Carnegie Mellon University

Lakshay Sapra

Lakshay Sapra

Class of 2023

Bio

Lakshay Sapra graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2017 with major in Electrical Engineering securing a department rank of 2. He utilized his years at IIT to nurture his understanding of the nuance of mathematics and finance with focus on its practical applications. As a result, he took and aced multiple courses in Macroeconomics, Game Theory, Probability and Stochastic Calculus. Learning Optimization Techniques, Machine Learning and Financial Mathematics further deepened his understanding of various asset classes and stochastic analysis. Right after graduating, he joined Squarepoint Capital in Singapore in the Data Science and Engineering (DSE) team with the aim of delivering efficient data microservices to boost the research and trading activities. Working at Squarepoint for 4 years, he got an opportunity to work with major trading desks across the globe getting exposure to international markets, major financial data vendors and datasets across a variety of asset classes with complete end-to-end design and development ownership. Delivering these high impact microservices, he also mentored many employees and led a team of 2 to deliver new microservices. With proficiency in Python, KDB+/q, PostgreSQL and keen interest in Data Science and Machine Learning, he joined the MSCF program at Carnegie Mellon University to build a solid foundation in finance and further refine his quantitative skills. He secured a rank of 3 in the MSCF Mathematics Challenge. Upon graduation, he intends to pursue a career in quantitative research and quantitative trading. Lakshay is an avid traveler, having visited 15+ countries, and enjoys playing competitive sports such as Cricket, Badminton, Football in his free time.