Junhao Liang

PhD student at University of Leeds

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Credit Risk Management

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I am a postgraduate researcher in the Management Department, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. Before being a member of the University of Leeds, I received my M.S. degree in Applied Statistics from Syracuse University, USA, and worked as a senior data analyst for Tongdun Technology, a leading professional third-party risk management and decision-making service provider in China. I was focusing on applying machine learning algorithms and big data integration techniques to data management and feature engineering to produce data products aimed at boosting the power of credit risk management for our clients. As a result, I successfully provided a whole package of professional data products containing hundreds of features for thousands of clients. Also, I planned, organized, and directed specific data analysis projects and R&D projects, as well as negotiated among different departments to make sure these projects were on time and within scope.

My research is primarily concerned with applying machine learning to credit risk management in order to better determine the creditworthiness of potential customers in financial institutions.

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University of Leeds
Doctor of Philosophy - Management (2021 – Present)
Leeds University Business School Centre for Decision Research Scholarship

Syracuse University
Master of Science - Applied Statistics (2013 – 2015)

Professional Experience

Tongdun Technology
Senior Data Analyst (2019 – 2021)

Tongdun Technology
Data Analyst (2015 – 2019)