Project Leader

Prof. Jerome YEN

Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology

Prof. Jerome Yen currently a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration and also the Head of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Macau.  He has very unique career path is that he used to serve in the financial industry, research institute, and academics that his research covers wide spectrum includes quantitative modeling, information technologies, and finance.  He was the Director of Internet Finance at ASTRI before he joined the University of Macau.  He was the Director of Quantitative Finance Program at HKUST from 2007 to 2010.  He received his PhD. in 1992 in Systems Engineering and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. He has taught at leading universities, such as, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Prof. Yen was a Senior Vice President (SVP) and Deputy Chief Risk Officer at Cathay Financial Holdings (CFH) from 2005 to 2007.  CFH is one of the Forbes 500 and Fortune 500 firms.  He also provided advisory/consulting services to leading financial institutions, for example, Societe Generale, Hang Seng Bank, AIA, Bank of East Asia (BEA), Essences Securities in China, SinoPac, and China Construction Bank (CCB) in risk management, exotic options and structured products pricing, as well as models/systems to support quantitative/hedge funds.   His current research cover innovation management, FinTech, Blockchain, program trading and high frequency trading (HFT), as well as application of FPGA and parallel computing to support financial computing.

Research Team

Prof. Rose Neng LAI

Dean, Honours College

Professor

Faculty of Business Administration

Rose Neng LAI is Professor of Finance of the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Macau, and the Dean of the Honours College of the University since 2019. She was a Visiting Fellow in 2010 and is the Life Member of the Clare Hall of the University of Cambridge. She runs the Executive Director Office for the Asian Real Estate Society, for which she was the President in 2007, as well as executive director and the past President (2012) of the Board of the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress. She has also sat on various committees in international Associations such as the AREUEA and the ARES, and academic search/promotion committees for various universities such as University of Cambridge, University College London and University of Melbourne. Her research in real estate finance and economics, behavioral finance, and risk management has been published in the Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Real Estate Research, and others. She won the 2019 International Real Estate Society Achievement Award, and the 2017 Edwin Mills Best Paper Award. She is currently the Executive Editor of the International Real Estate Review. She has also led several government consultancy projects, joined think-tanks and committees for expert opinions, and consulted by international bodies. She earned her BBA from the University of East Asia (predecessor of the University of Macau), MBA from the Simon Fraser University, Canada, and her PhD in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Guangjian TU

Professor

Faculty of Law

Prof. Guangjian Tu is currently a Full Professor of Law, Director for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in the School of Law of University of Macau, a life member of Clare Hall (Cambridge University), an elected associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a Standing Member of the Chinese Society of Private International Law and the Convener for Inter-regional Legal Studies among Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. He is an editor for Chinese Journal of International Law (SSCI-indexed) and the global blog of www.conflictoflaws.net. He also serves as an arbitrator in quite a few arbitration institutions such as Guangzhou Arbitration Commission. He formally started his academic career at the University of Macau in September 2007. Since then, he has been teaching and researching in the field of cross-border legal issues, especially Chinese inter-regional conflict of laws. So far, he has published three monographs and many academic articles in widely-circulated and internationally-recognized journals. He has acted as a referee for many journals and universities in PhD examinations or other matters, inter alia, Journal of Private International Law, Hong Kong Law Journal, Chinese Journal of International Law, Asia Pacific Law Review, The China Review, China Review of International Law, University of Melbourne (Australia), City University of Hong Kong, Macau University of Science and Technology etc。

Prof. Jet Lianjie SHU

Professor

Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Lianjie Shu is currently Professor in Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) at University of Macau. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Xi’an Jiao Tong University, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), respectively. He currently serves an Associate Editor on Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. He is a senior member of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and American Society for Quality (ASQ). He currently serves as the Deputy Director of Business Research and Training Center and the PhD program Director in FBA. His recent research interests include Quantitative Finance, High-dimensional Statistics, and Statistical Quality Control. He has published more than 60 journal papers. His publications appear on a wide variety of journals such as Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Statistics in Medicine, Naval Research Logistics, IISE Transactions, etc.

Prof. Cheris Wing Chi CHOW

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business Administration

Prof. Cheris W. C. Chow is an Associate Professor in Marketing at University of Macau. She received her Ph.D. in marketing from the City University of Hong Kong. She teaches modules on Consumer Behavior, Integrated Marketing Communications, Entertainment Marketing and Brand Management at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research interest focuses on consumer psychology, advertising management, services marketing, and tourism & hospitality management. She has published papers in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, and International Journal of Hospitality Management, etc.

Prof. Chow received best paper award in several international conferences in US, Mainland China and HK. She was the registered report editor of Psychology & Marketing in 2020. She also served as ad hoc reviewer for business and marketing journals including Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Global Marketing, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, etc. She was also the organizing committee member of the 5th World Business Ethics Forum and acted as the track chair of the 27th Annual World Business Congress in 2018.

In addition to teaching and research, Prof. Chow is devoted to human resources training and marketing research in commercial circles. She has provided staff training for Sheraton Hotel (Zhongshan), Yuehai Hotel (Shanghai), Prudential Insurance Company (HK) and the major hotels and casinos in Macau. She has also worked on consultancy projects for China Travel Services Ltd, travel agencies in HK, hotels in Mainland China, etc.

Prof. Minghua LIU

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Liu is currently an associate professor of finance at Faculty of Business Administration. Before joining University of Macau, he worked in AUT University, New Zealand, and in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also worked as an assistant vice president of asset/liability management at DBS Bank in Singapore.

Dr. Liu’s areas of expertise are in banking, investments and financial risk management. He has published over 30 papers in well-known journals, e.g., Journal of Banking & Finance, Energy Economics, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Accounting & Finance, Economic Modelling, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, etc. His publications are well cited by his peers.

He has taught many finance courses at undergraduate, MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, Master of Business and PhD levels, for example, derivative securities, fixed income securities, financial modeling, bank treasury management, commercial bank management, financial risk management, financial management, etc. He has won three best paper awards in major international finance conferences and also received the teacher of the year award and best service of the department award.

Dr. Liu has extensive experiences in executive training for senior bank managers, central bankers, government officials in the area of banking, trading/investment, financial derivatives, financial risk management, etc.

Prof. Susan Jinjuan REN

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Jinjuan Ren has been an associate professor in finance at University of Macau since 2015. She was an assistant professor at University of Macau from 2009 – 2015. She obtained a B.A. degree in Accounting from Fudan University in 2001, an MPhil degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Hong Kong in 2004, and a PhD degree in Finance from University of Hong Kong in 2009. Her research areas include empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, and fintech. She published papers in top journals such as Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance, etc. She is a CFA charter-holder.

Prof. Lewis Hon Keung TAM

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business Administration

Lewis H.K. Tam is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance and Business Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau. Lewis has a diversified portfolio of research outputs. His research interests include corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, empirical asset pricing, Chinese stock market, corporate social responsibilities, and financial technology.

Lewis obtained his Ph.D. degree in finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He got his first degree in finance at the HKUST as well. Besides, he became a CFA Charterholder in 2008 after passing three levels of the CFA examinations and accumulating four years of relevant work experience.

Ms. Sofia Zhe MA

Senior Instructor

Faculty of Law

Dr. Zhe Ma is currently a Senior Instructor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau.

In 2012, Dr. Ma obtained her first law degree from the Law School of Peking University, where she also got a minor degree in Economics from the National School of Development of Peking University. After the graduation, she went to Portugal to study Portuguese and Portuguese Business Law, respectively at the University of Lisbon and the School of Lisbon of Catholic University of Portugal. From 2014 to 2021, Dr. Ma conducted her postgraduate research at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, focusing on general theories of business law, on which she received her degree of PhD in Law.

Her research interests include general theories of business law, company law, bankruptcy law, securities law, financial law, banking law, contract law, legal history, legal perspectives on science and technology, etc. Dr. Ma is fluent in Portuguese, and she has translated some Portuguese law textbooks into Chinese. She also provided legal opinions and advisory/consulting services to the management of the University of Macau, the Macau government, and some public institutions in the mainland.

Before joining the University of Macau, Dr. Ma was Trainee Lawyer in the area of Capital Market and Researcher at the Hong Kong and Macau Basic Law Research Center of Shenzhen University.