SMS-Social Modelling and Simulations
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He is a researcher in social complexity. He is currently a Postdoc at the Computational Social Science group at ETH, Zurich and a previous Marie Curie Fellow. His research revolves around opinions and collective intelligence using cutting-edge methodologies that combine many different disciplines.
He took a BA in Asian History at the University of Bologna before moving in UK in 2006 to pursue a MSc in GIS and Spatial Analyses in Archaeology and a PhD in Archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. After completing his doctorate in 2013, he worked as a Research Associate at UCL and as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellow at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. In 2016 he joined the Department of Archaeology in Cambridge as a McDonald Institute Anniversary Research Fellow and was subsequently appointed lecturer in Computational Analysis of Long-Term Human Cultural and Biological Dynamics.
Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the Universitat de Barcelona. In 2012, he founded OpenSystems, a research group that run scientific research based on citizen participation and artistic practices. Aiming to collectively respond to specific social concerns, OpenSystems has run more than 15 public experiments with more than 2,500 participants. He has been coordinating Barcelona Citizen Science Office, an inititative of the Barcelona City Council that works as a community of practice of a large number of citizen science projects and implements specific programmes in civic centres, primary schools as well as high schools.
Associate professor at Cergy Pontoise University since 1993, she did her undergraduate studies at Buenos Aires University and obtained her PhD in Physics in 1992 at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Toulouse. She is interested in the study of complexity in Physics, as well as in other fields like Ecology or Social Sciences, with the tools and the point of view of Physics.
After a PhD on experimental condensed-matter physics, he worked for 15 years on the modeling of nanostructure growth. After, he decided to follow an unconventional path and switch to the modeling of social systems. During that period, he started a collaboration with Bruno Latour’s team at Sciences Po’s Médialab in Paris. His present work takes advantage of the avalanche of social data available on the Web to improve our understanding of society. Among other books, he is autor of Your Life in Numbers: Modelling Society Through Data
Xavier is a Ramón y Cajal senior research fellow at the University of Barcelona. His main task in this position is to explore and teach new digital approaches to understand and communicate dynamics of past human activity. His original background is a bachelor degree in Computer Science in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2003) and a PhD in Heritage studies in Universitat de Barcelona (2009). He held a lecturership in Computational Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2020) and was Team Leader of the Humanities research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (2009-2016). His transdisciplinary experience helps him to stablish links between Humanities and Computer Science.