The following are the researchers working on projects from IRFRC from various universities.

Uditha Balasooriya​

Prof Uditha Balasooriya was in the School of Nanyang Business School since 2001. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Statistics and Diploma in Statistics from the University of Sri Lanka, Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Western Ontario respectively. His research interests include reliability analysis, and actuarial modelling. He has done significant research work his research areas and published over 30 top quality international conference and journal papers. He has been often invited as a referee/reviewer for a number of premier journals, including IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Canadian Journal of Statistics, Journal of Actuarial Practice, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, and Technometrics. Dr. Balasooriya is a member of American Statistical Association, Canadian Statistical Society and Singapore Institute of Statistic.

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Enrico Biffis
Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance
Imperial College Business School

Enrico Biffis is an Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance at Imperial College Business School, a fellow of the Pensions Institute in London, a member of the Munich Risk and Insurance Center at LMU Munich, and an editor of ASTIN Bulletin – The Journal of the International Actuarial Association.

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Wai-Sum Chan, Ph.D., FSA,CERA
Professor, Department of Finance
CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Chan held teaching and research posts at the National University of Singapore, the University of Waterloo and the University of Hong Kong before his present appointment as Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan's research interests include Stochastic Asset Modeling, Actuarial Modeling and Financial Econometrics. He has had over 90 scientific articles published in scholarly journals. He is currently a Co-Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal. Dr. Chan has been teaching financial and actuarial courses since 1992.

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Caitriona Helena Heinl

​​​​Caitríona Heinl was in the Nanyang Business School Cyber Risk Management Project as Research Fellow responsible for leading cybersecurity policy analysis in March 2017. She transferred from the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at RSIS where she held the position of Research Fellow responsible for policy analysis on cyber issues since October 2012.

She publishes peer-reviewed articles and policy advisory reports on subjects that include international and regional cooperation on emerging cyber challenges, international security and international cyber policy research (norms, CBMs, capacity building), country case studies, national security implications of emerging technologies like cyber capabilities and increasingly autonomous technologies, public-private partnerships, and cyber defence. She currently holds a non-resident international fellowship with the ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre, Canberra.

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Atsuyuki Kogure
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Atsuyuki Kogure is a Professor of Statistics and Finance in the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Yale University. His previous academic experiences include a visiting researcher in the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at Bank of Japan and a visiting scholar in the Department of Statistics at Rice University, U.S.A. His main interest lies in the areas of risk modeling in insurance and finance. His recent research has focused on Bayesian methods for modeling multivariate risks and their applications to mortality-linked derivative pricing.

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Jackie Li Ka Ki
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
Macquarie University

Jackie Li is an Associate Professor in Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. He obtained his first Ph.D. in Actuarial Studies from the University of Melbourne, and his second Ph.D. in Demography from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA).

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Johnny S.H. Li, Ph.D., FSA
Fairfax Chair in Risk Management
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo

Dr. Li has made significant research contribution to the area of longevity risk. Part of his paper “Developing Mortality Improvement Formulae: The Canadian Insured Lives Case Study” is used in the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) Guidance Material. His research in this area has brought him several awards, including the Harold D. Skipper Best Paper Award from the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association and the Edward A. Lew Award (2nd place) from the Society of Actuaries. He is currently an Associate Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal and a member of the board of directors of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association.

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Andreas Milidonis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Finance
Department of Accounting & Finance,
School of Economics & Management, University of Cyprus

Andreas Milidonis holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University (USA - December 2006). His undergraduate degree was completed with honors in 2001 (First in class; Schreyer Honors College), in Actuarial Science (Minor in Mathematics) at the Pennsylvania State University. Andreas’ curriculum includes academic appointments with the Manchester Business School (UK), the University of Cyprus (Cyprus) and professional experience with Towers Perrin (USA).

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Shaun Shuxun Wang

Shaun Shuxun Wang was Professor of Actuarial Science at Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Dr. Wang is an internationally renowned expert on quantitative risk modeling and enterprise risk management. He has published over 30 refereed scholarly papers in top actuarial and insurance journals including the ASTIN Bulletin, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, The North American Actuarial Journal, and Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. Several of his papers received international awards, including the 2010 Robert Mehr Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association, and "most citations". He is the inventor of the "Wang Transform", a widely-cited actuarial formula for pricing risks.

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Zhigang Xie
Professor, Insurance & Actuarial Studies
School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics

Dr. Zhigang Xie is professor of insurance & actuarial studies at Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE). He joined SUFE in 1996 after receiving a Ph.D. at The University of Leeds, UK. Since 1997 he has been the program chair of the actuarial studies at SUFE.

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John Yong​​
Mr John Yong is a former Director, Infocomm Security Group, formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) currently known as GovTech.​

John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a seasoned infocomm security professional who has dedicated his 35year career to this field, both in the public and private sectors. He started his career with the Ministry of Defence before joining the then National Computer Board (NCB) in 1991 to head its IT Security Department. Thereafter, he moved to the private sector and worked for a number of Multi-National Corporations in various management and consulting roles.   

Prior to joining IDA, he served as Chief Security Advisor to a major Southeast Asian telecommunications group. In recognition of his achievements and contributions, John received the International Data Group (IDG) ASEAN Chief Security Officer (CSO) Awards and honoured as one of the most outstanding Chief Security Officers in 2013.

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Ge​orge Zanjani
AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance
Associate Professor, Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Georgia State University

Dr. George Zanjani is an associate professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Department of Georgia State University. He currently holds the AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance.

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