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DR André Gygax


  • Finance (Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital)
  • Networks (Life-cycle, Sustainability, Industry Sectors, Firms, People)
  • Telecommunications (Engineering, Energy Efficiency, Big Data, Network Analytics)



  • André Gygax is on the finance faculty at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow at the Centre of Business Analytics at Melbourne Business School and a Research Associate at the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET). His research and teaching focus on the life cycle and sustainability of networks within and across industry sectors, between firms, and among people. He has been a visiting research scholar at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), the University of Colorado (U.S.A.), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Hochschule Lucerne (Switzerland). He has extensive industry experience (e.g., Swiss Bank Corporation, The World Trade Center, Micrel) and ongoing industry research collaborations with companies such as Nokia (Nokia Bell Labs) and China Mobile (China Mobile Research Lab).   


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Additional Grant Information

  • LP150100600: The focus of this project is to develop modelling techniques for energy consumption in next-generation telecommunication networks. A growing problem for telecommunication providers is how to minimise the energy consumption of their networks. This is important in reducing their operational expenditure and meeting the energy demands of future growth in network traffic. There is an emerging trend towards next-generation networks (such as 5G wireless and network function virtualisation), which will use highly dynamic network architectures. Project outcomes are intended to enable real-time management of energy usage, and the assessment of the financial benefits of different investment strategies in network infrastructure.    


Education and training

  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne 2002
  • M.B.A., University of Colorado 1996
  • M.S., University of Colorado 1996
  • Lic. oec. HSG, University of St. Gallen 1993


Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • I am available for supervision once you have successfully passed your PhD coursework component. I am primarily interested in supervising research that deals with research questions in the areas of networks or social networks in finance (or economics) or more generally in business.