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CREA Staff

Jiaming Ju

Associate Director (Programmes)

Jiaming is the Associate Director for CREA as of March 2017. She is responsible for designing strategy, external engagement and policy programmes for CREA while managing SLP operations.

Jiaming has seven years of international work experience in economic policy analysis, economic development and higher education.

Prior to joining CREA, she ran Nobel Prize economist Joseph Stiglitz’s think tank, the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, in New York, while serving as a freelance analyst on East Asia for The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Jiaming obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from Durham University and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.

Email: jmju@smu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6808 7992

FAISAL AZHAR

Research Panel Manager

Faisal Azhar is the Research Panel Manager for CREA as of January 2017. He assists the Associate Director in overseeing the Centre's operations and research.

He is responsible for operational activities, managing database systems, maximizing panel retention and supervising the call centre. He also trains and administers SMU student staff who provide operational assistance to the Centre and service support to the survey participants.

Faisal received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from Nanyang Technological University.

Email: faisalazhar@smu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6828 0050

Mohamed Abdul Kader Marican

Manager (Technical Analyst)

Marican is the IT Manager for CREA as of September 2014.  He is responsible for CREA’s IT infrastructure and survey implementation.

Prior to joining CREA, Marican was a Software Engineer with Lucasfilm for many feature films. He also worked as an IT Engineer with Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited.

Marican graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Email: mabdulkm@smu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6808 7991

Lee Piea Peng

Research Associate

Piea Peng, as a Research Associate, is a data scientist for CREA since March 2016.  She uses her lifetime's worth of data-related information and scientific skills to produce great data-driven tools/products. 

She studied Mathematics at the National University of Singapore and Statistics at Macquarie University. She has considerable knowledge of Mathematics, Probability, Statistics and related programming languages as a recipient of first-class degrees attained with A & A+s and  High Distinctions in her two graduate studies. 

Passionate about bringing science into practice, research and development, she has enjoyed working as a statistician, for over 10 years in the private sector and government organizations. Her achievements were recognized and she was awarded the ACNielsen Built to Last Global Award for Excellence. 

Email: pplee@smu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6828 0042

Lu Qing Qing

Research Assistant

Qingqing has been the Research Assistant for CREA for more than two years.

She graduated from the School of Business at Singapore Management University with a degree in Finance. She worked as a Student Assistant for the Centre before her official position.

Her main duty at CREA is to assist the Research Panel Manager in the daily operations of the Centre. She is also in charge of the financial administration of the Centre.

Email: qqlu@smu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6808 5392