Prior joining the Department of Finance at IBSS in 2022, Dr. Hefei Wang was a professor of Finance and director of the Financial Big Data Lab at the Renmin University of China. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a masters in Statistics from Stanford University. She has also worked as an assistant professor of Finance at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and served as a visiting Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a quantitative researcher at China Investment Corporation. Dr. Wang’s research interests include theoretical corporate finance, dynamic asset allocation and Financial Big Data. She was co-PI for a number of research grants, including the CME research grant, China National Natural Science Foundation Key Program and Youth Program. She was invited to present her research at top international conferences and institutions including the American Economic Association (AEA) annual meetings, the US Federal Reserves, US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Asian Development Bank Institute, etc. She is currently on the board of directors for Pengyang Asset Management Company, the Cambricon Fintech Research Institute and China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) Algorithms and Fintech committee. She has received recognitions from the city of Suzhou including Jinji Lake Leading Talent Award and the Suzhou Industrial Park Excellent Educator Award.