Tomaso Aste is Professor of Complexity Science and Head of the Financial Computing and Analytics Group (2012-) at UCL Computer Science Department where he is also Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, Programme Director of the MSc in Financial Risk Management and Vice-Director of the Centre for doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics; he is also Member of the Board of the ESRC LSE-UCL Systemic Risk Centre.
Tomaso Aste graduated in Physics at the University of Genoa (1990) and has a PhD in from Politecnico of Milan (1994). Prior to joining UCL he was Reader at the School of Physics, University of Kent (2009-2012) and before that Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Australian National University (2002-2009).
Tomaso Aste has substantially contributed to move forward the knowledge in the research area of complex systems modeling and complex data analytics. His approach consists in combining network theory, statistical physics, data science, multiscale analysis and computational methods to unwind complexity and produce models that are capable to make reliable predictions. Professor Aste’s research is data-driven and it has been applied to complex datasets concerning financial markets, biological systems and business analytics. He is collaborating with regulators, central banks, financial institutions and data analytics companies.