Dr Matthias Qian
Matthias is a Reseach Fellow working with Thomas Hellmann studying Entrepreneurship with data science methodologies. He is interested in the entrepreneurial process, founding teams, venture taxonomies, the fundraising process, university spin-outs, and the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Venture Capital. He also has an interest in the future of work, economic and health inequlities in the COVID-19 pandemic, big data, and machine learning. In his research he has partnered with Open Ocean, Facebook, Oracle, Cuebiq and CKDelta to drive impact.
He completed his DPhil at the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Bent Nielsen. He has also worked for Goldman Sachs and the Boston Consulting Group. He is an associate member at Nuffield College and the Oxford Man Institute. He is married to Xuejie Ding.
Scaling Up Firms in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Fintech and Lawtech Ecosystems Compared with Mari Sako et al., SSRN working paper
Future of work
Flexible Work Arrangements in Low Wage Jobs: Evidence from Job Vacancy Data with Abi Adams-Prassel, Maria Balgova, Tom Waters, SSRN working paper
Machine Learning and applications
Asymptotic Properties of the Gauge of Step-Indicator Saturation with Bent Nielsen, working paper
Love of food: Do eateries drive London property prices, with Charles Rahal, Jan Callies, Netmob Future Cities Challenge (2019)
Director of Oxford COVID-19 Impact Monitor, a mobility insights provider for the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Adam Saunders. The Telegraph article 1, article 2; The Guardian article; Oxford Uni new article 1, article 2, article 3, article 4; The Daily Mail article, BBC news interview
Co-Investigator on ESRC project on Mapping the LawTech ecosystem, with Mari Sako, Legal IT insider article, Oxford Law article, The Times article, Legal Business article. Contributor to the Oxford-SRA Technology and Innovation in Legal Services report, with Mari Sako and Richard Parnham
Shortlisting and interview panel member for ESRC-ADR UK No.10 data science fellowships 2021
Matthias has set up a new Big Data and AI elective for the Master of Financial Economics course at Saïd Business School, where he has also taught Financial Econometrics for six years. He also lectured Econometrics for PPE and E&M students at the Department of Economics. In the past, he tutored undergraduates at Lady Margaret Hall and Merton college, including Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. He also tutors MBA students as part of the Creative Destruction Lab at Oxford and supervises student projects at the new Law and Computer Science course.