Stefano Balietti

Stefano Balietti
Fellow at the Center for European Social Science Research at Mannheim University and a postdoc at the Alfred-Weber Institute of Economics at Heidelberg University
Lab Alumnus

My methodology brings together computer simulations and online behavioral experiments. I create virtual environments to study human behavior in large groups; I use bots to trigger specific conditions and artificial intelligence to determine optimal experimental designs (Bayesian methods and advanced machine learning).

My research interests encompass:

  • incentives schemes for collective intelligence, in particular peer reveiw systems;
  • optimal experimental designs, Bayesian optimization with Gaussian processes;
  • inequality, perception thereof and its consequences;
  • noise, efficiency and equality in coordination and public-good games;
  • consensus formation and social influence;
  • philosophy of science, in particular Paul Feyerabend's body of work.

I am also an active open source developer. I created a JavaScript platform for conducting real-time online group behavior experiments called nodeGame (http://nodegame.org).

Award: "Best Lightning Talk" award at SocInfo 2016 (see link below)

http://usa2016.socinfo.eu/

Download CV: 
balietti-cv.pdf (139.81 KB)

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Jonathan Green
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Syed Arefinul Haque
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Matthew Simonson
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student