Industry Talk: From Actuarial Science to Trading

Industry Talk: From Actuarial Science to Trading

Date: March 30, 2023

Start time: 1:00 pm AWST

End time: 2:00 pm AWST

Location: Curtin University, Western Australia

Building 307, Room 103

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Fun fact: students of actuarial science are incredibly well-placed to pursue a career in trading.

In this talk, Dr. Adrian Dudek, Optiver’s Head of Academic Partnerships will showcase how applied statistics are used across the trading world, with examples from regression analyses to machine learning. Adrian will also delve into what it is that makes actuarial science graduates so useful on a trading floor and how current students can position themselves for a successful career.

About Dr. Adrian Dudek

Dr. Adrian Dudek is the Head of Academic Partnerships APAC at Optiver. Growing up in Perth, Australia, Adrian has always been interested in prime numbers. Following his passions, Adrian completed his BSc (Hons in Mathematics) at the University of Western Australia before moving to Canberra to pursue his interests and completed his PhD in number theory at the Australian National University (ANU).

Soon after, he started his career as a Trader at Optiver, a decision that’s allowed him to combine his interests in Maths with his day-to-day role. More recently, Adrian began his current role as the Head of Academic Partnerships, which has allowed him to travel to different universities to share his personal journey with students, as well as discuss all things Maths and trading.

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