Professor Duan is the chairman and a co-founder of Criat (https://www.criat.sg/), and a professor emeritus of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received a PhD in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an academician of Academia Sinica, a fellow of the Society for Financial Econometrics and an advisory board member of the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers, among others. Among his many accomplishments, the Credit Research Initiative (CRI), a public good undertaking via developing and maintaining a digital platform for assessing credit risks,stands out. Since its launch in 2009, CRI has been continuously providing daily updated individual corporate default probabilities on a global scale. A world-renowned expert on derivatives pricing and credit risk analytics, Professor Duan once held the Jardine Cycle & Carriage Professorship and helmed the Asian Institute of Digital Finance and the Risk Management Institute at NUS. Prior to those, he was the Manulife Chair Professor at the University of Toronto and taught at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and McGill University.