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Prakhar Goel

Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Financial Services
Current
  1. Goldman Sachs
Previous
  1. California Institute of Technology,
  2. Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
  3. University of Texas at Dallas, Nanotech Institute
Education
  1. California Institute of Technology
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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Analyst

– Present

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Background

Summary

I am a graduate with a BS in Mathematics and Business from the California Institute of Technology. I am currently working at Goldman Sachs as an Analyst.

I have extensive experience in research and using my skill in mathematics as part of said research.

Specialties:Finance, Mathematics, Mathematics as used in finance, computer modeling, computer programming (C, C++, Python, SQL, etc...).

Experience

Analyst

Goldman Sachs
– Present (3 years 4 months)NYC

I am an analyst in the Securities Division (FICC).

Teaching Assistant

California Institute of Technology
(4 months)Pasadena, California

I worked as a TA for Dr. Rangel for his Ec 11: Introduction to Economics class.

As a TA, my responsibilities included helping students with any course material that they had problems with, answering miscellaneous questions about the class itself, and grading the assignments.

There were a total of ~160 students in the class and four TAs (including myself).

Teaching Assistant

California Institute of Technology
(4 months)

I worked as a teaching assistant to Dr. Kiewiet for his class, PS12: Introduction to Political Science.

As a TA, my responsibilities included helping students with any course material that they had problems with, answering miscellaneous questions about the class itself, and grading the assignments.

There were a total of ~100 students in the class and three TAs (including myself).

Student Researcher

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(3 months)

> Worked on analyzing the dark matter distributions of galaxy clusters
through strong gravitational lensing.
> Used implementations of complex mathematical models used to find said
distributions and analyze them.
> Debugged, modified, and made extensive use of programs written in the
Python programming language for the simulations.

Research Team Member

University of Texas at Dallas, Nanotech Institute
(3 years 3 months)

> Worked with Dr. Ray Baughman, head of the institute, and one more
team-member on this project.
> The research involved the crystal data in the Landolt-Bornstein books
to look for interesting properties.
> I wrote programs for data input, management, and analysis.
> During the course of this project, I wrote programs to calculate crystal
properties like the linear compressibility of the input crystals.
> Extensive programming in C, Python, and SQL.

Research Team Member

University of North Texas
(3 months)

> Worked on fabricating micro-channels through a process known as Laser
Direct Writing.
> The process used an infrared laser to "draw" microscopic structures on
thin-film layers of photo-resist.

Education

California Institute of Technology

B.S., Mathematics, Business/Economics

> Graduated with honors and a cumulative GPA of 3.6/4.0.
> Primary emphasis on pure mathematics: Abstract Algebra and Real Analysis.
> Added course emphasis on Statistics, Business management, and Economics (especially in finance).
> Some course work on Law.

Activities and Societies: Caltech Mathematics Club, Caltech Tai'Chi Club, Caltech Alpine Club

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Finance

Took a course on Financial Markets

Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

High School Diploma, Mathematics, Physics

Member of TAMS honor society and recipient of the TAMS Gold Cord

Activities and Societies: Mu Alpha Theta (mathematics club), Research club

Stanford University

N/A, Engineering

Took an introductory summer course in engineering at the EPGY program.

Harvard University

Computer Science

Took classes on computer programming and data structures.

Honors & Awards

Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Summer 2008
National Merit Scholar, 2006
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) Research Scholarship, Summer 2006
TAMS Honor Society, May 2007
Academic Decathlon State Gold Medal (interview), 4th place in mathematics, March 2004
GMAT General test -- 770 total score, Quant: 50, Verbal: 45, Writing: 5.5

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