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Kai Gong

Kai Gong

Kai Gong received his Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. While at Rice, he was interested in developing a molecular theory to describe the structure of complex molecules at nanoscale, and later published several papers in a top-tier journal of physical chemistry. He also developed solid mathematical programming skills with Fortran and Matlab. He then received the Chinese Government Award for outstanding self-financed students abroad. He interned in Schlumberger and later worked in Sinopec in oil recovery, where he became interested in large commodity trading. He has passed CFA level I exam. Kai joined the Berkeley MFE program to obtain a systematical training in quantitative finance. In his free time, he likes climbing mountains, swimming and playing poker.