About Me

I am Sayan Chakraborti. I work in the field of Quantitative Finance. I have also been a Management Consultant and used to be an Astrophysicist before that.

I got my PhD (2006-2012) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. I was a Junior Fellow and ITC Fellow (2012-2015), at the Society of Fellows and Center for Astrophysics, of the Harvard University . My area of research involved, massive stars (more than eight times the mass of our Sun) which explode as Supernovae at the end of their lives. I studied the populations that these stars come from and their effects on their environments. I investigated the shock waves that a Supernova produces while interacting with the matter around its parent star. I wrote about any new findings in papers, which can be found easily at these pages at SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System and Google Scholar.

In 2016 I joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant and helped many large corporations solve their pressing problems. In 2018 I joined Renaissance Technologies, where I build quantitative models of financial markets.