My Skills

I'm a full stack engineer specializing in Machine Learning solutions. I also love tinkering with microcontrollers.

Programming Skills

  • Python
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Java
  • C/C++
  • Matlab
  • R
  • Objective C

Web Development

  • HTML
  • JQuery
  • CSS
  • Rails
  • Django
  • PHP


Quantitative Training. Managerial Experience. Engineering successful outcomes in the finance and technology sectors.

Education & Certifications

  • Harvard University

    M.S. Computational Science and EngineeringCambridge, Massachussetts
  • Columbia University

    B.S. Computer Science, Economics Minor New York, New York
    • GPA: 3.7,
    • Deans List all semesters
    • President: ACM
    • Associate Principal Cellist of Columbia University Orchestra, Spring 2009
  • Great Neck North High School

    Great Neck, New York
    • Valedictorian
    • National AP Scholar (14 APs)
    • All-state Cellist
    • SAT: 2360/2400
    • SAT II: Math 800/800, History: 790/800,Physics 780/800

Professional Experience

  • Millennium Management

    Portfolio Manager & Quant Researcher

    • Ran a Quantitative Strategy as a Portfolio Manager
    • Recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30

  • Balyasny Asset Management


    • Utilized alternative data to generate investable insights
    • Large-scale web-scraping orchestration with AWS
    • Improved workflow efficiency, visibility and consistency with custom tooling such as dashboards and automated reports

  • Goldman Sachs

    Quantitative Strategist

    • Applied machine learning to improve operational efficiency at the company level
    • Strategized with key stakeholders to develop custom solutions for data-rich problems such as derivatives contract liquidity

  • Program Manager - Microsoft

    Program Management

    • Played an instrumental role in managing resources and synergizing efforts of engineers across development, test and design disciplines to create feed-aggregating infrastructure to power a local news application
    • Architected, orchestrated and shipped a search feature for the new msn
    • Managed strategic relationships with a top news provider to specify logistics and cement process flow for feed ingestion of audio media

  • Dorm Room Fund - Investment Team Partner

    Venture Capital

    • Selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants to serve on First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund investment team that oversaw the allocation of $500,000 into student-run startups
    • Played an instrumental role in managing resources and synergizing efforts of engineers across development, test and design
    • Sourced deal-flow, and led business development efforts for the inaugural New York City team

  • Black Rock - Portfolio Analytics Group Analyst

    Financial Services Risk Management

    • Streamlined workflow and produced enhancements to in-house analytics tools
    • Coordinated with the Municipal Bond Portfolio Managers to construct a VBA-based inventory surveillance tool.
    • Introduced critical safeguard into the analytics production jobstream to backup factor parameters in case of data corruption
    • Released embedded perl script to graphically depict night jobs dependency hierarchies using the graphviz library.

Sample Work

I love tinkering with cool hardware, web development, and machine learning. Below are some of my pet projects.
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  • Hardware

About Me

A little about myself, my interests and background.
My Story

Hailing from Great Neck, New York, Cole Diamond is a alumnus of Columbia Engineering where he majored in Computer Science and minored in Economics. As a graduate student, Cole studied data science in the Computational Science and Engineering masters program at Harvard. A former member of the Dorm Room Fund and HackNY Fellow (Class of 2011), Cole is passionate about technological entrepreneurship. Cole is also a former Program Manager at Microsoft, Quantitative Analyst at Goldman Sachs , Analyst at Balyasny Asset Management and Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management . Cole was honored by Forbes in their annual 30 under 30 list in 2019 in the finance category for his work at Millennium.

Please feel free to download my resume below.

Personal Info
Name Cole Diamond


These are all the classes I've taken in College and Grad School.


Some awesome people I've had the pleasure to work alongside.
Dr. Daniel Weinstock
Director, Computational Science and Engineering Program at Harvard

An experienced Machine Learning practitioner, Cole is highly knowledgeable about cutting-edge tools in statistical analaysis and inference. He thrived in his Graduate studies despite taking some of the most quantitatively rigorous courses at Harvard.

Phin Barnes
Partner, First Round Capital

While a member of the first class of the Dorm Room Fund NYC team, Cole helped source investment opportunities, further business development and drive investment decisions. His input directly led to the investment of Dorm Room Fund's capital in several seed-stage companies.

Austin Reiter
Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University

As Cole's former professor at Columbia University and manager at LSR Consulting, I can attest to Cole's effectiveness as a student and as an employee. During my Computer Vision course, Cole demonstrated mastery of the material and strong communication skills. Thereafter, I worked alongside Cole in providing techincal consulting to enterprises looking to leverage Computer Vision algorithms.


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