Jakob Weissteiner

PhD Candidate | Computer Science

Grindelwald, Switzerland (Eiger 3’967m, Mönch 4’110m, and Jungfrau 4’158m)

About Me

Since February 2019, I am a Ph.D. Candidate advised by Prof. Sven Seuken in the Computation and Economics Research Group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich (UZH), where I work on machine learning-based market design.

In recent years, machine learning (ML) has found widespread application in many real world market mechanisms .
In my PhD, I study how ML can help to design better marketplaces, e.g. by improving customers' experiences, by facilitating trades, by increasing a seller's revenue or by achieving more efficient and better societal outcomes.

Before I came to University of Zurich, I received a B.Sc. (2015) and a M.Sc. (2018) in Mathematics from the Technical University of Vienna (specialization: Financial and Actuarial Mathematics). Additionally I received a M.Sc. (2018) in Quantitative Finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Since September 2021, I am a ETH AI Center affiliated PhD student. Besides my studies, I worked in the Advanced Analytics team of Raiffeisen Bank International. From September 2019 until March 2022 , I was a board member of the non-profit Club Alpbach Zürich.

I always enjoy having a chat about research and playing tennis. So if you are around Zurich and would like to talk to me and/or play tennis just drop me an email :)