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newbie here....hello everybody

halloooooo everyone,

This is yuchen from singapore...likely to apply Baruch for 2k7 intake....can anyone check my chance?

bachelor of computer eng. (2nd upper, or maybe top 10%), nanyang technological university
master of science in bioinformatics (course work, GPA = 4.6/5.0), national university of singapore
both above under full government scholarships...

1.5 year working experience as bioinformatics specialist in a research institute in singapore...nature of the
job is rather scientific programming and biological data analysis...

two publications in peer reviewed journals...

GRE: math 800 verbal 650 essay 4.0

thanks a lot ya bros and sis......

btw, i do see a NTU senior of mine here, as an 2006 intake...Looi Ong...anyone knows? intro leh...

cheers, yuchen
 
Hi Yuchen,
Not sure if you guys are related but we have a student named Yusheng in our program :)
If you have specific questions, you can email the NTU alumni, a student in our program to ask for advice. Other than that, you can go ahead and apply. It's very tough to get in our program but you won't get in if you don't apply.
By the way, by your username, I assume you are a big Jordan fan ? ;)
 
Hi Andy,

Glad to hear from you and you are really the one i expect to give the first reply after reading so many threads in the forum. :)

The NTU alumni i mentioned is Peik Looi, i saw her name on Baruch MFE page and she is one of this year's incoming students. Yusheng is from Nankai university of China, i guess you mixed Nanyang and Nankai... :)

I have been searching about US MFE programs for a while and Baruch really gives me a nice feeling. From this forum i can see this is just like a big family where everyone finds a sense of belonging. This really makes me eager to give a try.

With 2-year working experience in the research field, I think the lack of experience in financial sectors is a disadvantage for me. While i can shown my strong mathematical and analytical abilities using grades and publications, there is really nothing much i can do on this. I had one subject Economics in my honour year which i got an A, but that surely is not enough compared to many of the students in the program who have extensive working experience in the field. May I check with you how important it is to have related working experience for a successful application?

I am surely a fan of MJ, and i love to play basketball. If i missed a game during weekends, i would feel sth wasn't right the whole week. :)
 
The NTU alumni i mentioned is Peik Looi, i saw her name on Baruch MFE page and she is one of this year's incoming students. Yusheng is from Nankai university of China, i guess you mixed Nanyang and Nankai... :)
We are a family here so we know each and every single student in our program. I'm sure Peik Looi can give you better advice on what and how to apply to our program.
I have been searching about US MFE programs for a while and Baruch really gives me a nice feeling. From this forum i can see this is just like a big family where everyone finds a sense of belonging. This really makes me eager to give a try.
Thanks. I'm glad to hear that.
May I check with you how important it is to have related working experience for a successful application?
I myself have no financial background or any working experience. Your past may help but the present and future count more. If you are eager to learn, all is possible.
I am surely a fan of MJ, and i love to play basketball. If i missed a game during weekends, i would feel sth wasn't right the whole week. :)
I hate to disappoint you but the Knicks have been really bad the last 6-7 years. I stop watching them long ago. That aside, learn the games of football and baseball, we have some diehard fans in our program :)
 
Hi everyboday:
My name is Jie Shi and I am an applicant to Baruch MFE 2007.
Here is my profile:
-Undergraduate: New York City College of Technology.
-Age: 22
-Major: Applied Mathematics in Finance
-GPA: 3.92/4 GRE: v680+q800+aw4.5
-Math courses: Calculus; Probability and Statistics; Linear Algebra; +Differential Equation; Mathematic Modeling; Mathematics in Finance; +Stochastic Models; Numerical Methods.
-Computer skills: C++; Matlab; SQL.
-Experience: Intern at State Farm Insurance.
-Hobbies: Soccer:)

Any advices are appreciated.
Happy new year to everyone!

Jie Shi
 
Very good profile.

This is a first time I see an undergraduate degree in the Financial Math.

Come visit us at Baruch ;)

Good Luck!

PS: and as usual, don't forget to sharpen C++ before the porgram :smt024
 
Hi all,

I'm not new here, and like the good environment at Baruch. Hope to meet all next year :)
Here's my profile:

- Undergraduate: Nanjing University (top 4 in China ranked on USnews)
- Major: Eletronic Engineering, Acoustics
- GPA: 3.4/4, (3/48)
- Math: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Curvilinear & Surface Integral, Field Theory, Probability Theory & Stochastic Process, Numerical Computation, Operations Research, Methods of Mathematical Physics
- Others: Digital Signal Processing, Signals and Systems, Theoretical Physics
- Research: Adaptive Echo Cancellation Algorithm Optimization (2 algorithms with matlab simulation): Stochastic Gradient Algorithm ; Normalized Least Mean Squares Algorithm + Double-Talk detection
- Work experience: 2 years(by March. 2007) data warehouse software engineer at HP Shanghai, focused on data warehouse implementation
- Tools: matlab, C++, SQL, Informatica, Business Object
- Finance: CFA Level-1 candidate June 2007
 
Hi Yiping,

Your coursework is impressive. CFA exam will also add you some points while wroking in the industry.

Good Luck with your application!

If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask.
 
Impressive indeed!

Are you in the States now Yiping or still waiting to get here after you get accepted?
 
sorry, with C++ I mainly test data quality(complex business rules), extract data and write codes in testing tools (Mercury tools). In DW team, we use Unix/SQL/Informatica more frequently. So my status is: I can program in C++, but not a veteran in numerical stuffs(used matlab quite a lot in school for signal processing/simulation and sometimes C++). I know Baruch focuses only on C++ (no matlab/VB), I am doing preparations to arm myself with C++ numerical programs.

Anyway, I still have several months to do preparations.
 
I am doing preparations to arm myself with C++ numerical programs.
Anyway, I still have several months to do preparations.
If I were you, here is what i would do to prepare
1) Write a full-blow matrix class that can do all the matrix and vector usual operations. This is the core of your numerical code and will be extended continuously.
2) Implement Black-Scholes formula for Euro Call, Put options. The formulae can be found in Hull's or any book. Greeks are also easy to implement.
3) Get Paul Wilmott's The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives: A Student Introduction. This will be used on the second half of the first semester when you do Finite Difference. This is the interesting part of the course.

This should give you lot of stuff to do, specially the matrix class.
 
Very good profile.

This is a first time I see an undergraduate degree in the Financial Math.

Come visit us at Baruch ;)

Good Luck!

PS: and as usual, don't forget to sharpen C++ before the porgram :smt024
Thanks maxrum. I am reading "C++ Primer" now.
I have visited Baruch for several times and have met some students already.;)
 
Very strong profile, CFA is good but it might be tough doing that and MS (then again it may be tough working and doing MS :)). My only advice is C++ the more you know the better
 
My name is Jie Shi and I am an applicant to Baruch MFE 2007.
Here is my profile:
-Undergraduate: New York City College of Technology.
-Major: Applied Mathematics in Finance
Hi Jie,
Would you be able to provide us with some idea of what the Applied Math in Finance program at City Tech teaches. It looks pretty much like a pre-MFE program. I've looked at the Math program website there and they don't seem to provide enough information.

Have you done any projects in any of those courses in term of programming + finance ?
 
Thanks maxrum. I am reading "C++ Primer" now.
I have visited Baruch for several times and have met some students already.;)

May be you've met me too ;)

C++ Primer is more like a reference book for me. Do more examples. Write a matrix class. Implement various operations on matrices. It will help you when you are in the program ;)
 
Hello Everyone
A very happy new year to all of you. was away for holidays so couldnt reply earlier. glad to see u all here.
here is my profile.

Name: Vineet Bansal
Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
Department: Chemical Engineering
Degree : B.tech + M.tech
Specialization: System and Process Designing
GPA : 3.2/4
Rank 4 in the Dual Degree batch
GRE: 1440/1600 (800 Q, 640 V, 4.0 E (2006));
TOEFL CBT : 290/300 (2006)

Work Experience:
Internship (Aug'06- Present)-Quantum Phinance Consultancies Pvt. Ltd.:
Currently working on developing price models for Constant Maturity Credit Default Swaps (CMCDS) and Credit Link Notes (CLN). Working in a team of three, we are developing a risk neutral price model for CMCDS and CLN.The developed model is coded using C++. This is a real time project targeting banks and hedge funds.

Relevant Courses:

Maths:
Probability, Stochastic Models,Mathematical & Computational Techniques, Optimization, Linear algebra, Calculus, Differential Calculus
Finance:
Derivatives and Risk management, Fixed Income Securities, [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Valuation, Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control[/FONT] , Introduction to Economics,
Other Courses:
Instrumentation and Process Control, Process Equipment Design & Economics, Chemical Process Design, Artificial Intelligence in Process Engineering, Advanced Process Synthesis, Advanced Process Control, Modeling and Simulation

Computer Skills:
Languages: C, C++, FORTRAN, BASIC, HTML, and Visual Basic 6.0

Packages:CFD, MS Office SUITE, DIVA, Gaussian 98, MATLAB, Scilab, Molden, Latex.

OS: LINUX, WINDOWS (2000/Me/XP), HP/UX OS, Mac OS X

Certifications in Finance:
  • ·Currently working as an intern at a financial company, Quantum Phinance, to gain some real time experience of financial modeling.
  • ·NSEs Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM) courses on Financial Markets-A beginners Module and Securities Market.
  • ·Classroom course on Derivatives and Risk Management and Fixed Income Securities at SJM School of Management, IIT BOMBAY. Options pricing using binomial trees and blacksholes, bond pricing, valuing swaps by bond price theory and forward rate arguments were some of the assignments solved as a part of the courses.
Currently working on Non Linear Dynamics of chemical reactors as for the fulfillment of my master's degree.

Hobbies:
Travelling and gymming
 
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