xinyuan (Frank) Qiu

2023

Harshin Shah

Harshin Shah

2023

Yucong (Pato) Shan

Yucong (Pato) Shan

2024

Aadeesh Shastry

Aadeesh Shastry

2023

Xinqiao (Rinster) Tong

Xinqiao (Rinster) Tong

2024

Tinghan Wang

Tinghan Wang

2023

Wei Wang

Wei Wang

2023

Xuan (Selina) Wang

Xuan (Selina) Wang

2023

Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang

2023

Zhangyi (Oliver) Wang

Zhangyi (Oliver) Wang

2023

Yuheng (Fitz) Wang

Yuheng (Fitz) Wang

2024

Sicheng (Tony) Wang

Sicheng (Tony) Wang

2024

Paul Wawszczyk

Paul Wawszczyk

2023

Xiaoxi (Susie) Xu

Xiaoxi (Susie) Xu

2024

Ruipeng Xu

Ruipeng Xu

2024

Tianci (Bill) Xu

Tianci (Bill) Xu

2023

Dajun Xu

Dajun Xu

2023

Zehao Yang

Zehao Yang

2024

Rui Yang

Rui Yang

2024

Yichao (Zack) Yang

Yichao (Zack) Yang

2023

Jiaxin Yang

Jiaxin Yang

2023

Jiaqi Ye

Jiaqi Ye

2023

Meng Yuan

Meng Yuan

2024

Wei (Andy) Yuan

Wei (Andy) Yuan

2023

Chenye Yuan

Chenye Yuan

2024

Baihe Yuan

Baihe Yuan

2023

Yuxuan Zhang

Yuxuan Zhang

2023

Jinming Zhang

Jinming Zhang

2023

Yuan (Leo) Zhao

Yuan (Leo) Zhao

2023

Chen Zhao

Chen Zhao

2023

Taoying Zhao

Taoying Zhao

2024

Yuqi (Zoe) Zhou

Yuqi (Zoe) Zhou

2023

Yilong Zhou

Yilong Zhou

2023

Kaiwen (Kai) Zhou

Kaiwen (Kai) Zhou

2024

Pengcheng Zhou

Pengcheng Zhou

2024

Ruihan Zhuang

Ruihan Zhuang

2023

Alumni Spotlight

JULIEN PRADO

JULIEN PRADO ‘08

Index Exotics & Global Macro Trader, J.P. Morgan

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SOCRATES IOANNIDIS

SOCRATES IOANNIDIS ‘02

Senior Vice President, Audit MRM, Bank of America

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GEOFF DUNCOMBE

GEOFF DUNCOMBE ‘05

Chief Investment Officer, Two Sigma Advisors, LP

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BENOIT BOSC

BENOIT BOSC ‘05

Gas Trader, Goldman Sachs

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SARA ANGRIST

SARA ANGRIST ‘07

Director, Capital Interpretation and Analysis Team (CIAT),… CitiGroup Global Risk Management

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THRIVING AT THE CUTTING EDGE

Alumni Feature

OUR PROFESSORS ARE SENIOR LEADERS IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY, PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE

The proof of our program is in the placement of our students in leading financial industry positions in New York and beyond. Read more about some of our Alumni, where they work, and what aspects of the program they found most valuable through questions and answers interviews.

Program Announcements

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    2020 Quants of the Year: Andrei Lyashenko and Fabio Mercurio
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    Dr. Ilia Bouchouev Published “Virtual Barrels: Quantitative Trading in the Oil Market”
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    Kenneth Winston Publishes “Quantitative Risk and Portfolio Management”
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    Quants of the year: Leif Andersen, Michael Pykhtin and Alexander Sokol
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