Past Member

Niccolo Pescetelli

Former Postdoctoral Associate


Since August 2017, I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Scalable Cooperation group. My main research focus is on decision-making and information processes in social contexts. I’m interested in how people interacting together share, transform and integrate information in order to make individual and collective decisions, often reaching outstanding results. I want to investigate the properties of networks of recursively interacting agents by studying their behaviour and dynamics in opinion space. In particular I’m looking at how people decisions and sense of confidence are affected by social interaction. The main tools I’m using are Signal Detection Theory (SDT), Agent-Based modeling, Bayesian theory and behavioral analysis.

I am also part of the IARPA-funded HFC competition, which aims at creating optimal human - machine hybrid forecasting systems. 

Contact me if you are interested in collaborating. We are constantly looking for skilled and bright people to join our efforts.