University of Toronto PhD in Statistics, September 2019-currentI am currently studying problems related to Markov chains under the supervision of Professor Rosenthal.
University of Ottawa BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics, September 2010-April 2015I have a BSc degree in financial mathematics and economics from the University of Ottawa. I graduated with a 10.0/10.0 CGPA and represented my class as valedictorian.
M.I.N.D. high school Secondary School Diploma, graduated June 2010I graduated from M.I.N.D. high school, a school for alternative learning located in the heart of le Plateau, Montreal. I won 5 plaques in mathematics, English, French, history, and integrative project. I also represented my class as valedictorian.
CEM Benchmarking Product Solutions Analyst, January 2017-August 2018I helped develop in C# the core pension administration calculation engine that took raw data and returned calculated values for use in the report. This included cleaning up the database, converting the calculation functions from Excel to C#, ensuring that all of the models used were conceptually sound, and optimizing the code for speed and flexibility. The new engine reduced the calculation time from 20 minutes to 20 seconds and facilitated reports to be based on 4+ year trends.
Bank of Montreal Model Risk Specialist, June 2015-December 2017I helped validate regulatory and derivative pricing models in counterparty credit risk to ensure that they were mathematically sound and conformed with regulation. I also built a database and user interface to track model validation projects and gave presentations on Capital Adequacy Requirements and the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book.
University of Ottawa Research Assistant, January 2014-August 2014I received two NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards the first with professor Rafal Kulik, which studied different simulation methods that allow for the pricing of financial derivatives. The second was with professor Vladimir Pestov where I created a text classification model that predicts daily stock price returns given news headlines. I also built a computer program that downloaded from the internet news headlines and stock price returns and stored them in a database.
- Experience with C#, Java, R, Python, SQL, VBA.
- Learning HTML, CSS (this website is written in HTML/CSS)
OrganizationsI was the president of the Statistical Sciences Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto for the 2020-2021 academic year. I helped organize weekly seminars for the graduate student body. I also organized the annual Statistical Sciences Graduate Student Research Day. Here and here are articles about it.
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