Tiziana Di Matteo

Professor of Econophysics
Department of Mathematics - King's College London,
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
Room 524, Strand Building
Tel: +44-(0)20-7848 2223 (direct line)
Tel: +44-(0)20-7848 2828 (general office)
Fax: +44-(0)20-7848 2017
E-mail address: tiziana.di_matteo@kcl.ac.uk

Subject of research

Relevant education

Research fellowships and contracts

Competitive Research Grants

Scientific Activities




Subject of research:
My present research interest is on Complex systems and Econophysics, the application of methods from statistical physics, the physics of complex systems and science of networks to macro/micro-economic modeling, financial market analysis and social problems.

Other research interest are:

  • Granular materials (from 2001).
  • Numerical simulations of diffusive processes for the analysis of the magnetic properties in new materials (from 1999 to 2003).
  • Magnetic Properties of High-Tc Superconductors, Josephson Junction networks, Superconducting technological devices (from 1996 to 2003).
  • Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems and High-Tc Superconductivity (from 1994 to 1997).


      Further information

Relevant education:

Research fellowships, contracts and other appointments

Competitive Research Grants:


EPSRC Standard proposal within the call Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies Full- Title "Blockchain technology for Algorithmic Regulation And Compliance (BARAC)" April 2017 (2 years). Co-Investigator. Funding: £ 609382.41


ESRC Network Plus research “Understanding Macroeconomics- Title "Rethinking Macroeconomics" April 2017 (4 years) Co-Investigator.

Project: Australian participation in European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST), Proponent: T. Di Matteo. Funding: AU$5000 from Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) and the Australian Academy of Sciences.

Project: International Conferences, “Econophysics Colloquium”. Proponents: T. Di Matteo and T. Aste. Funding: ~ AU$ 100,000 from COSNET, CMBE, NIPS, NIEB, ANU.

ARC Discovery

Project: DP0344004 "The architecture of networks: Characterisation and visualisation of complex systems as fluctuating networks"; S. T. Hyde, T. Aste, Chief Investigators, T. Di Matteo (QEII fellow);  Funding: AU $ 685,000.

Project DP0558183, "Physics of Risk: new tools to survey the Australian market and beyond". Chief Investigator T. Di Matteo; Funding AU $ 687,275

European Projects

Project: COST TD1210; Source of support: European Union; Project title: "Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes - KNOWeSCAPE", Chairman Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst.

Project: COST MP0801; Source of support: European Union; Project title: "Physics of Competition and Conflicts ", Chairman Prof. Peter Richmond.

Project: European Union COST – P10 “Physics of Risk”, Chairman: Peter Richmond.

Project: High-frequency dynamics of financial markets.  Fondo Speciale per lo Sviluppo della Ricerca di Interesse Strategico - Italian Ministry  of Education Research and Technology.

Project F.R.A.-INFM (Applied Research Network of the National Institute for the Physics of Matter), "Applications of physical methodology to financial markets"- project  done in collaboration with the Risk Management Team of Banca Intesa S.p.A. Milan, Italy.

Scientific activities:

Journal Referee for PNAS, PlosOne, Physical Review E, European Physical Journal B, New Journal of Physics, Europhysics Letters, Physica A, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Physics Letters A, Advances in Complex Systems, Journal of Physics A.



- July 2010: Elsevier's Economics & Finance Journals Most Cited Articles 2005-2009 awarded to Di Matteo T., Aste T., Dacorogna M. M. for the paper entitled: Long-term memories of developed and emerging markets: Using the scaling analysis to characterize their stage of development, paper published in Journal of Banking and Finance, vol 29, Issue 4, (2005) pages 827-851.

- August 2007: Australian Academy of Science - International Exchange Program -Europe COST Program 2007/2008.

- January 2003 - QEII Fellow.

- February 1995 - November 1995: INFM (Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia) Fellowship, Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Universita' di Salerno, ITALY.

- 1994: CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) - Fellowship, Bando n. 201.19.1.

- January 1992 - June 1992: Fellowship for Erasmus program, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UK.


Teaching and other University admin duties


Supervisor for the Summer Projects of the students of the MSc Course in Financial Mathematics (King's College London) (2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015).


Maternity suspension periods:

Sabbatical year (From 1-10-2016 to 1-9-2017)


Book Chapters

Referred Journal Articles

Referred conference Articles

In press – accepted

Tomaso Aste, Paolo Tasca and T. Di Matteo, " Future impact of Blockchain technologies on services, businesses and regulation " (COMSI-2017-02-0035), Computer.


N. Musmeci, V. Nicosia, T. Aste, T. Di Matteo, V. Latora, "The multiplex dependency structure of financial markets", (2016), arXiv:1606.04872, submitted.

Tomaso Aste and T. Di Matteo, "Causality network retrieval from short time", (2017), submitted.

Giuseppe Pappalardo, T. Di Matteo, Guido Caldarelli and Tomaso Aste, "Blockchain Inefficiency in the Bitcoin Peers Network", arXiv:submit/1854609 [cs.CY] (2017), submitted.

Other publications

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