2019 SYSBS Workshop on FinTech


The “2019 SYSBS Workshop on FinTech” is supported by the International Journal of Financial Engineering (IJFE). The workshop is aimed to create a direct channel for scholars interested in FinTech. We encourage FinTech research and development in the intersection of finance and new technologies including artificial intelligence, agent-based modeling, big data and blockchain. The main objective of the workshop is to provide an in-depth exchange platform for scholars and professionals from different academic backgrounds in FinTech.


We also hope that “2019 SYSBS Workshop on FinTech” will provide a broad vision for financial industry, postgraduate students, as well as young scholars to understand the most recent advance of Fintech and practice.




Date26th-27th April, 2019

The Host: Business School, Sun Yat-sen University

Location: S221, Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

The Sponsors:

International Journal of Financial Engineering (IJFE)

FM & Engineering & AS Division, Chinese Society for Industrial and 

Applied Mathematics (CSIAM)





Prof. Xuezhong (Tony) He

Professor Tony He has been a Professor in Finance at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since 2010. He has been a co-editor of Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (an ABDC A* journal) since 2013. Tony is an internationally recognized expert in financial market modelling and nonlinear dynamics in finance and economics.



Prof. Longbing Cao

Dr. Cao is a professor of information technology at the Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS; and the founding Director of the UTS Advanced Analytics Institute, UTS. His main efforts in the past decades have been made on studying data science fundamental issues, general machine learning and artificial intelligence issues, and better practice and actionable discovery for enterprise data science and analytics-driven decision-support..



Prof. Bohui Zhang

Prof. Bohui Zhang is Executive Associate Dean of the School of Management and Economics, and Presidential Chair Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He studies the role of information intermediaries on capital markets, Chinese and foreign capital markets, and Fintech.



Prof. Nan Chen

Professor Nan received his MSc degree in Probability and Statistics in 2001 at Peking University, his MPhil and PhD degrees in 2006 at Columbia University, USA. He joined the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006. He studies Quantitative Methods in Finance and Risk Management, Monte Carlo Simulation and Applied Probability.



Associate Prof. Guoqi QIAN

Dr. Qian is an associate professor in the University of Melbourne. He is a statistician and applied mathematician with research expertise in statistics theory, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational statistics, and mathematical and statistical methods for climatology, ecology and environment. The application part of his research involves developing stochastic models for representing big and complex data, developing computationally efficient algorithms for data mining and simulation, and developing operational statistical procedures for prediction.



Associate Prof. Xiaofeng Ma

Dr. Xiaofeng Ma is Director of Shanghai Blockchain Technology Research Centre and Dean of Tongji Blockchain Research Institute. He is associate Professor of Tongji Universityadjunct Professor of Paris School of Business and Chief Expert of Centre for Financial Technology and Security of Shanghai University of  Finance and Economics. He was  Head of expert team for Blockchain Standards of China Electronic Standardization Institute in 2016 and 2017.



Prof. George Xianzhi Yuan

Dr. Yuan is a honorary professor in Business School, Sun Yat-Sen University (China). He is a scholar in Financial Engineering and FinTech under Shanghai and Sichuan’s "Thousand People Plan" program. He is the CRO of BBD, a leading FinTech company in China, and is currently working in FinTech and Financial Engineering with focus on the area of SME’s credit rating, digital asset valuation and corresponding AI, plus the study of the consensus game theory.









4. The “2019 SYSBS Workshop on FinTech” organization Committee


Prof. George Xianzhi Yuan

(IJFE & Business School, Sun Yat-sen University)

Prof. Fan Wang

(Business School, Sun Yat-sen University)

Prof. Zhongfei Li

(Business School, Sun Yat-sen University)
Prof. Tim Leung

(University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)

Dr. Lijian Wei

 (Sun Yat-sen University)

Dr. Yanchu Liu

 (Sun Yat-sen University)

Dr. Huimin Zhao

 (Sun Yat-sen University)

Dr. XiaoLing Li

(Sun Yat-sen University)



5. Contact Information


Dr. Xiaoling Li


Dr. George Xianzhi Yuan (Workshop Chair)


Dr. Lijian Wei


Address: No. 135, West Xingang Road, Guangzhou, China


6. About IJFE


(see: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/jfe)

The International Journal of Financial Engineering (IJFE) is a scholarly peer-reviewed emerging journal initiated by top Scholars of Financial Engineering from both overseas and mainland China including a number of Nobel Prize Winners and world leading experts. IJFE will feature financial engineering papers which:


       Demonstrate multidisciplinary interaction among the fundamental theoretical results of financial mathematics and financial technology;

       Link to practical issues of the financial industry and related areas;

       Comment and encourage the implementation of new technical methods or solutions in the financial industry through the platform of financial engineering and financial technology.