John Robert Reed

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WorldQuant University advances global education through an instructor-led, tuition-free master’s degree program in Financial Engineering. We prepare promising students for distinguished careers in research, strategy, trading, and technology in both emerging and established markets.

WQU is founded on the belief that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. With enrollment in more than 35 countries, our programs bring world-class education to students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

WorldQuant University was established as a not-for-profit in 2015 by Igor Tulchinsky and is funded by the WorldQuant Foundation, whose primary mission is to make high-quality education more accessible, worldwide.


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Wall Street Journal

WorldQuant University Mints Masters of Financial Engineering

Steve Rosenbush – August 24th, 2017


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Daphne Kis


Daphne Kis has led, invested in, and nurtured more than 35 start-up enterprises internationally and has worked on numerous technology-related initiatives. She is a is a firm believer in the meaningful role technology can play in addressing educational, health and cultural issues across industries. Her commitment to the global empowerment of women in entrepreneurship has motivated her to actively pursue and advise mentor organizations including SheEO, the Women’s Quorum Initiative, and the Springboard Enterprises Tech Council.

In addition to serving as the CEO of WorldQuant University, Kis is a co-founder of digital health startup Litmus Health and expert advisor to the Markle Foundation’s Rework America initiative, where she served as its original project director.

Kis is a board director at and at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a national affiliate network that supports more than five million school children in the U.S. Previously, she spent nearly two decades as co-owner, President and CEO of EDventure Holdings. She holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in History from Hampshire College.

Kis resides in New York City with her husband and is the proud mother of two adult daughters.


Igor Tulchinsky


Igor Tulchinsky is founder and CEO of WorldQuant LLC, a global private investment management complex established in 2007. Before that, he spent 12 years as a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager at Millennium Management LLC. Tulchinsky was also a venture capitalist, scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, video game programmer and author. He recently founded WorldQuant University, which will offer the world's first free online accredited master's degree in quantitative finance, as well as WorldQuant Ventures, an angel investment firm focused on technology and data companies. Tulchinsky also established the WorldQuant Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on making a positive impact through targeted donations worldwide. He holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Texas, completed in a record nine months, and an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurship from the Wharton School.