Event Details


April 4, 2015


9:00 am to 6:00 pm


Friend Center, Princeton University

Our Mission

The Princeton Quant Trading Conference seeks to bring together a unique cross-section of the leading experts from academia, industry, and government in a relaxed intellectual environment to catalyze discussions and strengthen ties across traditional boundaries. We will cover subjects ranging from high-frequency algorithmic trading and statistical arbitrage to model construction and validation. This event also provides a unique opportunity for leaders and students in quant trading related fields to directly interact.

The student and young alumni¬†organizing committee is exclusively volunteer and 100% of all proceeds go to support education nonprofits fighting for economic mobility for underprivileged students. We’re building a legacy for the conference that extends beyond the ivory tower into the greater community.

Past Conferences

Princeton 2014 Photo

2014 Fall Conference

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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2014 Spring Conference

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


2013 Fall Conference

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


2013 Spring Conference

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


2012 Spring Conference

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


2011 Spring Conference

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


Event Speakers

Robert Almgren_Quantitative Brokers

Robert Almgren

Co-founder, Quantitative Brokers

Marco Avellaneda_Courant

Marco Avellaneda

Director of the Division of Financial Mathematics, NYU Courant


Peter Carr

Managing Director and Global Head of Market Modeling, Morgan Stanley

Doug Borden

Doug Borden

Managing Director, Client Market-Making, KCG

Jess Stauth_ Quantopian (1)

Jess Stauth

VP of Quant Strategy, Quantopian


Morton Lane

President, Lane Financial LLC


Stephen Morton

Investment Advisor, GDP Capital

George Mylnikov (1)

George Mylnikov

Head of Quantitative Strategies and Research, FFTW Inc


Yury Blyakhman

Global Head of Linear Rates and FX Quantitative Research, J.P. Morgan


Joseph Gawronski

President and COO, Rosenblatt Securities


Irene Aldridge

Managing Director, ABLE Alpha Trading, LTD


Martin Lee

Head of FI Quant Research, T Rowe Price


Michael Sotiropoulos

Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jae Hong Kil (1)

Jae Hong Kil

CEO and Portfolio Manager, Sentiment Alpha Capital Management, LLC


Steve O’Dell

Senior Trader, Akuna Capital

David Weisberger

David Weisberger

Managing Director, RegOne Solutions


Yogesh Malhotra

Chief Research Scientist, Global Risk Management Network, LLC


John Lockwood

CEO, Algo-Logic

David Jaberg - GX2 Systems LLC

David Jaberg

CEO, GX2 Systems, LLC

Edith Mandel

Edith Mandel

Principal, Greenwich Street Advisors, LLC


Shakil Ahmed

Founder, Princeton Alpha


Adam Fox

Quantitative Strategist, Automated Market Making, KCG

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several hotels near the university. In fact, the university has compiled a list of hotels that offer university discounts or are associated with the university. Click this link for more information.
The talks are geared towards students who are interested in trading but who don't necessarily know a lot about the topic. We usually have a variety of technical and non-technical talks for students of all backgrounds.
We welcome students from all universities, as well as non-students.
We welcome undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhDs, and Postdocs. In addition, a small number of tickets are made available for faculty and industry.
This conference is business casual.

Committee Members

Swapnil Sharma

Princeton University GS '15

Tian Xia

Massachusetts Institute of Technology '15

Pablo Garcia

Columbia University '14

Farhana Hossain

New York University

Logan Lin

University of Virginia

Raymond Perkins

Princeton University GS '17

Saikrishna Poddutur

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign '15

Maruf Haider

Drexel University '15

Cheng Hui Lim

New York University '15

Michael Li

Princeton University

Rochelle Shen

University of Pennsylvania '16

Miles Hinson

Princeton University '17

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