Assistant Professor of Network Science
Steering Committee, UZH Blockchain Center
URPP Social Networks
Universität Zürich
Claudio J. Tessone is Assistant Professor for Network Science at the University of Zurich (Faculty of Economics, Business and Informatics). He is co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the UZH Blockchain Center. He holds a Masters and PhD in Physics (on to the role of heterogeneity in complex systems) and an Habilitation on “Complex socio-economic systems” from ETH Zurich.
He is an expert in modelling complex systems from a quantitative and interdisciplinary perspective. His broad focus lays on the link between microscopic agent behaviour, the local interaction rules and the emergent -global- properties of socio-economic and socio-technical systems. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are a pillar of his research, including crypoeconomics (e.g. the emergent centralisation of cryptocurrencies), big-data blockchain analytics, systems design, etc. Overall, his overarching research agenda can be subsumed in the question: Which incentive schemes (designed or hidden) exist blockchain-based systems?