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Oracle vAPF84
Aug 23 10 Comments

Hi all,

I’m currently working at Oracle for the last 1.5 years as a software engineer. I have a bachelors from one of the IITs, no masters. I have pretty decent quantative reasoning skills and was accepted for PhD programme in a top 10 school (not top 4) for Theoretical Computer Science I have extensive experience in Math Olympiad and ICPC competitions, though I could't represent the country but was ranked pretty decently in the national level. Also know a fair bit of advanced math like martingale theory and measure theory. Would like to be a quant but know its not possible right now. How much would getting a part time MS in Applied Math/Stats help me assuming I get into a place like Stanford/NYU/Columbia.

Also I am interested in low latency programming so would appreciate any referrals.

Tc: 120, yoe:1.5

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  • NVIDIA lovelybird
    You lost me at "Oracle"
    Aug 23 2
    • Oracle vAPF84
      OP
      I joined Oracle because they gave me an h1b right after an undergrad from India.
      Aug 23
    • NVIDIA lovelybird
      Yeah and I ate at Taco Bell six hours ago and haven't quit shitting my brains out, but you don't see me trying to justify it either 🥴
      Aug 23
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    My first piece of advice is to learn how to spell career.
    Aug 23 2
    • Oracle vAPF84
      OP
      Sorry didn't spellcheck it.
      Aug 23
    • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
      Shouldn't really need it.
      Aug 23
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    Aug 23 1
  • Google
    There is a public group chat called "Mathematics" if you're interested
    Aug 23 1
    • Oracle vAPF84
      OP
      Thank you so much, didn't know about this.
      Aug 23

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