Class of 2018
Rena Chen graduated at the top 2% of her class from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with a Bachelor of Engineering in electronic engineering and minors in business and mathematics. For her undergraduate thesis, she explored “Intraday Volume Prediction for Algorithmic Trading” and won the championship in the IEEE (HK) Computational Intelligence Chapter Student Paper Competition. Driven by her passion for the financial industry, she worked one year as software developer in the Equity Derivatives IT team at UBS AG, and interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Rena joined the MSCF program to further enhance her computational and financial backgrounds, develop a more comprehensive market view, and successfully shift her career into the quantitative finance industry.