Jiasun received his Ph.D in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management and B.S. in mathematics from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) prior to joining George Mason. His research interest covers FinTech (including blockchain and crowdfunding), as well as theory of the firm, governance, and market microstructure. Jiasun have presented his research at many prestigious institutions and conferences including MIT, Michigan, Northwestern, NYU, Yale, NBER, Fed, SEC, WFA, and Econometric Society. Jiasun is a winner of 2016 Yihong Xia Best paper award at CICF and 2014 Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) academic paper competition, along with many other paper prizes. In 2017 all the master students he taught voted Jiasun to the "Faculty of the Year" (one recipient per year from the entire faculty).