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by aiQUANT
June 24th, 2008, 6:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From academics to banking
Replies: 22
Views: 55698

From academics to banking

This got me thinking... assuming melanez was not a lecturer but applying his phd in some other (technical) way. An MFE would have sounded sound less pointless. But because he is a lecturer its somewhat hard to imaging him sitting in an MFE class. Interesting.
by aiQUANT
June 24th, 2008, 6:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From academics to banking
Replies: 22
Views: 55698

From academics to banking

by aiQUANT
June 24th, 2008, 5:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From academics to banking
Replies: 22
Views: 55698

From academics to banking

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: aiQUANTHave you considered doing an MFE?That's the last thing this guy needs. He'll be stuck in a classroom with a bunch of twenty somethings with a Bachelors degree in economics .So the classmate thing is an issue? Not so much the re...
by aiQUANT
June 24th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From academics to banking
Replies: 22
Views: 55698

From academics to banking

Have you considered doing an MFE?
by aiQUANT
June 23rd, 2008, 7:54 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Slow for-loops in Matlab
Replies: 31
Views: 63174

Slow for-loops in Matlab

the smiley faces in your code!
by aiQUANT
June 23rd, 2008, 5:16 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Slow for-loops in Matlab
Replies: 31
Views: 63174

Slow for-loops in Matlab

Nice programming skills msperlin! Infact I first heard of that when I stumbled upon this article. There are some other ones on memory optimisation.
by aiQUANT
June 22nd, 2008, 6:43 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: European PhD lack prestige and content compared to American PhD
Replies: 22
Views: 59300

European PhD lack prestige and content compared to American PhD

mbfinalblues, East asians prefer to go to America for the work opportunities, no language barrier, relaxed immigration and lavish scholarships. Its not that easy in Europe.
by aiQUANT
June 21st, 2008, 9:42 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: European PhD lack prestige and content compared to American PhD
Replies: 22
Views: 59300

European PhD lack prestige and content compared to American PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spiceI agree. The university structure in Europe is so socialistic and poor, of course they pale in comparison to their American counterparts. How much are tuition fees in America these days?Consider the education system as a whole. In mainland Europe you need an IB to ...
by aiQUANT
June 21st, 2008, 6:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: European PhD lack prestige and content compared to American PhD
Replies: 22
Views: 59300

European PhD lack prestige and content compared to American PhD

<t>I say that depends on what your definition of prestige is. A phd can be very structured and mathematically rigorous, but might not have any impact within a research field. Conversely a phd can be very unstructured and yet define a new research direction. Which is better?Its likely that american p...
by aiQUANT
June 19th, 2008, 5:28 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Slow for-loops in Matlab
Replies: 31
Views: 63174

Slow for-loops in Matlab

Check this out. I normally vectorize where possible. If still a problem I'd code in C and write a mex interface to call from matlab.
by aiQUANT
June 15th, 2008, 8:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quantitative Trading
Replies: 6
Views: 54433

Quantitative Trading

tu160, wouldn't you argue compensation is largely a function of how successful your techniques are, and hence prestige a function of the size of your compensation?
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