Flaminio Squazzoni is full professor of Sociology at the University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences, where he teaches Behavioural Sociology. He is editor of JASSS-Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, co-editor of Sociologica -International Journal for Sociological Debate and member of the editorial board of Research Integrity and Peer Review and Sistemi Intelligenti. He is advisory editor of the Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science and the Springer Series in Computational Social Science. He is former President of the European Social Simulation Association (Sept 2012/Sept 2016) and former Director of the NASP ESLS PhD Programme in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (2015-2016).
Cristiano Codagnone is researcher at the University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and was post-doctoral fellow at Utrecht University supported by the Marie-Curie Human Capital and Mobility Fellowship. He is Aggregate Professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Department of Communication Studies). He is the Director of the UOC research group ‘Open Evidence’ and of the spin-off research company Open Evidence SL. Since 2005 he has designed and conducted more than 70s applied policy research studies for international organisations, national and local governments, including experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations in various policy domains.
Marco Cremonini is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan, Italy. Formerly, he was at the Computer Science Department. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Electronic, Computer Science, and System Engineering at the University of Bologna, and in 2000/2001 he worked as Research Assistant at the Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS) of the Dartmouth College, NH, USA. His research interests are mostly in the area of co-evolving propagation processes in society, epidemic/behavior, agent-based models, social aspects of information security, and risk analysis. He participates as member of European projects, and serves as Academic Editor of PLOS ONE and as Guest Editor for MDPI.
Raffaele Vacca is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan. Before joining BEHAVE, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Florida (UF) in the USA, where he also held affiliate appointments in the One Health Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). He is an affiliate scientist with UF BEBR and its Network Science Lab, which he co-directed before moving to Milan. Most of his work is concerned with social networks, migration, and health in Europe and the USA. He is also interested in the study of collaboration, communities and inequalities in science.
Federico Bianchi is Adjunct Professor of Social Network Analysis and a post-doctoral researcher in sociology at the University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences. He holds a joint Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies from the University of Milan and the University of Brescia (Italy), where he was also post-doctoral researcher. His main research interests are: (i) the link between economic exchange, solidarity and conflict; (ii) the social mechanisms of peer-review evaluation in science; and (iii) the integration of agent-based modelling with social network analysis. He is assistant managing editor of Sociologica – International Journal for Sociological Debate.
Personal page: https://federico-bianchi.github.io.
Elena De Gioannis is post-doc fellow at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan. She successfully defended her dissertation on 30 May 2022 and now works on experimental analysis of gender stereotypes in education in the BEHAVE team.
Margherita Criveller is a PhD candidate at the University of Milan in the NASP Economic Sociology and Labour Studies programme. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economic History from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and a Master’s degree in Global Politics and Society from the University of Milan. Her research interests intertwine the historical perspective with behavioural game theory and social network analysis of labour markets. She is currently studying the networks of Italian mercenaries in the 1400s, delving into the institutional aspects and social norms that governed the relationships between the Masters of the regional states and the mercenaries’ familial companies.
Carlo Debernardi is a PhD Candidate in a cotutelle agreement between the University of Milan (NASP-ESLS program) and the University of Agder (Norway). He holds a BA in Philosophy at the University of Turin and an MA in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Florence. His research interests are sociology of science, scientometrics, network analysis and agent-based modelling. His current research focuses on how social and institutional factors influence the selection of research topics by scholars.
Esteban Muñoz is a Ph.D. Student at the University of Milan with the NASP Economic Sociology and Labor Studies Program. He has a BA and a MA in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Esteban has also worked as adjunct instructor at Universidad Andrés Bello and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His main research interests are: (a) social networks and their integration with agent-based modelling; (b) social mechanisms for the development of cooperation; and (c) the diffusion of scientific knowledge.
Gian Luca Pasin is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Milan with the NASP Economic Sociology and Labor Studies Program. He holds a one-year MA in Economics at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin) and a Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics and Business from the University of Bologna. He is currently post-doc fellow at the National Research Council (CNR), Rome. His research interests are in the field of behavioral game theory and experimental methods applied to social dilemmas, i.e., the role of the interaction between incentives and social norms in shaping individuals’ tax morale.
Francesco Renzini is a PhD Candidate at the University of Milan with the NASP Economic Sociology and Labor Studies Program. He holds a MS in International Business from the University of Brescia, where he was also research-assistant in economic sociology. His main interests are complex social networks analysis and inference and agent-based models of diffusion and exchange on networks, with a special focus on finance.
Pietro Saccomanno is a Ph.D. student of the NASP Economic Sociology and Labour Studies programme. Pietro holds a B.A. in Communication and Society and an M.A. in Digital Communication and Public Opinion from the University of Milan. His research interests are in the field of behavioural sociology and experimental methods applied to social media settings. He is currently developing a study on the influence of Internet memes on young adults’ political polarization.
Fabio Torreggiani is a PhD Candidate at the University of Milan with the NASP Economic Sociology and Labor Studies Program. He is fully funded by Collegio Carlo Alberto and partly affiliated to our team. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna. His research interests are in the field of computational social sciences and the study of fake news detection using gamified online social experiments. He also worked on agenda setting and political communication on social media.
Marco Venturini is a PhD student at the University of Milan in the Economic Sociology and Labour Studies doctoral programme (NASP).
He holds a BA in Political Sciences and International Relations and a MA in Economic, Finance and International Integration from the University of Pavia. His main research interests are: cryptocurrencies and financial markets; agent behaviour and trust within economic exchanges; the integration of social network analysis and agent based modelling.
Shyaam Ramkumar was a PhD Candidate at the University of Milan with the NASP Economic Sociology and Labor Studies Program. Shyaam has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Northwestern University and a Masters’s in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research interests are to use agent-based models to understand the behaviors and relationships of supply chain actors that lead to the development and diffusion of sustainable and circular innovation. He successfully defended his dissertation on 23 May 2022. Based in Atlanta, USA, he is working in scaling sustainability and circular economy-focused innovations using network theories and models. Contact him here.