Dr Li Yang is an Associate Professor in the School of Banking and Finance at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University in China and her Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana and Champaign. Her research interests are risk management, commodity markets, and financial modelling. Her papers are published in the leading journals in the field such as Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Energy Economics. She has taught classes in investments, options and futures, and portfolio managements.