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From Physics to Finance: MFE09 Guido Marandella

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Sep 01, 2016
Guido Marandella, MFE class of 2009, joined the Berkeley MFE program to bridge the gap between his theoretical background and the financial industry. He made this decision while pursuing his postdoc in theoreti...

IIT to the Berkeley MFE to Morgan Stanley New York

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Aug 10, 2016
After obtaining her master’s degree in mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Charu Arora, MFE class of 2014, began working at a large bank with their equity derivatives desk. Over time, she ...

Caltech Ph.D. to Berkeley MFE to NYC: Meet Yiran

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Aug 09, 2016
Yiran Ma completed her Ph.D. in Geophysics with a minor in Computational Science and Engineering from Caltech in December of 2015. Her research focused primarily on imaging Earth’s interior structure using seis...

New York bound for their Internship at BNP Paribas

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Aug 05, 2016
From left to right: Adam Plantinga, Qiuyi Chen, Stephanus Coetzee, and Philippe Tann The MFE Program continues to place its students in key internship positions in New York, a favorite location of our students....

MFE Alumni: Meet Nick

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Apr 21, 2016
Nick Sonnenberg is the founder and CEO of Calvin App (, a productivity tool designed to streamline planning social events via a collaborating voting mechanism and customized recommendations. I...

MFE Alumna: Meet Sophia

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Apr 08, 2016
Sophia Chami is a Quantitative Researcher at Systematica Investments, a hedge fund specializing in systematic strategies. Her London-based team is responsible for the BlueMatrix product, a long short equity mar...

Meet the MFE Alumni!

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Apr 01, 2016
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program is rolling out a new campaign for you to learn more about the MFE alumni -- who they are, what they do, and how they got there! Be sure to keep an eye out fo...

Why Big Data Cannot Be Ignored in MFE Type Program Curricula

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Mar 05, 2014
Big Data skillsets (Python, R, Data Visualization, machine learning, etc…) are skillsets that are in demand on Wall Street and in almost all sectors of the economy. In finance, big data is used in retail bankin...