BandwidthX Appoints Sven Seuken as Chief Economist

“I am pleased to see Sven’s appointment as Chief Economist at BandwidthX,” says Nobel Prize winner Professor Alvin Roth, a member of the BandwidthX Advisor Board

BandwidthX, the operator of the cloud-based mobile data market, today announces Prof. Sven Seuken as its Chief Economist. Professor Seuken is one of the world’s experts in electronic market design. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Computation and Economics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland where he supervises a team of seven PhD students and Postdocs, conducting research on market design topics. At BandwidthX, Professor Seuken enjoys a broad mandate including the design and analysis of market mechanisms and trading rules to drive new efficiencies in BxMarket. The appointment comes at an exciting moment as BandwidthX is expanding its platform across various data networks and global offerings.

Professor Seuken holds a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University. Since 2006, he has been conducting research on electronic market design. His main focus lies on designing marketplaces with complex combinatorial constraints. Applications he has worked on include peer-to-peer backup markets, electricity markets, matching markets, spectrum auctions, data markets, financial markets, cloud computing markets, and bandwidth markets.  Prof. Seuken has received several awards, including a Google Faculty Research Award, a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

“Sven is a true expert in market design and electronic markets, and we are very pleased to have him on the team,” says Pertti Visuri, BandwidthX CEO. “As BxMarket continues to grow into a larger pool of mobile data network types and services, Sven’s deep knowledge and guidance will be instrumental to our market design.”

“I am pleased to see Sven’s appointment as Chief Economist at BandwidthX. We have worked together on market design ever since I was on his PhD dissertation committee at Harvard,” says Nobel Prize winner Professor Alvin Roth, a member of the BandwidthX Advisory Board. “He brings a unique combination of Economics and Computer Science to our team, and I look forward to continuing our cooperation.”

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