Peter Klimek

Peter Klimek
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Section for Science of Complex Systems
Research Assistant (Senior Postdoc)

Medical University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Vienna, Austria

Tel: +43 1 40160 36255
Fax: +43 1 40160 950510

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Peter Klimek is a post-doctoral researcher at the Section for Science of Complex Systems. His central research focus is to gain understanding and predictive added value for the complex systems relevant to us in our every day life. This includes systems medicine, complexity economics, and other applications of advanced quantitative methods in socio-economic contexts. Sample results of him include a statistical test for electoral fraud, quantitative models for the influence of epigenetic factors and co-morbidity effects on disease progressions, and how breaking news may shake us just like earthquakes. His scientific results have been used to formulate innovation strategies for the Finnish and Scottish economy, to develop automated detection and monitoring systems for emerging and systemic risks, and to model the socio-economic impact of New Technologies.

He obtained his PhD in theoretical physics in 2010 and his master in 2007 in quantum information. His work attracted broad media interest and was featured on various BBC programs (Radio 5, Scotland, World Service), Austrian Radios OE1 and FM4, magazines like Nature News, Science News, New Scientist and other newspaper including Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Berliner Morgenpost and Moscow Times.