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Jethro Ma - Welcome to my personal website. I am a Master of Finance student currently studying at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to coming to MIT, I studied Computer Science and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. I am interested in the financial markets and problems in mathematics, computer science, and the sciences.

Please freely browse through my website. If you have any questions regarding the codes in the portfolio section, please send me an e-mail. You can contact me regarding anything.

July 5, 2011

I started my Master of Finance program at MIT Sloan School of Management. So far, I have met some very interesting people.

Aug. 31, 2010

I am in Manhattan, New York for my internship at Morgan Stanley as a Quantitative Analyst in the Quantitative Research group.

Aug. 31, 2009

I am in Mountain View, California for a 2nd internship at Google as a software engineer. This time I will be doing research and analysis on the MapReduce framework used at Google, identifying bottlenecks, and outline possible improvements.

Sept. 2, 2008

EA Grand Slam Tennis

I am in Burnaby, British Columbia on a co-op work term with Electronic Arts, Inc., developing an unreleased title on PowerPC architectures (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation3, Nintendo Wii).

Update: Now the game is released: Grand Slam Tennis for the Wii!

Aug. 15, 2008


Officially decided to switch programs from Nanotechnology Engineering into Computer Science and Actuarial Science.

Jan. 7, 2008

Pic at Google
I am in Silicon Valley, California for my Term 2A co-op work term in Google Inc. as a Platforms Engineer. I will be analyzing the performance of Google's RPC layer used in tens of thousands of machines in Google data centers.

Sept. 10, 2007

I am back in UW for Term 2A of the Nanotechnology Engineering program. Meanwhile, I am also working as a part-time researcher in the Advanced Micro-/Nanodevices Lab.

May 1, 2007

I am currently on my 1B Nanotechnology Engineering co-op work term at University of Waterloo's Advanced Micro-/Nanodevices Lab under the supervision of Dr. John T.W. Yeow. I am currently designing novel micro/nanodevices for biomedical applications.