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  Issue 25 | Archive November 2015

New Faces @ RMI

New Staff

Eve Liew joined RMI on 2 November 2015 as a Manager. Eve was previously from Singapore Management University (SMU), Office of Advancement, where her role was to strategize and implement the stewardship programme to create a pleasant and positive philanthropic experience for the donors and thereafter develop sustainable giving. Prior to that, she was with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where she held various main portfolios such as special projects and undergraduate related matters throughout her three years in College of Science. She has also gained invaluable experience as a full-time mother caring for her two kids for about a year before she joined SMU. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Yan Yanying joined RMI as a Research Analyst on 28 September 2015. Yanying got her Bachelor’s in Information and Computing Science from Jiangnan University in July 2008, and later graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from NUS in February 2014. Prior to joining RMI, she worked for one year as a Research Assistant on Competitiveness Analysis for ASEAN-10 Economies and Geweke Causality Analysis at Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. She comes from Zhejiang, China and enjoys badminton, jogging, movies and travelling in her spare time.

Zhang Zhifeng also joined RMI as a Research Associate starting from 15 September 2015. He obtained his PhD in Condensed Matter Theory after completing his bachelor’s degree at NTU. He is interested in applying physics and mathematics to other areas such as economic and financial systems. On weekends, he enjoys playing soccer and snooker.

Prassanthi Muralidharan joined RMI’s Credit Research Initiative (CRI) as a Research Analyst on 31 August 2015. Prassanthi is a graduate student pursuing Master of Computing at NUS. Prior to this she has been working with RMI in the CRI Client Services Team as an intern for almost a year. Upon completing her Bachelors of Engineering (Computer Science) in India, she worked as a Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions in data warehousing domain. She is a Carnatic music singer and an avid traveller.


Prof. Wang Neng visited RMI from 5 to 9 October 2015. Prof. Wang is Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate and Finance at Columbia Business School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the Honorary Dean at the School of Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is a recipient of the “Thousand Talents” Program, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Chinese government. He has won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize awarded by the Journal of Finance, and the Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award from Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He received B.S. in Physical Chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 1992, M.S. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1995, M.I.A. in International Relations and Pacific Studies from the University of California, San Diego in 1997, and PhD in the Finance from Stanford University in 2002. Prof. Wang’s visit was co-hosted by RMI and the Institute of Real Estate Studies.

Prof. Fuh Cheng-Der visited RMI from 13 August 2015 to 12 September 2015. Prof. Fuh received his B.S. in Mathematics, from National Central University, Taiwan, in 1980, and his Ph.D. in Statistics and Mathematics, from Iowa State University, Iowa, USA, in 1989. After graduation, he joined Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Currently, he is a Chair Professor at National Central University, where he has worked since 2006. His research interests are in the areas of change point detection, hidden Markov models, and quantitative finance.

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