Main Organiser

Chen Ying

Chen Ying is a financial statistician and data scientist. She is Associate Professor in Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the National University of Singapore. She is developing statistical modelling and machine learning methods in complex (nonstationary, high frequency and large dimensional) data analytics and forecasting, text mining and sentiment analysis, network analysis. She works on data of cryptocurrency, limit order book, and renewable energy.

Simon Trimborn

Simon Trimborn is a research assistant at the National University of Singapore. His research is focused on the statistical and financial implications of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, He has expertise in dimension reduction, sparse estimation and network analytics in the blockchain, furthermore portfolio management and financial evaluation with cryptocurrencies. Besides his areas of expertise, his research interest is extended by identifying the factors behind the cryptocurrency price evolution.





Kian Guan Lim

Kian Guan Lim is OUB Chair Professor of Finance at the Singapore Management University. He has done research in things that were interesting to him, including in areas of financial economics, derivative mathematics, statistical econometrics, risk and asset management, decision sciences, shipping, and business eco-systems. He remains curious about FINTech disruptions and applications to microfinance, secured transactions, and digital technologies and futuristic AI and robotics.

Prateek Saxena

Prateek Saxena is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. His doctoral work was awarded the David J. Sakrison Memorial Award by the EECS Department at UC Berkeley for outstanding doctoral research. He is the recipient of the MIT TR35 Asia award for the Top 10 Innovators under 35 in Asia, the Young Research Award at NUS, the Dean’s Chair title at School of Computing - NUS, AT&T Award for Best Applied Security Research Paper selected from among all US universities, Symantec Research Graduate Fellowship, and several other best paper awards. His research work has had direct practical impact on several large-scale systems such as the Google Chrome add-ons platform, the Google Closure compiler, the web sandboxing infrastructure at Dropbox, and the public blockchain platforms like Zilliqa.

Ernie Teo

Ernie Teo is a research scientist at the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation. He is an economist by training and specializes in the areas of game theory and applied microeconomics with an application to high tech industries and received his PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Ernie is also adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore where he teaches a course on blockchain and distributed technologies. Prior to IBM, Ernie spent his career in academia and has published on topics of fintech, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, technology and economics.

Simon Schillebeeckx

Simon JD Schillebeeckx is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation in SMU. His research focuses on how new technologies affect value creation and appropriation and on how team dynamics affect creativity. His focal areas of expertise relate to blockchain technology and its disruptive potential as well as agricultural innovation. His main interest is on the intersection of blockchain technology, supply chain transparency, and sustainability.

Jussi Keppo

Professor Keppo teaches risk management and analytics courses, and directs analytics executive education programs at NUS Business School. He is also Co-Director of NUS Business Analytics Center. Previously, he taught at the University of Michigan. Professor Keppo's research has been supported by several Asian, European, and US agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He serves on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Risk, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Energy Markets. He has consulted several startups, Fortune 100 companies, and financial institutions.

Bin Ke

Dr. Bin KE is a Professor of Accounting, Provost’s Chair, and Director of Asia Accounting Research Centre at the NUS Business School. Dr. Ke’s primary research interests focus on the economic forces that determine the production and use of accounting information in business decisions. He is interested in using interdisciplinary approaches to tackle today’s complex business problems. Dr. Ke’s recent research focuses on financial reporting, managerial incentives, and investor protection in emerging markets with a particular focus on China. His research has been published in all major accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research. He was an editor of The Accounting Review over June 2011-May 2014.

David Lee Kuo Chuen

David Lee Kuo Chuen is Professor at Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Beng Chin Ooi

Beng Chin Ooi is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at National University of Singapore.