Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Big Apple!!

It was one busy week. Monday, took a flight with a classmate to NYC (red eye), checked into a hotel in Times Square, slept most of Tuesday morning, and then went to an information session + alumni event organized by MFE, which was well organized. (Ran into the famous "correctomundo" from the Global-derivatives forums!!) After the event, went out for drinks with some alums to the chic' meatpacking district, which was a lot of fun!!

Next morning, dragged myself to the IAFE event, and helped setup the MFE booth. The event was well attended, and I met some nice folks, both from academia and industry. I enjoyed the panels on Risk and the keynote lecture by Phelim Boyle. Incidentally, this was the first time, someone referred to me as "Quantjock".. It was none other than Aloke from NYU, who I had interacted from an earlier email exchange. We chatted at length at the differences and similarities of our respective programs.

Thursday/Friday, we moved to Jersey to stay with a friend, and kept it low key, visiting some friends on the Street, and looking over Stoch calculus in Manhattan coffeeshops for the upcoming exam. Also ate some great indo-chinese food (American chop-suey anyone?) at the Lex-33rd area of NYC.

Back in the bayarea, and getting ready for that exam!!!


Blogger aloke said...

Quantjock!!! ;-)

Send me the co-ordinates of that indo-chinese place...

6:04 PM, May 28, 2006  
Blogger Quantjock said...

i am drawing a blank as to the co-ordinates. Just remember that it was close to a bunch of indian restuarants.. sorry :)

8:42 PM, May 30, 2006  

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