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Jiahua Xu

Jiahua Xu, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Jiahua (Java) Xu is a postdoctoral researcher at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), as well as a research associate at Harvard Business School and the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies. Her research interests cover insurance economics, machine learning and cryptocurrency.

Java earned her PhD from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland; her dissertation focuses on the secondary market of life insurance. She received her MSc from the University of Mannheim in Germany, and BA from Fudan University in China.

Java works pro bono at a not-for-profit organization Development International e.V. specialized in labor rights research. Prior to her doctoral studies, she gained practical experience, among others, at KPMG and Siemens.