PhD - Economics and Management Science (Humboldt-University at Berlin)
MSc - Statistics (Humboldt-University at Berlin)
BSc. - Business Administration (Hamburg University)

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Address: 7-269, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34428587
Fax: +852 34420189
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Research Areas

  • Digital Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Network Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Textual Analysis

I am looking for PhD students, Research Assistants and Research Fellows. Please feel free to send me your CV if you are interested in working with me: simon.trimborn@cityu.edu.hk

Simon Trimborn is an Assistant Professor of Business Statistics at City University of Hong Kong. He conducted his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Karl Härdle at the Humboldt-University at Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and after his PhD studies he was employed as Research Fellow for 2 years at National University of Singapore in the group of Assoc. Prof. Ying Chen. He defended his PhD thesis with the title "Statistics of Digital Finance" in 2018 and was awarded his doctorate with summa cum laude.

His work focuses on high dimensional data analysis for time series data with which he tackles specific problems of the cryptocurrency market and the blockchain from an econometric and statistical point of view. The studies are targeted at developing methods and methodologies to provide economically meaningful insights. His publications and ongoing works span:

  • Network Models & Complex Systems Analysis
  • FinTech & Investment Methodologies
  • Text Mining & Dimension Reduction techniques
  • Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Analysis.

Research Grant

  • PI: "Network Structure Identification in Large-Scale Financial Systems", Early Career Scheme - Hong Kong Research Grants Council , Amount: 581,658 HKD (2021-2024) , Simon Trimborn
  • PI: "Textual Analysis in Digital Markets", Start-up Grant - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: 400,000 HKD (2020-2022) , Simon Trimborn

External Academic Activities

Period Organizer Country Role
2020 - Now Digital Finance Germany Associate Editor

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Journal Publications and Reviews
Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works