2 Case Studies

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Keller 3-180
Jeremy Brandman (ExxonMobil), Mckay Hyde (Goldman, Sachs & Co. oHG)
Jeremy Brandman: Applied Math in the Oil Industry

The goal of this talk is to provide a sense of what it’s like to work as an applied mathematician in the oil industry. I’ll begin with a brief overview of the oil industry and then discuss some of the mathematical challenges involved in predicting the performance of an oil field.

Mckay Hyde: Goldman Sachs Engineering

Though Goldman Sachs is well known for its sales, trading and investment banking jobs, it may come as a surprise that more than a quarter of the firm’s employees are quantitative and technical professionals. Whether putting their mathematical skills to work in figuring out how to price and risk manage derivative products, leveraging their technical skills to manage large-scale distributed computations or high-speed trading algorithms, these professionals have a tremendous impact on the firm’s ability to meet the needs of its clients, regulators and shareholders. In this presentation, I will give an overview of Goldman Sachs and the types of opportunities available for those with strong quantitative and technical skills.