Biography

My primary research interest focuses on human cooperation in the context of social dilemmas. In particular, I focus on understanding how exogenous (e.g. group composition, organisational/network structure, information flow, gossip) and endogenous (e.g. personality traits) factors improve or deplete cooperation. 

I employ both experimental methods and mathematical models (agent-based models) to investigate cooperative dynamics at both the individuals and the collective level.

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Interests
  • Cooperation
  • Reputation
  • Gossip
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Agent-based model
Education
  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 2020

    University of Southampton

  • MSc. Mathematics and Finance, 2016

    University of Essex

  • BSc in Pure Mathematics, 2015

    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

Publications

(2022). Selfish risk-seeking can provide an evolutionary advantage in a conditional public goods game. PLOS ONE.

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(2022). Networks of reliable reputations and cooperation: a review. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

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(2022). Who Are We Trusting? A Category-Based Formalisation of Trust.

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(2021). An Integrative Definition and Framework to Study Gossip. Group & Organization Management.

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(2019). The effect of psychopathy on cooperative strategies in an iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma experiment with emotional feedback. Scientific Reports.

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Teaching

 
 
 
 
 
Master Thesis Supervisor
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Oct 2019 – Present Amsterdam

Responsibilities include:

  • Guiding students in finding their research question
  • Organising and supervising data collection
  • Second grader for Master thesis
 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Southampton
Jul 2019 – Oct 2016 Southampton

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching classes of max 30 students
  • Teaching students one-to-one
  • Marking exams