Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Robert studied Systems Design Engineering at The University of Waterloo. He is currently residing in sunny California, working as an engineer. Robert's interest in finance began with conversations he held with one of his surfing friends and snowballed into a more serious interest. He came across Quantopian when searching the web for financial datasets and took to writing trading algorithms as an outlet for fusing his programming skills and his passion for capital markets and mathematical modeling.
"The only things that will get me up by sunrise are good surfing waves or the opening bell of the stock market."
Robert credits his success to his alma mater for giving him a great foundation in broad quantitative problem solving as well as his wife Alice for putting up with his late nights of coding.
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