Becoming a Mathematician

How do you go from passionate, math-loving student to career mathematician? Let us walk you through it.

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The road to a professional mathematics career can sometimes be a long and winding one, but there are many different paths to take. Mathematicians work in a variety of fields including academia, the government, and the private sector with a variety of training from an undergraduate degree, to a masters degree, and all the way to a Ph.D.

Thoughts from Quantitative Researchers at Two Sigma

Two Sigma is a systematic investment manager founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance.

Raj, Cristina, Yuting, and Wenying have worked as quantitative researchers at Two Sigma for several years. Raj has an MS in Applied Mathematics, Cristina has a PhD in Physics, Wenying has a PhD in Mathematics, and Yuting has a PhD in Statistics. Learn more about these quantitative researchers’ experiences at Two Sigma.