Carnegie Mellon University

Cheng Rong

Cheng Jacob Rong

Class of 2018

Pittsburgh Campus


Cheng (Jacob) Rong received highest distinction honor for his Bachelor of Science degree in quantitative finance and a second major in statistics from the National University of Singapore. During his undergraduate study, Jacob interned at NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China for data analysis and model checking. Later, he conducted a research project in extreme value copulas, where he described the dependency structure between the SSE composite index and Hang Seng index. This exposure, and his passion for quantitative finance, motivated him to join the MSCF program to leverage his quantitative and programming skills. Jacob seeks a career in quant research, trading or asset management.