Stefano Balietti

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. (Woody Allen)


First name / Last name: Stefano Balietti
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 26/02/1983
Gender: male

Current Position

Postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern Network Science Institute and at Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.
1/1/2016 - current

Previous Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoc in the group of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich.
23/07/2015 - 31/12/2015


PhD student in the group of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich.
20/11/2011 - 22/07/2015
Principal subjects covered:  Science of science, scientometrics, sociology of science, evolutionary modeling, agent-based simulations, behavioral economics, public goods experiments, systemic effects of competition and meritocracy, efficiency in coordination games, e.g. congestion games.
Research Assistant at the Chair of Sociology in particular Modelling and Simulation. Prof. Dirk Helbing, ETH Zürich
17/08/2009 - 20/11/2011
Principal subjects covered: Responsible for the VISIONEER project ( and the FuturICT Flagship Initiative (
MA Economics and Corporate 1st Class (Final grade: 110/110 cum laude)
01/12/2005 - 04/07/2008
Principal subjects covered: Econometrics, Corporate Strategies, International Economics, International Finance, International Monetary Economics, Business Programming.
Internet Science Degree 1st class (Final grade: 110/110 cum laude)
01/07/2002 - 29/11/2005
Principal subjects covered: Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Programming, Operating Systems, Internet Architecture, Databases, Corporate Finance, Marketing.
Scientific Liceo FM Campana (Final grade: 100/100)
01/07/1998 - 01/07/2002
Principal subjects covered: Mathematics, Philosophy, Italian Literature, Latin, English, History, Philosophy, Art and History of Art.

Personal Skills and Competences

Italian: mother tongue
English: fluent
Spanish (Castillan): fluent
German: intermediate
Romanian: intermediate
Swedish: basic