Stefano Balietti Scholar Profile

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

Bio

First name / Last name: Stefano Balietti
Email: stefano.balietti@microsoft.com

Current Position

Postdoc at Microsoft Research Computational Social Science.
23/7/2018 - current
Principal subjects covered: Bayesian optimal experimental design, incentive schemes for interactive groups, online experiments and computer simulations.

Previous Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern Network Science Institute and at Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.
1/1/2016 - 22/7/2018
Principal subjects covered: Bayesian optimal experimental design, incentive schemes for interactive groups, online experiments and computer simulations.
Postdoc in the group of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich.
23/07/2015 - 31/12/2015
Principal subjects covered: Science of science, scientometrics, sociology of science, evolutionary modeling, agent-based simulations, behavioral economics, public-good experiments, coordination games.

Education

PhD student in the group of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich.
20/11/2011 - 22/07/2015
Dissertation Title: The Complex Systems of Science: Computer simulations, laboratory and online experiments.
Co-examiners: Prof. Robert L. Goldstone (Indiana University) and Prof. Andreas Flache (University of Groningen).
Principal subjects covered:
Scientific topics: 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.
Computational skills: data analysis, econometrics, R, MATLAB, Node.js, JavaScript, JAVA, PHP, Drupal, data mining, distributed systems.
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 (http://visioneer.ethz.ch) and the FuturICT Flagship Initiative (http://futurict.eu).
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

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