Prof. Dr Claudio J. Tessone

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   Current Roles and Affiliation

   Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Head

   UZH Blockchain Center, Chairman
   Department of Informatics
   University of Zurich
   Andreasstrasse 15 / Office AND 4.42
   8050 Zürich Switzerland

   Phone: +41 44 635 92 61

   E-Mail: tessone@ifi.uzh.ch

Short biography

Claudio J. Tessone is Professor of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies at the Informatics Department, University of Zurich. He is co-founder and Chairman of the UZH Blockchain Center. He holds a PhD in Physics (on complex systems) and an Habilitation on "Complex socio-economic systems" from ETH Zurich. He is an expert in the modelling of complex socio-economic, and socio-technical systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. He is interested in the link between microscopic agent behaviour and the rules these agents abide to, and the global, emergent properties of socio-economic and socio-technical systems.
Blockchain-based systems and cryptocurrencies are the main pillar of his research (being among the first to study them). This includes crypoeconomics (from financial aspects to meso- and macro- properties, such as withstanding, emergent centralisation), big-data blockchain analytics and forensics, design of blockchain-based systems, and characterisation of economic incentives that are present (by design or set inadvertently) in them.
He is the director of the Summer School: Deep Dive into Blockchain and of the Certificate of Advanced Studies on Blockchain at the University of Zurich.

Previous Positions

2015-2021

Assistant Professor of Network Science

URPP Social Networks. Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics. Universität Zürich, Switzerland

2007-2014

Senior Research Associate (postdoc)

Chair of Systems Design, D-MTEC, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland

 

Academic degrees

2015

Habilitation on "Complex socio-economic systems"

Thesis: Agent-based modelling of socio-economic systems: Social influence and network interactions

Department of Management, Technology and Economics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland

2002-2006

PhD in Physics

Thesis: Synchronisation and Collective Effects in Extended Stochastic Systems

Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

1993-1999

Master in Physics
Thesis: Stochastic Resonance. New Control Parameters and Coupled Systems

Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina

 

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