Kushagra Urs

I'm a Masters student at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University majoring in Information Systems and a focus in Finance. I also hold a B.E in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University in India. I've worked as a Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, New York, over the summer and as a Senior Engineer at Vmware in Palo Alto, California, prior to my Masters. As part of my inter-disciplinary Masters program, I have had multiple interactions with the Finance department at Stern taking over half my courses here. I've also held multiple Teaching Assistant positions for the MBA as well as the MS in Risk Management programs. I have also worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Research Computing at Stern assisting the Volatility Lab in systemic risk analysis and also as a Research Assistant in the Information Systems group. My research interests are broad and cover Corporate Finance, International Macro-Finance and Systemic Risk. I chose Stern for the top-notch faculty and research. In my interactions with the faculty, the open door policy and their willingness to collaborate and co-create set itself apart from other schools. Besides, the advantage of living in the best city in the world and having immediate Institutional access in NYC made NYU Stern my top choice.