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  Issue 19 | Archive May 2014

New Faces @ RMI


Mr. Dedy Dwi Prastyo a PhD student at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, visited RMI for the second time from 20 February to 11 March 2014. His research interest includes risk modeling, econometric time series, computational statistics, machine learning and multivariate analysis. He visited RMI to research on the Project "An Adaptive Forward Intensity Model and Variable Selection" supervised by Prof Wolfgang Hardle. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, both majored in Statistics, from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

A/P Madhu Kalimipalli is visiting RMI from 2 May to 31 July. Dr. Kalimipalli is currently an Associate Professor in Finance at the School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). He is also an affiliated member of the Waterloo Research institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative finance (WatRISQ), University of Waterloo. A/P Kalimipalli holds a PhD in Finance from the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, and MA degrees in Economics from Rutgers University and the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India. Prior to joining Laurier in 2000, he was a visiting Assistant professor at the Faculty of Management in McGill University. His research is broadly in the areas of risk-management and fixed income markets.

New Staff

Dr. Eleni Sofokleous joined RMI as a Research Fellow on 5 May 2014. Eleni studied Economics (BSc) in the University of Athens and International Banking and Finance (MSc) in Durham University, UK. She then pursued and earned her PhD in Accounting and Finance from Durham University, UK. Her PhD is titled Motives, Default Risk and Valuation Errors in Corporate Takeovers. For two years, Eleni earned the PhD Dean's Scholarship from Durham Business School and the award for an exceptional doctoral presentation. Her main research interests are Corporate Finance, Credit Risk and Mergers and Acquisitions. Eleni has prior consulting experience with a market research company, working primarily in large data management and analysis. She also worked as a research associate in Cyprus University of Technology. Additionally, Eleni taught several courses in Finance, Econometrics and Economics and served as a lecturer in MBA level for two years.

Ms. Yao Yao joined RMI as a Research Analyst on 1 April 2014. Yao graduated from School of Information System, Singapore Management University, with bachelor degree of Information System Management. Prior to joining RMI, she worked as ERP Project Manager at Moleac and IT consultant at Porsche Asia Pacific. Yao is from Chengdu, China. She likes swimming, music, and reading. The genre of music she enjoys most is rock, and detective for books.

Ms. Li Lei joined RMI as Manager in charge of the Institute’s executive education on 26 February 2014. She obtained her MBA degree from Peking University and her bachelor degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Having worked for NUS on and off for the past seven years, Li Lei has accumulated massive experiences in education industry, especially in executive education, marketing and customer service. Originally from Beijing, she and her husband first landed in Singapore in 2002, and spent three years in London from 2007 to 2010. They are now re-settled down in Singapore. Li Lei enjoys playing both badminton and tennis and plays it on every weekend. She also loves traveling and wine.

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