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CIERA Connections: From Academia to Quantitative Research at IMC Trading

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, 8th floor, Cafe, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: William Vercellone   (847) 491-8646

Group: CIERA - CIERA Connections

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Dr. Tom Ilyevsky, Quantitative Researcher, IMC Trading
Tayler Jennings University Recruiter, IMC Trading

Title: From Academia to Quantitative Research at IMC Trading

Abstract: Opportunities in quantitative trading present an ideal fit for researchers with STEM backgrounds. At this event, you’ll learn about quant trading, with a particular focus on the pivotal role of quantitative research. Tom will share insights gained from his journey transitioning into a career at IMC Trading following his PhD, while Tayler will offer perspective and guidance on navigating the recruitment and hiring processes. Gain valuable insights into a quantitative researcher’s day-to-day, identify transferable skills from your PhD, receive tips for tailoring your resume, and what to expect in an interview. We’ll wrap up with an open Q&A for the audience.

Career Bios:  
Tom Ilyevsky has a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University, where he worked on natural-language driven autonomous navigation. Tom now holds a position as a Quantitative Researcher at IMC Trading. He focuses on alpha and execution for medium frequency trading of US Equities.

Tayler Jennings has ten years of experience in the financial sector, having recruited for top companies such as Citadel Securities, Morgan Stanley, and now IMC Trading. She has developed an expertise in how these companies attract top talent.

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