Equipped with a desire to solve societal issues through the fields of engineering and technology, Dr. Yuxun Zhou has accrued over 10 years of expertise in his areas of interest. Since 2017, he has excelled as a quantitative researcher for Citadel LLC, located in Chicago, as well as Jump Trading LLC, where he has led key initiatives to help transform the U.S. stock market to garner stability and liquidity. Additionally, he served as a graduate student researcher in electrical engineering and computer science at his doctoral alma mater, the University of California Berkeley, beginning in 2012.
Through his esteemed work, Dr. Zhou has been an instrumental figure in the development of market-making trading systems and strategies through the U.S. stock market. His notable projects comprise of approximately 35% of all U.S.-listed retail volume, which has made his firm the industry’s premier wholesale market maker across the nation.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Zhou served ASML, Inc., as a data scientist intern in 2016, having previously served the University of California Berkeley as a graduate student instructor in electrical engineering and computer science while completing his doctorate between 2015 and 2016. During this time, he was also a researcher associate for the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore in 2015. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Zhou was a researcher assistant at the Laboratory of Applied Mathematics at École Centrale Paris in France in 2012. He commenced his career in 2011 as an intern in electricity in Lille, France.
Drawing upon a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, which he earned in 2009, Dr. Zhou subsequently earned a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in applied mathematics from École Centrale Paris in France in 2012. After accruing years of experience in his field, he matriculated in the University of California Berkeley, from which he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering and computer sciences in 2017. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Zhou has been a reviewer for a myriad of scientific journals and has published more than 60 articles. He also maintains active affiliation with the American Association of Artificial Intelligence.
In light of his success, Dr. Zhou won first prize in the Sixth National Advanced Mathematical Olympics in 2008, received the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship in 2009 and was named a fellow of A&D SIMATICS in 2011. He was further a Hu BaoSheng honoree in 2012 and received the Student Paper Award from the Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge, Discovery and Data Mining in 2015.