Career Event: Dr. Jonathan Halcrow, Senior Software Engineer at Google

We thank Dr. Halcrow for his career talk and for helping providing food from Emerald City Bagels, a local family-owned shop. Jonathan is a former student of Prof. Cvitanovic, who graduated from Georgia Tech in 2008, who then worked in a quantitative political science think-tank for 5 years before joining Google in 2013. Since then, Jonathan had the great opportunity to work for various research groups of the giant internet company, including projects like Google Play and Large Scale Graph Mining.

Per his request, we gratefully share his presentation slides: they contain useful information about the recruiting process of Google and more generally, of software companies. We also invite some of the interested students to directly email Jonathan for further information, résumé review and job opportunities.

Jonathan Halcrow – School of Physics Talk

Career Event: Dr. Mijan Huq, Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase

Thanks to everyone who joined Dr. Huq’s career talk on his professional experience from astrophysics to quantitative finance. Dr. Huq, having worked directly with Professor Laguna back at Penn State, introduced the graduate audience to the world of finance, how he used to implement his physics background to quantitative finance models and his transition from being a post-doctoral fellow to Executive Director of a major banking institution.