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Visiting Scholars2024-04-21T17:49:19+00:00
Joshua M. Epstein
Joshua M. EpsteinNew York University
Joshua M. Epstein is Professor of Epidemiology in the NYU School of Global Public Health, founding Director of the NYU Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory, and affiliated faculty at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Wolff Family Department of Politics. His research interest has been modeling complex social dynamics using mathematical and computational methods, notably the method of Agent-Based Modeling in which he is a recognized pioneer. He has applied this method to the study of infectious diseases (e.g., Ebola, pandemic influenza, and COVID), vector-borne diseases (e.g., zika), urban disaster preparedness, contagious civil violence, the evolution of norms, economic dynamics, computational archaeology, and the emergence of social classes, among many other topics. His books include Nonlinear Dynamics, Mathematical Biology, and Social Science (Wiley 1997), Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling (Princeton, 2006), Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science (Princeton, 2013), and with Robert Axtell, Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up (MIT, 1996). He earned his BA from Amherst College and his Ph.D. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Eduardo Coltre Ferraciolli
Eduardo Coltre FerraciolliISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Portugal
Eduardo Coltre Ferraciolli will visit our BehaveLab from October 2023 to April 2024. For his PhD, Eduardo is investigating complementary currencies by deploying combined frameworks from economics and sociology. At our lab, Eduardo will develop agent-based formalizations addressing open questions on monetary theory. Eduardo’s background also includes work with finance in Brazil and with artificial intelligence in the Shenzhen technology industry.
Francesca Giardini
Francesca GiardiniDepartment of Sociology, University of Groningen, NL
Francesca Giardini is associate professor in sociology at the University of Groningen, NL. She uses theoretical analysis, agent-based modeling and lab experiments to investigate the mechanisms of social sustainability, social norms and cooperation. She is interested in gossip and reputation based governance and she is also working on risk communication and disaster resilience. She will visit the Behave team during a mini-sabbatical granted by the University of Groningen in May 2023.
Thomas Klebel
Thomas KlebelResearcher, Know-Center (Graz, Austria)
As part of his PhD, Thomas investigates the interplay between the advent of Open Science practices and structural forces leading to inequality in academia. He will join BEHAVE from 15 to 16 December 2021 to work on a joint project about data sharing practices and policies. Thomas has a background in sociology and music performance, and is project manager for the EC-funded project ON-MERRIT.
Elena Álvarez García
Elena Álvarez GarcíaMaster student, University of Valencia (Spain)
Elena Álvarez García will join BEHAVE from 13 to 17 December 2021 to work on a joint project on data analysis of peer review in scholarly journals. Elena is currently a master student at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Valencia under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Grimaldo.
Elisa Bellotti
Elisa BellottiLecturer, University of Manchester
Elisa Bellotti will spend part of her sabbatical year at BEHAVE from 1 September 2021 to 31 January 2022 to work on joint projects on social network analysis, gender and sociology of science. Elisa is member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis at the University of Manchester and she is a widely recognised expert in ego networks and mixed methods.
Marco Seeber
Marco SeeberAssociate Professor, University of Adger
Marco Seeber will join BEHAVE from 27 to 29 September 2021 to work on joint projects on peer review with Prof. Flaminio Squazzoni. Marco is doing research on science and evaluation using a multilevel, comparative and quantitative approach.
Daniel Garcia Costa
Daniel Garcia CostaPhD Student, University of Valencia
Daniel Garcia Costa will join BEHAVE from 28 June to end of July 2021 to work on a joint project on data analysis of peer review on scholarly journals with Dr. Federico Bianchi and Prof. Flaminio Squazzoni. Daniel is specialised in data science and data mining and works at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Valencia under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Grimaldo.
Tanzhe Tang
Tanzhe TangPhD Student, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Tanzhe Tang joined BEHAVE on November 2019 to work on a joint project on network attributes of opinion dynamics in agent-based models. Tanzhe is working in an ERC project “Behave” led by Caspar Chorus, professor of Choice Behaviour Modelling at Delft University of Technology
Francisco Grimaldo Moreno
Francisco Grimaldo MorenoAssociate Professor of Computer Science, University of Valencia, Spain
Francisco Grimaldo joined BEHAVE on January 2019 to work on a joint project on the behavioural analysis of peer review

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