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.