Christian Zingg

+41 44 632 69 01

ETH Zurich
Christian Zingg
Chair of Systems Design
WEV G 206
Weinbergstrasse 56/58
8092 Zurich

In my research I study the effects that shocks have on the network structure of social systems. To examine structural changes I define and analyze measures that are for example based on entropies. Having a theoretical background yet being interested in real world problems it is very important to me to discuss both theory and applications.

Before starting at the Chair of Systems Design as a PhD I studied applied mathematics at the ETH Zurich. My focus there was on statistics as well as systems design.


Publications in

Citations Driven by Social Connections? A Multi-Layer Representation of Coauthorship Networks

Nanumyan, Vahan; Zingg, Christian; Schweitzer, Frank

Quantitative Science Studies


What is the Entropy of a Social Organization?

Zingg, Christian; Casiraghi, Giona; Vaccario, Giacomo; Schweitzer, Frank

Entropy, volume: 21, number: 9




Measuring Resilience of Social Organizations Using Entropy [July 9, 2020 - July 9, 2020]

SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS20)


Citations driven by social connections? A multi-layer representation of co-authorship networks [Oct. 3, 2019 - Oct. 3, 2019]

PhysPlex III Satellite at CCS 2019 at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore


A Network Approach to Quantify Spatio-Temporal Constraints of Social Organisations [Oct. 2, 2019 - Oct. 2, 2019]

Satellite meeting at CCS19: Extracting and analysing networks from spatio-temporal data


What is the Entropy of a Social Organization? [Sept. 30, 2019 - Oct. 4, 2019]

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


A network approach to calculate the entropy of social organisations [Sept. 9, 2019 - Sept. 12, 2019]

EUSN 2019 -- Zurich, Switzerland