Carnegie Mellon University


The Quant-in-Residence (QIR) program augments our students’ educational experience by providing them with opportunities to benefit from the expertise of seasoned industry professionals. The QIR(s) complements the behavioral strengths and diverse experiences of our career coaches by providing insight from the professional world of quantitative finance. The QIR(s) can offer our students:

  • One-on-one coaching based on their knowledge and experience in the field
  • Assistance in exploring quantitative-related career paths
  • Technical advice regarding interviews and resumes
  • Workshops/group sessions in areas including industry trends, interviewing, and professional success

Currently in Residence

Catherine Monk, MSCF '14

Catherine is currently an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley on the Client Financing desk, where she trades various short-term interest rate products, including US Government Treasuries and repurchase agreements. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she worked at BNP Paribas for three years, where she focused on a range of short-term interest rate products, which was the same desk where she interned during her time in graduate school. Catherine graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2014 after completing the dual MSCF/MBA degree and has a dual major in Mathematics and Finance from the University of Delaware. She is actively involved in the internship program at Morgan Stanley and the MSCF alumni board. In her free time, Catherine enjoys relaxing with her two cats (and husband, who is also an MSCF alum).

Wenbin Zhang, MSCF '14

Wenbin has over 10 years of research, trading, and portfolio management experience in the hedge fund industry. Wenbin is currently a Portfolio Manager at Verition Fund Management and he manages systematical global macro portfolios and equity statistical arbitrage portfolios. Prior to joining Verition in 2018, Wenbin led the research team and co-managed a multi-billion dollar (over $10B at peak) global statistical arbitrage portfolio at Clinton Group, and he oversaw all the effort in alpha, risk, and portfolio researches. Wenbin received an MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University. Wenbin has published over 10 papers in news analytics, predictive modeling, and pattern recognition. Wenbin lives in Hong Kong with his family and he enjoys hiking, skiing, and hunting in his leisure time. View Wenbin's Alumni Profile