From Academia to Industry: Life of a PDT Quantitative Researcher Virtual Information Session for Ph.D. Students

Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Graduate Students

Curious about a career as a quantitative researcher? Join our moderated panel discussion with PDT researchers to learn about their journey from academia to quantitative finance. They will discuss their career path, the interesting work that challenges them and their decision to leave academia for industry.

Learn how a team of scientists, mathematicians and engineers with Ph.D.'s in physics, computer science, statistics and electrical engineering develop trading strategies using uniquely scientifically rigorous approaches in an open and collaborative culture. We will discuss how PDT and quantitative research compares to other industries, our academically driven research culture and how researchers use the skills from their graduate program to tackle interesting and challenging problems. This will be an interactive discussion and you will hear directly from PDTers.

PDT researchers on the panel:

Dave: Dave has his PhD in physics from Princeton where his research was focused on theoretical particle physics phenomenology. Dave joins PDT’s research team after a Simons postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.

John: John holds a Ph.D in economics from Princeton University and a Bachelors in mathematics and economics from Tufts University. While in academia, John’s research focused on studying the impact of India’s Employment Guarantee Scheme on migration and wages, and on designing optimal contracts for micro-finance loans. Prior to joining PDT, John worked with the global macro group at Highbridge Capital Management.