Our Team

Meet the team behind Alphacruncher, the cloud platform for scientific research.



Alexandru Popescu

Alexandru Popescu

Co-Founder & CEO popescu@alphacruncher.com


Alexandru is a co-founder and previously a managing director and investment manager in an asset management company focused on alternative investments. He has an MS from the University of Vienna in Business Informatics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Lugano. His research focuses on data science and alternative investments.

Fabio Trojani

Fabio Trojani

Co-Founder & President trojani@alphacruncher.com


Fabio is a co-founder and professor of finance and statistics at the University of Geneva. He holds a senior chair of the Swiss Finance Institute and is an adjunct professor of Finance at Bocconi University. He was previously professor of Statistics at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and professor of Finance at the University of St. Gallen. He received a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Zurich and is editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics.

Andras Sali

Andras Sali
Partner & CTO andras.sali@alphacruncher.com


Andras is a partner and CTO at Alphacruncher. He has a background in Computational Finance and received a PhD within the Swiss Finance Institute program from the University of Lugano. Andras has extensive experience in computational research and he is also an active contributor to open-source projects in Python, R and C++.



The Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) strives for excellence in research and doctoral training, knowledge transfer, and continuing education in the fields of banking and finance, as befits Switzerland’s international reputation as a leading financial center. Created in 2006 as a public–private partnership, SFI is a common initiative of the Swiss finance industry, leading Swiss universities and the Swiss Confederation.


The SFI Knowledge Center promotes and supports dialogue, information flow, and collaboration between academia and the financial services industry. The center performs an active intermediary role in gathering and disseminating financial knowledge, helping to find solutions to current problems and identify new trends in banking and finance.





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Alphacruncher AG

Bahnhofstrasse 29

9470 Buchs



Phone +41 44 585 27 76

Mail contact@alphacruncher.com