"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB

Lin Li


Lin Li was born in 1994 in Hefei, China. He obtained the BSc degree from Hua Zhong Normal University in 2016. Then, he studied Financial Mathematics at University College London in the UK and was awarded the MSc degree with Distinction in November 2017. During he master’s study, he acquired intensive practical knowledge in Quantitative Finance and also had basic knowledge of Machine Learning. Besides, he got two periods of internships in Prudential, Hong Kong and XDF, Hefei, respectively.

Research Interest

Operations Management

Quantitative Finance

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I chose the PhD program in GESS at the University of Mannheim, because it was a good fit to my academic background. It will provide me with deep insights into the field of Operations Management. It also promises to offer comprehensive training in doing research, which is a plus to doctoral candidates.