School Directors

JPBouchaud


Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he also obtained his PhD in physics. He was then appointed by the CNRS until 1992. After a year spent in the Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge), he joined the Service de Physique de l’Etat Condensé (CEA-Saclay), where he worked on the adynamics of glassy systems and on granular media. He became interested in economics and theoretical finance in 1991. His work in finance includes extreme risk models, agent based simulations, market microstructure and price formation. He has been very critical about the standard concepts and models used in economics and in the financial industry. He co-founded the company Science & Finance in 1994 that merged with Capital Fund Management (CFM) in 2000. He is now the President and Head of Research at CFM, and professor at Ecole Polytechnique since 2008. He was awarded the IBM young scientist prize in 1990 and the C.N.R.S. Silver Medal in 1996.


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Caterina A. M. La Porta is currently associate professor of general pathology at University of Milan, group leader of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at the University of Milan and member of the Center for Complexity and Biosystems. In the past few years she was visiting scientist in many university and institutes, including Cornell University, Aalto University, Rice University and Weizmann Institute. In the last ten years she moved her interest to quantitative biology and network medicine. One of the main focus of her group is to understand cancer heterogeneity and related mechanical properties. Member of many international societies, referee and member of the editorial board of many international journals. She organized several workshops and conferences including two interdisciplinaray workshops on the physics of cancer funded by Cecam and ESF. She also organizes two summer schools in Advances in Complex Systems in Como in 2015 and 2017. She also co-organizes in 2018 a workshop on “Physicists working on cancer” at Weizmann Institute. She founded the SpinOff ComplexData SRL in 2018 (ComplexData). OncoLab/CC&B

 

stefanoStefano Zapperi is professor of theoretical physics at the University of Milano and coordinator of the Center for Complexity and Biosystems. He obtained is Ph. D. from Boston University. After a postdoctoral fellow at ESPCI, Paris, he obtained research position at the University of Roma “La Sapienza”, at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and at National Reseach Council of Italy in Milano. He has been named Finland Distinguished Professor at Aalto University. He is member of the editorial board of JSTAT. He organized nine international workshops and symposia on applications of complex systems theory, including two interdisciplinaray workshops on the physics of cancer funded by Cecam and ESF, and was invited to be part of the scientific committee of four international conferences. In 2004 he received the Marie Curie Excellence award and in 2011 an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. In 2015, he was elected fellow of the American Physical Society. He is an expert in the statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium complex systems and has worked in fracture, plasticity, friction, magnetism and quantitative biology. He also organizes two summer schools in Advances in Complex Systems in Como in 2015 and 2017 and in 2018 a workshop on “Physicists working on cancer” at Weizmann Institute. He founded the SpinOff ComplexData SRL in 2018 (ComplexData)SMM/CC&B