Twitch is a trading firm located at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). They are market makers that use trading algorithms to compete against others for order flow and manage risk. The primary focus of the business is on trade execution time and speed of the trading strategy.
Cornerstone was a proprietary trading group located at the Chicago Board Options Excahnge (CBOE). Trading methodologies were similar to hedge funds; they underwent massive restructing in 2009 in the face of financial difficulties.
Coursework focus on numerical methods, distributed and parallel computing, algorithms, unix programming, networks and security. GPA: 4.0
Awarded as a Ph.D. candidate for partial completion of the docorate program. All courses were taken at the Ph.D. level and emphasized mathematics, especially stochastic calculus, advanced probability and statistics, and econometrics. I left the docorate program after 2 years.
Coursework emphasized engineering and actuarial-related mathematics, including ordinary and partial differential equations, probability & statistics, analysis of loss distributions and finance. I additionally took several computer science courses including theory, data structures, databases, parallel programming and several courses on various programming languages including C, C++ and Java.