Philipp Plank



University of Oxford September 2023 - July 2024
MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance
St Hugh's College
BSc Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
passed with distinction
Thesis: Deep Reinforcement Learning for trading volatile markets
Konrad Lorenz Gymnasium Gänserndorf September 2011 - June 2019
"Realgymnasium mit Darstellender Geometrie"
Austrian "Reifeprüfung" with distinction

Awards & Scholarships

Excellence Scholarship by Provincial Government of Lower Austria August 2023
The Excellence Scholarships were awarded to 6 students from Lower Austria (in 2023) with outstanding performance who pursue degrees at the world’s leading universities (e.g. Stanford, ETH Zürich, Oxford, ...)
Saven European Scholarship by University of Oxford June 2023
Saven European Scholarships have been created by a generous gift from Mr Bjorn Saven (Founder Chairman of IK Investment Partners and Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford) to support selected graduate students from twelve European countries
TU Wien TOP Fellow by Technische Universität Wien February 2023
Community for high-potential students and successful alumni in leading positions
Merit-based scholarship by Vienna University of Technology December 2022
Early Student Award by Austrian Mathematical Society September 2022
awarded to ~25 students with outstanding performance after the first four semesters of their bachelor’s degree; students were selected from all Austrian universities offering a mathematics programme

Internships & Work Experience

UNIQA Insurance Group AG, Vienna, Austria July 2023 - August 2023
Intern - NatCat Competence Center (Research & Development)
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria October 2022 - June 2023
Academic Tutor - Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry
UNIQA Insurance Group AG, Vienna, Austria July 2022 - August 2022
Intern - NatCat Competence Center (Research & Development)
Finnoconsult, Vienna, Austria July 2021 - August 2021
Digital Analyst Intern
Intern - Restructuring
Austrian Red Cross, Gaenserndorf, Austria July 2019 - June 2020
Paramedic - "Compulsory Community Service" (from April 2020 onwards: "Extraordinary Community Service")
Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Boerse AG), Vienna, Austria August 2017 & 2018
Intern - Listings & Indices

Language Skills

German Native tongue English Proficiency
(CEFR Level C2)

Skills & Additional Qualifications

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Grade A
  • ECDL Advanced Expert (proficient use of Microsoft Office)

Programming Skills
  • familiar with C++, Python, R, SQL, LaTeX & VBA


Austrian Red Cross July 2020 - December 2021
Voluntary Paramedic April 2020 - August 2020
Backend Engineer