Chaoran Yu (Chinese: 于超然) is a software engineer working on big data problems. Outside his day job, he's an investor in stocks and real estate, which means while not coding, he spends his time following the news, reading company filings and scouting out real estate deals. He's also an avid reader of books on history, finance and psychology.


Chaoran is passionate about distributed systems. Open source software is his favorite.

Chaoran's resume is available here. Email him for the most up-to-date version.


The following books are Chaoran's favorites. Send him a message if you've read them as well or if you share similar interests!

  • The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail, Ray Dalio
  • The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor, Howard Marks
  • The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography, Simon Singh
  • A Random Walk down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing, Burton Malkiel
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, Richard Thaler