Carnegie Mellon University
For 25 years, Carnegie Mellon University’s interdisciplinary, top-ranked Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) program has prepared students for highly successful careers in quantitative finance. On March 21, 2020 MSCF will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Pittsburgh. At that time, there will be more than 1,600 MSCF alumni in finance roles at institutions around the world!  Join your fellow classmates in celebrating the accomplishments of MSCF alumni and reconnecting with Carnegie Mellon and the MSCF program.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 20th

Come early on Friday for extra special opportunities to connect with classmates and faculty. We will have a private tour of Carnegie Mellon’s unique campus starting at 2:45pm and an Alumni Happy Hour in the evening.

Saturday, March 21

A day of learning, connecting and planning for the future!
Check out the various event sessions, speakers and panelists below.

Women in Data Science (WIDS) Panel*
Saturday 8:00am - Breakfast, 9:00am - Panel
Hear from top women in the field of data science.

*This event is part of WiDS, an international conference primarily located in Stanford, CA with 100+ satellite conferences including Pittsburgh.

Hard Hat Tours
Saturday 11:00am
Experience hard-hat tours of TCS Hall, MSCF’s new home at the doorway to Carnegie Mellon’s Campus.

Luncheon Keynote:
Saturday 12:30pm
Glimpse into the future of AI and robotics with a keynote address from Martial Hebert, the new Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science 

Topic: AI and the robotics revolution: Implications for the finance industry in 2020 and beyond.

Quant Hiring Panel
Saturday 2:30pm
Recruiting the Next Generation of Quants – Identifying talent early, competing for hires with tech sector and championing diversity

Alumni Awards Reception
Saturday 6:00pm @ Hotel Monaco
Celebrating the achievement of our Alumni and the success of MSCF!

Alumni Award Nominations

To recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of our alumni, we will be giving out three alumni awards at the 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Nominate an alumnus

Event Participants

Leif Andersen
Quant Hiring Panel
Global Head of Quantitative Strategies at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Andrew Arnold
Quant Hiring Panel
Machine Learning Researcher at Google

Tony Berkman
Quant Hiring Panel
Managing Director at Two Sigma

Jennika Gold Thomas
WiDS Panel
Head of Fixed Income Data & Analytics, Morningstar

John Lehoczky
Alumni Awards Reception (Host)
Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences

Po-Shen Loh
Quant Hiring Panel
Associate Professor, Mellon College of Science, national coach of the United States' International Math Olympiad team

Rebecca Nugent
WiDS Panel (Moderator)
CMU Stephen E and Joyce Fienberg Professor and Associate Department Head, Statistics and Data Science, Dietrich College

Sameena Shah
WiDS Panel
Managing Director, AI Research, JP Morgan


Laurie R. Weingart
Hard Hat Tour
Richard M. And Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at Tepper School of Business

Sevin Yeltekin

Quant Hiring Panel (Moderator)
Professor of Economics and Senior Associate Dean of Education at Tepper School of Business

Ren Zhang
WiDS Panel

Chief Data Scientist for BMO Financial

Discounted Accommodations

Hotel Monaco
3.7 miles from campus

620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Group Code for the general hotel website: D33
Discounted rate available until February 28th of 2020.

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
0.8 miles from campus

5405 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

MSCF 25th Anniversary Rate

The Oaklander Hotel
0.9 miles from campus

5130 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Campus Visitors Rate

Hyatt House - Shadyside
1.3 miles from campus

5335 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

CMU Negotiated Rate

The Ace Hotel
2 miles from campus

120 S Whitfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Discount rate with Promo Code: MSCF25TH