Ying Zhu *03, ECE

Quantitative Researcher, WorldQuant

Ying Zhu received her Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003. She worked as a Research Scientist and Project Manager at Siemens Corporate Research from 2003 to 2014, where she led R&D teams to develop and productize a wide range of computer vision and machine learning technologies for advanced driver assistance, video surveillance, intelligent sensing, interventional imaging and multimodality medical image analytics. She was a visiting lecturer in Princeton's EE department in Fall 2012 and Spring 2014. In Fall 2014, she joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Temple University as an Associate Professor. In 2016, she made a career transition to finance, and has since been conducting quantitative research and developing trading strategies for investment firms.

"GradFUTURES builds a bridge connecting graduate students and alumni. It provides a wonderful opportunity for me to connect back with the graduate school. It has been a fulfilling experience to share my knowledge about career development with the new generation of students, and help them reach future success.

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