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"Old School Engineering in High Frequency Trading"

Originating Calendar ECE ILLINOIS Explorations
Speaker Optiver
Pierre Salverda (PhD CS ‘08), CTO
Date: 10/11/2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location:

Grainger Auditorium, Room 1002 ECE Building

Event Contact:

Nikki Slack | Office of Advancement | 1070 ECE Building


Sponsor:

ECE ILLINOIS

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

Bio:
After completing an MS (Computer Science) degree, Pierre Salverda worked in London in the Telecoms industry (MCI Worldcom) and then the Finance industry (Goldman Sachs) before deciding to pursue further studies in the USA. He completed a PhD (Computer Science: Microprocessor Design) at UIUC in 2008. Since then Pierre has worked at Optiver US LLC, a proprietary derivatives trading firm in Chicago, where he is currently the CTO.

 

Abstract:
I will open the window on the activities of an HFT firm by sharing some of the technical principles I’ve distilled over the years. I’ve found that it’s not often unqualified technical sophistication that underpins success, but “good old fashioned engineering” that wins out.

 

EXPLORATIONS | OPEN TO ALL | PIZZA RECEPTION TO FOLLOW TALK

 

**Pizza reception is sponsored by Optiver**

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