Cyrille Nzouda is a PhD student in the department of Statistics. His research area of interest is vast volatility (covariance matrix) estimation using high frequency financial data. His advisor is Dr. Shunpu Zhang. He also works as a graduate teaching assistant, and has been teaching STAT 218: Introduction to Statistics.Cyrille is originally from Cameroon, where he got his masters with thesis in Applied Mathematics and Econometrics. He had taught there for 3 years, and developed his passion in financial markets. Cyrille likes multi-cultural activities. He speaks French, English, and is now working in his fluency in Spanish.