Game Show Talk by Jane Street

Date: Wednesday, October 9th

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: CS 105
Details: Food and beverages will be served.

About the talk

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm, and the fundamental problem we work on every day is how to uncover mathematical and statistical relationships between tradable assets. We’ve found that thinking critically about game shows feels a lot like thinking critically about our problems at Jane Street. The class will talk about interesting problems that arise during game shows, and how the skills necessary to be a successful game show contestant are relevant to working at Jane Street. We will touch upon topics in probability, statistics, game theory, and behavioral economics.

About Jane Street

Our entrepreneurial culture is driven by our talented team of traders and programmers. At Jane Street, we don’t come to work wanting to leave. We come to work excited to test new theories, have thought-provoking discussions, and maybe sneak in a game of ping-pong or two. Keeping our culture casual and our employees happy is of paramount importance to us. You can learn more about us at www.janestreet.com