Major: Computer Science and Computational Mathematics
Patrick Thornton is a junior with a major in computer science and Computational Mathematics. Patrick currently works as a GIS Technician for Michigan state University. His interest includes algorithm development and software design. He hopes to pursue a graduate degree in computer science then to apply his skills within the investment industry.
Major: Computational Mathematics
Tyler is a sophomore studying mathematics at MSU, with particular interests in scientific computing and numerical analysis. His professional experience includes a stint at Trove Predictive Data Science in Buffalo, New York, where he worked on an open problem in data fusion, and studying asynchronous optimization algorithms in MSU’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. Future plans are for graduate study in applied mathematics. Hobbies include cooking and ultimate Frisbee.
Rylie Hendren grew up in Muskego, WI and graduated from Muskego High School as the valedictorian. Rylie is a freshman at Michigan State University where she is pursuing a major in computational mathematics with a minor in risk management as a Financial Markets Institute, University Distinguished, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Modern Woodman Financial Scholar. She is an executive board member of the Quantitative Finance Association Club, a volunteer for Honors College recruitment in H-STAR, and a member of the MSU Alpine Ski Team. Rylie will be an intern for the data analysis consulting company ISSAC Corp. and data storage solutions company X-IO Technologies this summer ’18 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Major: Finance with a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation
Pavan Sampath is a junior with a major in Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Pavan works is an international student from India and currently works as an information technician at the MSU Tech store. He as also worked as an Investment Analyst at Indium capital pvt. Ltd, India. He hopes to pursue a master’s degree in business analytics as well as complete all 3 levels of the chartered financial analyst certification. Pavan also seeks a career on wall street working as an investment analyst.
Joe uekert is a freshman this year at Michigan State, majoring in finance and hoping to minor in computer science. His hobbies include playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and writing code. In addition, Joe is interested in economics, medical sales, and computer science. Joe plans to pursue his MBA after college and then go into financial planning.
Actuarial Program Coordinator
Albert Cohen received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 under the supervision of David Kinderlehrer. Cohen's research focuses on the interaction between probability, science, and economics. This focus began with his work on a stochastic approach to the coarsening of cellular networks, and that has since branched out to develop new risk measures using stochastic optimal control. This approach has also led to models of online auction behavior, stabilization of systems with white noise and the structural modeling of default bond pricing under the incorporation of recovery processes. Cohen served as the acting director and program coordinator for the Actuarial Science program until August 2013.
Professor in Finance
Mark Schroder a professor in the Department of Finance in the Broad School and an adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability. He has a PhD in finance from Northwestern University, a finance MBA from University of Chicago, and an economics MSc from London School of Economics. From 1994-1998, he was assistant professor at State University of New York.
In addition to academics, Dr. Schroder has done consulting work for Fuji Securities and Nesbitt-Buns Securities. Also, he has worked for the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Research and Trading, as well as Prudential-Bache Securities.