Last month, Hult students Diva Turial, Alonso Gallegos, and Julio Zavala Aguilar won first place in the MIT Fintech Challenge. They devised a way of detecting spoofing on share trades. We spoke to Julio—a Mexican national from the MBA Class of 2020—to find out more.
Hi Julio. Congratulations on your victory! Tell us how you got involved in the MIT Fintech Challenge?
What would you say was your team’s strength?
Tell us more about the challenge itself?
What was your solution?
I might invest the winnings into the stock market, now that I know so much about how it works!
Any classes that came in handy?
What do you plan to do with the winnings?
For the moment: save them. But I’m thinking I might invest in the stock market—this competition gave me a lot of knowledge about how it works!