CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Semyon Malamud


Event details

Date 01.11.2021 15:1516:15  
Speaker Prof. Semyon Malamud
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Title: The Economy as a Complex (Intelligent?) System: Using Mathematics and Data Science to Understand (and Improve) the World we Live in

Abstract: The economy is a complex interacting system of four types of (potentially intelligent) agents: households/individuals, firms, governments, and central banks. In this talk, I will discuss theoretical and empirical aspects of modeling the behavior of these agents, their interactions, and economic equilibrium. I will show how methods from mathematics, information theory, statistical physics, and computer science can be used to shed light on some of the key aspects of the functioning of our society. I will also present some exciting challenges and open questions.

Bio: Semyon Malamud is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL (CDM). He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from ETH Zurich in 2006 and has been an Assistant Professor at the ETH Zurich Mathematics Department prior to moving to EPFL in 2010. His research focuses on mathematical models of (different parts of) the economy.
The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom:

Please connect to your zoom account using your "" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, November 1st, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • CIS



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