Dr. Jakob Weissteiner

Risk Modeling & Analytics Specialist

Former Postdoctoral Researcher/PhD in
Computer Science AI/ML/Economics





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

About Me 

As of September 2023, I am a Quant at UBS in Zurich working in Group Risk Control.


From May 2023 - September 2023 , I was a Postdoctoral Researcher 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 Research, 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.


In April 2023, I received a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) 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 also worked on machine learning-based market design. Before I came to the 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 as a junior data scientist in the Advanced Analytics team of Raiffeisen Bank International. 


Since March 2023 I am CFO of the Tennisclub TC Engematt. From September 2021 until September 2022 I was as Workflow Chair part of the organizing committee of the twenty-third ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'22).  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 :)

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