How did you initially get interested in financial markets?
“I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, specializing in compilers, runtime systems, and parallel architectures. While I could’ve stayed in academia or chosen a different industry, I decided I wanted to challenge myself to engineer solutions in an environment where the problem set, in this case markets, is consistently changing. As I observed modern financial markets evolve, my decision was reaffirmed. Financial markets rely on the computing power and speed that allows engineers to constantly challenge themselves.”