APPLYING NEXT GENERATION TOOLS, DATA, AND ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY IDEAS

Yi-Cheng Zhang

Principal Investigator
University of Fribourg (CH)

Yi-Cheng Zhang, born in 1956, obtained his PhD degree at SISSA/ISAS in 1984. He is Professor of Physics at the University of Fribourg since 1992 and the founding editor of the Econophysics Forum (www.unifr.ch/econophysics) in 1998. He heads the theoretical interdisciplinary physics group at the University of Fribourg and he also holds a part time position (two months per year) in University of Electronic Science, Chengdu, China, where he heads a "lab for information economy and Internet applications". His research achievements include proposing the KPZ formula, the Directed Polymer Model, and the Minority Game. He and his group (most of them PhD students from physics and Computer Science) currently concentrate on network theory and information physics (information filtering, evaluation of models and algorithms, and modeling of economic systems).