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Gilbert PEFFER

+34 93 401 07 95




Edifici C1, 2ª planta

Despatx C8


C/Gran Capità, s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edificio C1

08034, Barcelona, Barcelona, España

Professional Profile

RTD Group

Information and Communication Technology

Position in CIMNE

Research Engineer

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I am currently working as a project coordinator at the Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering in the area of informal learning at the workplace.

I studied aeronautical and aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart where I also worked as a research assistant on aerodynamic simulation models. In 1992 I joined the Oxford University Computing Lab to continue in this line of research, but with a more theoretical emphasis on the numerical mathematics of partial differential equations. In 1995, I was hired by Salomon Brothers, a U.S. investment bank, into their fixed income research division where I worked for a number of years, first as a generalist, then as a vice-president. In the year 2000, I took up a position at CIMNE to promote research activities in the field of numerical methods in finance. I have coordinated a number of research projects in the area of learning technologies, decision support, and business simulation. Currently I am working in Learning Layers, a EU project that researches and innovates in the area of informal learning at the workplace. My work here mainly focuses on developing stakeholders and business opportunities in industrial clusters where we want to scale up project results. The previous bigger project I coordinated, xDelia, investigated the role of behavioural biases and emotions in building financial competence and expertise, and developed sensor and game technologies to support non-formal and informal learning in professional trading, private investment, and personal finance.

My current interests centre on investigating systemic financial risk, on developing multiagent models for financial markets, and on building new business opportunities in technology-enhanced learning at the workplace.