Alumni of the Statistics Department
Amal Moussa

Amal Moussa

Amal Moussa, Ph.D. in Statistics 2011
Equity Derivatives Trader, Goldman Sachs

“I currently work as a derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs where I am in charge of trading and risk managing equity exotic options and structured products on US stocks.”

“During my Ph.D. I studied contagion and systemic risk in financial networks to highlight the importance of the network structure in identifying systemic financial institutions and formulating regulatory policies.

“The Ph.D. program offered me the possibility to work with experts in the fields of Statistics and Financial Mathematics through a diverse range of classes and research projects, and most importantly gave me the opportunity to meet and collaborate with amazing classmates and faculty.”

Chris Mulligan

Chris Mulligan

Chris Mulligan, Dual Degree BA/MA in Statistics, 2015
Quantitative Researcher, Two Sigma Investments LP

Current duties: build statistical models to make financial market predictions using highly non-traditional data.

“The Statistics department provided a grounding in the key areas of statistics, giving me a set of tools I’ve been able to directly leverage professionally. More importantly, the department taught me how to learn and understand statistical problems, so that when I face novel problems in the future I can figure out how to solve them.”

Johannes Ruf

Johannes Ruf, PhD

Johannes Ruf, PhD, graduation in 2011
Current title: Assistant Professor, London School of Economics

Career Highlights

  • First Annual Morgan Stanley Prize for Excellence in Financial Markets (dissertation prize)
  • Bruti-Liberati Fellowship: For visiting the Economics and Finance Department of University of Technology, Sydney and for giving the Bruti-Liberati Lecture at the QMF Conference (December 2013).
  • Senior Research Fellow, Oxford-Man Institute, University of Oxford, 2011-2014
  • Ph.D. at Columbia Statistics = Learning insights in Statistics and Probability from an excellent, very motivated faculty and from fellow students, making friends for life, experiencing NYC.

Tyler H. McCormick

Tyler H. McCormick, graduation in 2011
Current title: Associate Professor of Statistics & Sociology, Senior Data Science Fellow, University of Washington
 Career Highlights:

  • NIH K01 Career Development Award
  • US Army Young Investigator Program Award
  • Google Faculty Award


For more information on MA Statistics Alumni, see here.