June 14 to June 25, 2021 | University College London | Virtual event



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Andrea Baronchelli
Andrea is a Reader in Mathematics at City, University of London and Economic Data Science theme lead at The Alan Turing Institute. Andrea researches self-organisation and emerging phenomena in social and economic systems. In particular, coordination and spreading phenomena on social networks, behaviour change, blockchain and cryptos, online marketplaces, human mobility, and fundamental problems in network science.
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Joshua Becker
Joshua is an Assistant Professor at the UCL School of Management, University College London. Joshua received their PhD in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to graduate school, Joshua worked professionally in mediation and conflict resolution, spent some time managing training and coaching for a customer service department, and now serves as a pro-bono mediator with the Chicago Conflict Resolution Center. Joshua's research focuses on communication networks and collective intelligence.
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Nicola Perra
Nicola is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Network Science at the Business School of Greenwich University, London, UK. Nicola's research focuses on human dynamics, big-data analytics, network science, and mathematical/digital epidemiology. In particular, his interests lie on the characterization and modeling of dynamical processes unfolding on time-varying and multiplex networks, human adaptive behaviors, data-driven modeling of infectious diseases, and the study of Online/Offline Social Networks.
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Milena Tsvetkova
Milena is an Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, Milena was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute. Milena uses large-scale online experiments, network analysis, and computational modeling to study fundamental social phenomena such as cooperation, contagion, segregation, and inequality.
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Mike Yeomans
Mike is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and Organisational Behaviour at Imperial College Business School. In their research, Mike uses natural language processing to study decision-making in conversation.


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Viktoria Spaiser
Viktoria is an Associate Professor in Sustainability Research and Computational Social Sciences. She is also affiliated with the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) and the Priestley International Centre for Climate in Leeds. Before her time at Leeds, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Stockholm Institute for Futures Studies and at the Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University in Sweden. Viktoria's current research focuses on how societies can make a rapid, fair and empowering transition to zero-emissions / zero-pollution and specifically how normative change initiated by climate change movements such as Fridays for Future can contribute to social tipping in the response to the climate crisis. In her research she uses computational social science approaches such as Agent Based Modelling, Natural Language Processing of large-scale textual data e.g. from Twitter, Dynamical Systems Modelling etc.
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Ken Benoit
Kenneth Benoit is Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Professor (Part-time) in the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University. He has previously held positions in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin and at the Central European University (Budapest). He received his Ph.D. (1998) from Harvard University, Department of Government.
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Peaks Krafft
Dr Peaks Krafft (they/them) is Senior Lecturer and MA Internet Equalities Course Leader at the UAL Creative Computing Institute. Dr Krafft undertakes critically-oriented computer science research, academic organising, and community organising, especially recently on four issues in higher education and tech: social impacts of technology; personal and institutional accountability; anti-racism in organisations, and conflicts of interest from tech funding. Dr Krafft participates in several tech justice groups including NoTechForTyrants, United Tech and Allied Workers, and the Movement for Anti-Oppressive Computing Practices.

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Samuel Dupret
Sam is a cognitive science student, currently working as a research assistant at the UCL School of Management. Sam is passionate about good and impactful science, even more so if it involves multiplayer experiments!


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