I am the co-founder and CEO of Oscar, the first health insurance company built around a full stack technology platform and a relentless focus on serving our members.
Prior to co-founding Oscar in 2012, I was the co-founder and chief scientist of the at the time largest social gaming company in Latin America, leading the company’s analytics and game design practice. I used to work as a senior investment associate at Bridgewater Associates, the largest global macro hedge fund in the world, developing analytical trading models. Before that, I worked as a consultant at Mckinsey & Company in Europe, the U.S. and Brazil.
I was also previously a visiting scholar in computer science at Stanford University, where I wrote a whole bunch of publications, including one of the most-cited computer science papers since its publication in 2003. In the paper, my co-authors and I developed an algorithm we called Eigentrust, which enables a convergent, distributed calculation of trust scores in dynamic networks.
Today, I focus on the big things we’re tackling at Oscar, and I talk about what we’re doing and why we choose to do it.
Here are some of my publications:
- Jan Krutzinna, John Loser, Mario Schlosser: Are Viral Apps Parasitic?
- Paul-Alexandru Chirita, Wolfgang Nejdl, Mario Schlosser, Oana Scurtu: Personalized Reputation Management in P2P Networks. Workshop on Trust, Security and Reputation at International Semantic Web Conference 2004, Hiroshima, Japan, October 2004
- Mayank Bawa, Qi Sun, Patrick Vinograd, Beverly Yang, Brian F. Cooper, Arturo Crespo, Neil Daswani, Prasanna Ganesan, Hector Garcia-Molina, Sepandar Kamvar, Sergio Marti, Mario Schlosser: Peer-to-peer research at Stanford. ACM SIGMOD Record, Volume 32, Issue 3, September 2003
- Sepandar D. Kamvar, Mario Schlosser, Hector Garcia-Molina: Incentives for Combatting Freeriders on P2P Networks. Proceedings of Euro-PAR European Conference on Parallel Computing in Klagenfurt, Austria, August 2003
- Sepandar D. Kamvar, Mario Schlosser, Hector Garcia-Molina: The EigenTrust Algorithm for Reputation Management in P2P Networks. Proceedings of World Wide Web Conference 2003 in Budapest, Hungary, May 2003. In 2019, this paper won the IW3C2 Test of Time Award (here).
- Mario T. Schlosser, Tyson E. Condie, Sepandar D. Kamvar: Modeling Interactions in P2P Networks. Proceedings of 1st Workshop in Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing, May 2003
- Wolfgang Nejdl, Martin Wolpers, Wolf Siberski, Christoph Schmitz, Mario Schlosser, Ingo Brunkhorst, Alexander Löser: Super-Peer-Based Routing and Clustering Strategies for RDF-Based P2P Networks. Proceedings of World Wide Web Conference 2003 in Budapest, Hungary, May 2003
- Mario T. Schlosser: Semantic Web Services. Master Thesis, December 2002
- Mario Schlosser, Michael Sintek, Stefan Decker, Wolfgang Nejdl: HyperCuP – Hypercubes, Ontologies and P2P Networks. Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol. 2530 Â– Agents and Peer-to-Peer Systems
- Mario Schlosser, Michael Sintek, Stefan Decker, Wolfgang Nejdl: A Scalable and Ontology-based P2P Infrastructure for Semantic Web Services. P2P2002 – Second IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing in Linkoping, Sweden, September 2003
- Mario Schlosser, Michael Sintek, Stefan Decker, Wolfgang Nejdl: HyperCuP–Hypercubes, Ontologies and Efficient Search on P2P Networks. 1st Workshop on Agents and P2P Computing in Bologna, Italy, July 2003
- Mario Schlosser, Michael Sintek, Stefan Decker, Wolfgang Nejdl: A Scalable and Ontology-based P2P Infrastructure for Semantic Web Services (Poster). International Semantic Web Conference on Sardinia, Italy – Best Poster Award
- Mario Schlosser, Carsten Malonnek, Erich Barke: A Chip Design for Automatically Predicting the Onset of Cardiac Fibrillation of the Human Heart. Technical Report, University of Hannover, July 2003