People

PROJECT COORDINATORS

He is professor of economics at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, where he is also the Director of GAME Science Research Center. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Siena, with a thesis on social economics and game theory. He currently works in the areas of the evolution of prosociality, evolutionary selection of game equilibria, measurement of strategic skills, measurement of bounded rationality, dual process interactive decision-making, economics of social status and social norms, social determinants of subjective well-being.

He is Associate Professor at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (IT) and at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics in Leiden University (NL). He is Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University (UK). Since 2011, he leads a research group with strongly interdisciplinary interests, including network theory, financial complexity, social dynamics, statistical physics and graph theory. He teaches courses in Complex Networks and Econophysics. He holds a master degree in theoretical physics from the University of Rome III (2001) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Siena (2005).

She is a Mathematician from Bari, currently an assistant professor at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (NETWORKS research unit) where she works on the human functional and structural brain network, with particular attention to its modular organization. She got the PhD in Economics at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa working on the International Trade Network as a complex system. Her main research interests are: social dynamics, complex networks, statistical physics, null models, econophysics, epidemics, brain.

He is Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Psychophysiology. He studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pisa (Italy) and received his Ph.D. in Neurosciences at Scuola Superiore “Sant’Anna” (Pisa, Italy), after which he spent more than two years at the Laboratory of Neuroscience/NIA and Laboratory of Brain and Cognition/NIMH at NIH (Bethesda MD, USA), where acquired expertise on brain functional exploration methodologies to study the structural and functional brain responses, mainly in the field of perception and cognition. He is currently leading multidisciplinary research projects to study the behavioral and neurobiological correlates of human multisensory perception, embodied cognition and social interaction.

He is Associate Professor of Computer Science within the SysMA research unit of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, where he also serves as Director of the PhD track in Computer Science and Systems Engineering as well as Director's Delegate for Education and Information Systems. He received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the quantitative modeling and analysis of concurrent and distributed systems using mathematical tools such as stochastic processes (in particular Markov chains) and differential equations, as well as higher-level formalisms such as process algebra and queueing networks. A major general theme of his research is to develop effective techniques for the analysis of large-scale models where massive amounts of entities are involved.

He is professor of economics at the University of Florence. He got his phd from the University of Siena on stochastic evolutionary dynamics. His research interests encompass: evolutionary game theory, social dynamics, bounded rationality, behavioral rules, institutions, social norms, prosocial behavior, cognitive foundations of decision-making, experimental methods. He is currently working on cognition and social motives as factors affecting prosocial behaviors.

VISITING SCHOLARS

He is senior lecturer in economics at Middlesex University, London, where he also coordinate the phd program in economics. He combines behavioral experiments, mathematical modelling, and numerical simulations to understand how people solve this and related conflicts, with the goal of helping institutions to create more collaborative societies.

CollaboratING RESEARCHERS

He is an Associate Professor in economics at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca and Visiting Professor at University of Alicante. His main research interests are labor economics, international trade, health economics, applied economics and microeconometrics.

He is an assistant professor in cognitive computational and social neuroscience at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. His research activity focuses on the study of the interactions between experience-dependent brain plasticity and sleep in humans.

RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Roberto di Paolo

Dario Menicagli

Phd StudentS INVOLVED

Tatiana Celadin

Erica Ordali

Pablo Marcos-Prieto

Veronica Pizziol

Sedric Zucchiatti