MCS Alumni Profile: Chenyu Yang

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by

I graduated from Gustavus in 2010 with a BA in Mathematics. I earned a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan six years later. I am currently an assistant professor at the Simon Business School, University of Rochester.


How did the MCS department help you get where you are today?

A solid background in applied mathematics and programming.

What is your favorite memory or memories of the MCS department?

Jeff Rosoff decided to start an independent study class in algebraic geometry for three students, and taking that class was an amazing intellectual tour de force for us. Jeff’s home-made corn beef was equally amazing.

Anything else you would like to add or mention?


I remember my time at Gustavus very fondly; it was just a fantastic combination of great professors and fun classmates. In general, I think the faculty provides tremendous support for independent study and research, and lays the groundwork for many students to pursue a career in both the industry and academia.


Thanks for the update Chenyu. It’s good to hear from you.

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