Sebastian Poledna

Sebastian Poledna
Section for Science of Complex Systems
Research Assistant (PhD)

Medical University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Vienna, Austria

Tel: +43 1 40160 36256
Fax: +43 1 40160 936250

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Sebastian Poledna is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and at the Section for Science of Complex Systems at the Medical University of Vienna. At IIASA he is part of both the Risk, Policy, & Vulnerability (RPV) and the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) programs.

MMag. Poledna holds degrees in physics and economics and has worked as a practitioner in risk management at one of the largest European banks for almost a decade. He conducted his Ph.D. in physics (econophysics) at the University of Vienna, where he is expected to defend it within the next few months.

The focus of his research is on financial networks, systemic risk, financial stability and agent-based modeling, where he has recently published several papers. He did his Ph.D. as part of the EC FP7 project CRISIS, which aimed to build a new model of the economy and financial system based on how people and institutions actually behave. At CRISIS, he helped to develop the CRISIS macro-financial agent-based model.