Yuanzhe Ma

ym2865@columbia.edu

biography

I am a first-year PhD student in the Department of IEOR at Columbia University.

Previously, I obtained an MS in Statistics from the School of ISyE at Georgia Tech, where I was fortunate to work with Prof. Siva Theja Maguluri and Prof. Debankur Mukherjee. I also obtained an MS in Mathematics from Georgia Tech, advised by Prof. Michael Damron.

Before Georgia Tech, I joined a leading Fintech startup, 360 DigiTech, Inc which was later listed on NASDAQ with code QFIN, as one of the founding team members in 2016 at the age of 19. Working with the Chief Data Scientist and the Chief Risk Officer, and as a machine learning engineer, I applied cutting-edge techniques to attack challenging problems arising in risk management and marketing. While working full-time in Shanghai, China, I studied part-time by myself, took a sequence of exams, and received a BEcon in Economics from East China Normal University and a GradDip in Mathematics with distinction from the University of London.