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Prof. Douglas Cumming

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Douglas is also a Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Douglas'recent work examines different angles in FinTech, including but not limited to crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies, and cryptofunds. 

Douglas has published over 200 articles in leading refereed academic journals (including 38 in Financial Times top 50 journals) in finance, management, and law and economics. In November 2022, Douglas was listed by Clarivate as one of the top 92 most cited researchers in the world in the business and economics category. Douglas' work has been cited over 23,000 times according to Google Scholar.

Douglas is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Corporate Finance (2021-current) and the British Journal of Management (January 2020 - December 2022).  He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2021-current). He was the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance (January 2018 – December 2020). He is an Editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review (January 2015 - current). He is the Founding Editor of Annals of Corporate Governance (January 2016 – January 2020) and a former Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Economic Modelling, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Studies in Economics and Finance, and an Editorial Board member of numerous academic journals.

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Prof. Shiping Chen

Prof. Shiping Chen is a senior principal research scientist at CSIRO Data61, where he leads a team dedicated to Blockchain R&D. He also holds a conjoint/adjunct professor with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Macquarie University, Australia. He has been working on distributed systems for 20+ years with a focus on performance & security. He has published 300+ papers in these research areas and won 5+ Best Paper awards on top venues on software engineering and distributed systems (e.g., ICSE-2018 and CCGrid-2015). He is active in the cloud and service computing research community through journal editorships and conference services, such as PC Chair of International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC-2018 & ICBC-2022), executive committee member (ECM) of IEEE TCBIS (2018-2020) and ECM of IEEE TCSVC (2021). He is a senior IEEE member and a fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET). He can be reached via www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~z9195738/.
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Dr. Noor Zaman Jhanjhi

Dr. Noor Zaman Jhanjhi is currently working as Associate Professor, Program Director Postgraduate Research Studies Computer Science, Director Center for Smart Society 5.0 [CSS5], and Cluster Head for the Cybersecurity research Cluster at the School of Computer Science, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. He is the World's Top 2% Scientist for the year 2022 by Standford University, Outstanding Faculty Member award by MDEC Malaysia for the year 2022 and Outstandinb Associate Editor IEEE Access Journal for 2020. Dr Noor Zaman Jhanjhi has 500 plus research publications internationally, including 180 plus SCIE high indexed Impact Factor (Q1-Q3) journal publications. His Google Scholar H-Index 41 and 157 I-10 Index, with 6300 plus citations.