Christoph grew up in Switzerland and studied mathematics at ETH Zurich. During his PhD studies in mathematical finance at ETH Zurich, he worked in the financial industry. After receiving his PhD degree, Christoph was a researcher at École Polytechnique in Paris before joining the University of Alberta in 2010.
In his research, Christoph uses and develops mathematical and statistical tools to address important problems in finance and economics. His current research is in mathematical finance (algorithmic trading and credit risk management) and mathematical economics (over-the-counter markets and the economics of digital currencies).