Check out some of our star student ambassadors from each of our programs.

Please find their contact information in the Columbia Directory.

 

Jacob Bergquist
PhD IEOR

Jacob joined the department in Fall of 2018 after graduating with high honor from UC Berkeley with a double major in Pure Math and Operations Research & Management Science. His interests currently lie in stochastics and he is working with Professor Karl Sigman on an algorithm to perform perfect simulation of Jackson Networks.

 

Qianning Feng
MSE IEOR

Qianning is currently a graduate student in Management Science & Engineering program. Prior to joining Columbia University, she received her Bachelor degree in Investment from University of International Business and Economics. She is a people person and willing to communicate with others and help them solve problems. After doing several internships in consulting companies, she is determined to be a strategy consultant in her future career. In her spare time, she enjoys Hip-hop music and Zumba dance.

 

Haotian Fang
MSOR IEOR

Haotian is now in a dual degree program in MSOR of Columbia university and Fudan university, where he got his dual bachelor’s degree in Physics and Data Science from. He is from China so he could communicate fluently in both Chinese and English. He would love to share his experience in learning mathematics, physics, finance ,and computer science with everyone who’s in need. He has a wide range of hobbies includes sports, reading and gaming.

 
 

Glyn Ge
MSFE IEOR

Glyn is a master's student in the MSFE program. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Math. While initially contributing in room-temperature superconducting research, he has developed interests in applying quantitative methods in financial settings during internships. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, and running.

 
 

Kutay Gozalan
MSBA IEOR

Kutay is a Master's student in Business Analytics. Prior to joining Columbia he earned a dual degree in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Koç University. Kutay is interested in a career in quantitative finance where he can apply his technical skills combined with business knowledge to create unique financial solutions. He trusts his time at Columbia will equip him with the necessary skills for such a career. He spends his free time going to the movies, exploring the city and working out. 

 
 

Yishan Huang
MSBA IEOR

Yishan is currently pursuing her Master's in Business Analytics at Columbia University. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Financial Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, where she was a recipient of multiple scholarships. Yishan is passionate about data and had internships in companies including Amazon, Deloitte, and Allianz. She enjoys hiking, music, and watching movies in her spare time.

 

Carlie Iskandar
MSE IEOR

Carlie is currently pursuing her Master's in Management Science and Engineering. She comes from Lebanon and graduated from the American University of Beirut with a major in Industrial Engineering. Carlie has gained experience in finance after interning at a commercial bank, as well as experience in data analysis, after interning for a startup in 2020. Her hobby is alpine skiing, she has participated in two World Championships representing Lebanon and won the national title multiple years in a row. She’s a sports fanatic and always enjoys a quick run in the morning.

 

Fayha Khan
MSOR IEOR

Fayha has crossed the Hudson River with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is a first-year pursuing her M.S. in Operations Research. The New Jersey native has grown up down the road from many warehouses and distribution centers which piqued her interest in logistics and supply chains. She has spent summers interning in various stages of the supply chain and is targeting a career in smart sourcing and lean production in CPG companies upon graduation. When not in the classroom, you can find her writing, painting and doing number or word puzzles.

 

Maxime Levesque
MSE IEOR

Maxime is currently pursuing his M.S. in Management Science and Engineering. He joined this program as part of a dual degree that will also allow him to acquire a Master's degree in General Engineering at Centrale Supélec within the University of Paris-Saclay. Following professional experiences at L'Oréal and Amazon in supply chain optimization, he wishes to specialize in the field of data analysis. Outside of class, he spends his free time hiking, passionate about discovering the American landscape.

 

Jing Li
MSOR IEOR

Jing Li is a second-year Master's student in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at Columbia University. Before this, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Central University of Finance and Economics. Her main focus is financial modelling and quantitative research. She has experience in the real financial sector and is devoted to quantitative analysis and mathematical programming. She is also skilled at tennis and piano.

 

Yilin Meng
MSOR IEOR

Yilin is currently pursuing her Master’s in Operations Research. She received her Bachelor's degree in Economics from Renmin University of China, where she was a recipient of multiple scholarships. She has done several internships in finance including Equity Research and Strategic Investment and aspires to be an Investment Analyst in her future career. She loves to go sailing, ice-skating, hiking and traveling.

 

Minjae Park
MSBA IEOR

Minjae is currently pursuing his Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA) at Columbia University. Before Columbia, he completed his Bachelor degree in Economics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Minjae has worked in Merchandising team and Global Supply Chain & Logistics team at Target Corp. for 5 years, and is considering continuing his career in supply chain. Outside of class, he is a big sports fan, and loves traveling.

 

Jaqueline Pinheiro
MSIE IEOR

Jaqueline is currently pursuing her Master's in Industrial Engineering at Columbia University. Before coming to Columbia, she worked for seven years in the food industry dealing with problems related to Supply Chain, Revenue Management and Product Management. Jaqueline has a genuine interest in pricing and decision models, and is considering a career where she can study further study these subjects. During her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, walking and exploring new places in the city.

 

Harshal Popat
MSE IEOR

Harshal is currently a Master of Science student - focused in Management Science and Engineering at Columbia University. He is an experienced Co-Founder with extensive global leadership experience across Business Strategy, Consulting, Product Management, Data Science & Analytics. Harshal will be joining Morgan Stanley as a Summer 2022 Technology Analyst Intern in the Data & Business Analytics team. Harshal is looking forward to leveraging his technical skills to make better Business decisions. Harshal has also played cricket professionally and is a fitness enthusiast.

 

Kexin Qian
MSBA IEOR

Kexin is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Business Analytics degree at Columbia University. Prior to coming to Columbia, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance, and Quantitative Sciences at Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Kexin has completed internships related to data and business analytics. She wants to pursue a career in the financial services or technology industry as an analyst after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, and photography.

 

Adrien Simonet
MSOR IEOR

Adrien is currently a MS student in the Operations Research program. Prior to joining Columbia, he received a Master's Degree in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France. He has done two internships at Societe Generale and aspires to work in the financial engineering industry in the future. Outside of the classroom, he is also passionate about soccer, working out and exploring new sports.

 

Ting-Yen Tsai
MSFE IEOR

Ting-Yen is currently a Master's student in the Financial Engineering program. Before joining Columbia, she received her Bachelor's degree in finance at National Taiwan University. She loves to use quantitative analysis to decipher complex problems in the financial markets and deliver investment solutions to clients. This summer, she will be joining Goldman Sachs as a Global Markets Strats Summer Analyst in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys working out and playing the guitar.

 

Ashwani Varshney
MSBA IEOR

Ashwani is a Master's student in Business Analytics. Currently, he is a Department Representative of IEOR for the Engineering Graduate Student Council. Before joining Columbia, he completed his graduate and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Delhi and worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, University of Delhi. Ashwani has published a few journal and conference papers in the field of Data Science and Natural Language Processing. At Columbia, he has worked on interesting projects like IMDB gross income prediction and Marketing Case Analysis of Ford. During his leisure time, he enjoys dancing, working out, and going out with friends.

 

Shatian Wang
PhD IEOR

Shatian is a second-year doctoral student in the IEOR department. Her research interests include discrete optimization, online learning, and social networks applications. She received her BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carleton College, MN, in 2017. She enjoys reading and playing music during her spare time.

 

Chun Yat Yeung
MSFE IEOR

Chun Yat is currently pursuing MS Financial Engineering at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, he graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with BS Physics, and he is passionate about deploying mathematical models to solve challenging finance problems, in particular derivatives pricing. This summer, he will be joining Morgan Stanley as a summer associate for flow equity desk. Outside of his study, he enjoys reading and working out.

 

Xiaoyu Zheng
MSOR IEOR

Xiaoyu is currently a MS student in Operations Research program. Prior to joining Columbia, she received her bachelor degree in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). She did several internships in Finance industry and is interested to apply optimization methods in finance service industry. She is also a tennis player and long-distance runner.