Giulia Andrighetto

Senior Resercher, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) - CNR

Giulia Andrighetto PhD in Philosophy, University of Rome La Sapienza, 2007. She is senior researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) at CNR and the coordinator of the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS). She is also senior researcher at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
Giulia’s research examines the nature and dynamics of social norms, namely how norms may emerge and become stable, why norms may suddenly change, how is it possible that inefficient or unpopular norms survive, and what motivates people to obey norms. To answer these questions and build cognitively grounded models of the emergence and change of social norms, she combine theoretical models with behavioral and simulation experiments.

More info on http://labss.istc.cnr.it/director/giulia-andrighetto

Chiara Bodini

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery, specialist in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, she obtained a PhD in Public Health with a thesis entitled “Social movements and health: a participatory research-action. New health promotion practices in the name of the collective, the municipality and the sustainability of the planet ". She has  worked with CSI since its foundation. She also deals with immigration and health (she is part of the Regional Group Immigration and Health of Emilia Romagna and of the Presidency Council of the Italian Society of Migration Medicine, as well as volunteering at the Sokos clinic, global health and training in health (also through the Italian Network for the Teaching of Global Health). She is part of the Sustainability and Health Network as well as spokesperson for the People's Health Movement for the European region.

Elena Esposito

Full Professor in Sociology of Communiction, University of Bologna

Elena Esposito published many works on the theory of social systems, media theory, memory theory and sociology of financial markets. Her current research on algorithmic prediction is supported by a five-year Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.

More info at: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/elena.esposito9/en

Aldo Gangemi

Full Professor in Computer Science, University of Bologna / Director of the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of National Research Council (ISTC-CNR)

Prof. Gangemi's research focuses on Semantic Technologies, on both theoretical and applied aspects. He has been working on Medical Informatics (e.g. the ONIONS methodology and ontology), Formal Ontology (e.g. the DOLCE and D&S foundational ontologies), Semantic Web (e.g. Ontology Design Patterns), Knowledge Extraction (e.g. the FRED machine reader), Exploratory Search (e.g. the Aemoo explorer), in domains including Biomedicine, Law, Business, Fishery, Cultural Heritage, History, Finance, Advertisement.

More info at: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/aldo.gangemi/en

Alessandro Pollini

Senior Researcher in Industrial Design, Faculty of Psychology, International Telematic University Uninettuno

Interaction designer and cognitive ergonomics expert, experienced both in R&D and product design projects. 
He got his Master Degree in Human-Computer Interaction (Communication - University of Siena) in 2004, and the PhD in ICT and Interaction Design (Telematics - University of Florence). He has been Post Doc researcher at the University of Siena and A Type researcher until 2013 in Cognitive Psychology, Human-computer interaction and Learning Technologies.


Ivo Quaranta

Associate Professor in Anthropology, University of Bologna

Ivo Quaranta's main research activity is devoted to the analysis of the cultural elaboration and social production of illness experience, with regards to migrants and health care. According to him, such analyses constitute the ground on which action-research activities are realized within the heath care system, trying to combine forms of intervention capable of taking into account both: the role of cultural differences and the impact of socio-economic inequalities.

More info at: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/ivo.quaranta/en

Erik Aarden

Department of Science, Technology, and Society Studies, University of Klagenfurt

Erik Aarden is a postdoc at the Department of Science, Technology and Society Studies of the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). His research so far has focused on questions of access and distribution of resources in the context of medical research and innovation in Asia, Europe, and North-America. He has previously worked at the University of Vienna (Austria), the Harvard Program on Science, Technology & Society (USA), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), and Maastricht University (Netherlands).

More info at: https://www.aau.at/team/aarden-erik/

Nina Amelung

Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Nina Amelung is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. She works on public controversies and democratic challenges of cross-border biometric data-exchange in the context of crime and migration control infrastructures. She is especially interested in the reflection on emergent or marginalized publics. She has authored and co-authored peer reviewed articles and book chapters on the European asylum policies and biometric technologies applied in migration and crime control infrastructures. Her latest co-authored book is entitled ‘Modes of Bio-Bordering: The Hidden (Dis)integration of Europe’ published with Palgrave MacMillan.

More info at: https://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/pessoa/nina-amelung

Claudio Coletta

University of Bologna

Claudio Coletta works as a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies,  University of Bologna (IT). He holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento). Claudio works across the fields of Science & Technology Studies, Urban Studies and Organization Studies. In the last years, Claudio’s research investigated smart city development processes in EU and US, following the interplay of networked infrastructures and metropolitan-regional governance through qualitative and ethnographic approaches. Currently he coordinates the project Infratime.eu focusing on the formation of the sustainable smart urbanism timescapes.

More info at: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/claudio.coletta

Aafke Fraaije

Athena Institute Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Aafke is a PhD student at the Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her PhD project aims to contribute to responsible smart cities by fostering dialogue between citizens and smart city professionals with playful and theatrical interventions. She has a background in science communication and mechanical engineering.

More info at https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/aafke-fraaije.

Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla

Freie Universität Berlin

Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include social and economic development in the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan with a special focus on rural areas, state-society relations, industrial and resource governance and science and technology studies.

More info at https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/oas/sinologie/institut/mitarbeiter/1_professoren/Habich-Sobiegalla.html

Franziska Plümmer

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Franziska Plümmer is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Before joining MPIL, she worked as a junior lecturer at the University of Tübingen and as a postdoc at the University of Vienna. Her research lies at the intersection of International Relations, critical security studies and China studies. Her doctoral thesis inquired into the Chinese border regime’s regulation practices. More recent research concerns questions of digital sovereignty and China's authority in global institutions of data regulation.

More info: https://www.mpil.de/de/pub/institut/personen/wissenschaftlicher-bereich/fpluemme.cfm

Fran Meissner

University of Twente

Fran Meissner’s main research interest is focused on contemporary urban social configurations and how - in times of datafication - these are transformed through international migration. She is an Assistant Professor in Critical Geodata Studies and Geodata Ethics at the University of Twente. Before starting at Twente Fran was an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Leiden. She has held various prestigious research postdocs and is a long term research partner at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity where she held a Doctoral Position for her PhD degree awarded by the University of Sussex.

More info at: http://www.franmeissner.com / https://people.utwente.nl/f.meissner?tab=research

Federico Monaco

University of Parma

Federico Monaco is a sociologist graduated in Sociology of Communication and Mass-Media at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. in 2009 he obtained a PhD in Social and Political Systems at the University of Parma defending a thesis entitled “The borromean rings. Matter, Knowledge, Society” about the emergence of Big Science, collective representations of risk and digital technologies through the 20th Century. At the University of Trento he earned then a diploma in e-Learning design and training, and currently as research fellow runs TRESEIZERO, the virtual lab for VR simulation at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Parma, as well as teaching courses about Ethnography, Sociology of Health and CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) for the higher education courses for social and healthcare professions.

More info at: https://www.360.unipr.it/

Taliesin Haugh

Independent researcher

A Researcher in Sustainability (MA, SIT Graduate Institute) and Anthropology (BA, Cleveland State University). Developed and managed programs in CO2 offsetting, agrivoltaics, arts, environmental education and permaculture in Vermont before coming to Parma and joining TRESEIZERO as a researcher in XR and e-learning design. His diverse background includes anthropology and archaeology fieldwork, renewable materials design, regenerative agriculture, teaching/training, choreographed danceworks, nonprofit management, strategic planning & grant writing.

Karmijn van de Oudeweetering

KU Leuven, Belgium

Karmijn van de Oudeweetering is a PhD researcher at the Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group (KU Leuven). Her PhD research centers on the development of qualitative methodologies that attune to the specificities of digital education. In doing so, she has rolled out case studies on several European online education initiatives, each of them addressing user interfaces as central units of analysis. Her research is thereby interested in the practices that these user interfaces invoke, including various social and technological actors, and how this generates new kinds of students.

More info: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karmijn-Van-De-Oudeweetering

Mathias Decuypere

KU Leuven, Belgium

Mathias Decuypere is an Assistant Professor at the Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group (KU Leuven, Belgium). Primary research interests are in developing and making use of qualitative research methods through a sociomaterial and social topological lens; new educational technologies and heavily digitized educational environments; higher and regular education policy; and open education.

More info at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mathias-Decuypere

Gerwin van Schie

Utrecht University

Gerwin van Schie is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University, where he is working on the NWO-funded project “Datafication of Race and Ethnicity in the Netherlands: Investigating Practices, Politics and Appropriation of Governmental Open Data”. In his project, he investigates technologically mediated racialization in various data applications that make use of the API of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and appropriate race-ethnic categories in a new context and for a new purpose.

More info at: https://www.uu.nl/staff/GAvanSchie

Ranjit Singh

Data & Society Research Organization, New York

Ranjit is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the AI on the Ground Initiative of Data & Society (D&S). He studies the intersection of data infrastructures, global development, and public policy. He is currently mapping the opportunities and challenges of digital IDs and associated AI-based interventions for development in the Global South. He finished his dissertation project on affordances and limits of Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-based unique identification infrastructure, in practically achieving inclusive development and reshaping the nature of Indian citizenship at the Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, in 2020.

More info at: http://ranjitsingh.me/

Sebastian Specht

OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, R&D Division Health, Data Management and Analysis for Health Services Research; Oldenburg, Germany

Sebastian Specht is a researcher, cartographer and software developer in the group "Data Management and Analysis for Health Services Research" at the Oldenburg Institute for Informatics OFFIS e.V. and at the Cross-Border Institute of Healthcare Systems and Prevention (CBI). He studied Cartography and Digital Media in Dresden and Bremen, Germany.

More info at: https://www.offis.de/offis/person/sebastian-specht.html


Alena Thiel

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Since 2019, Alena Thiel is a post-doc at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Her current work is concerned with the role of (biometric) identification technologies in Ghana. Taking the promise of the current, digital “data revolution” of the Ghanaian population data system as a starting point, the project “How Democracies Know: Identification technologies and quantitative analyses of development in Ghana” explores how Ghanaian policy makers integrate previously isolated, administrative population registers for new, interoperability-based applications aimed at improving the timeliness and coverage of population data for internationally standardized reporting.

More info at: https://lost-research-group.org/staff/alena-thiel/ & https://lost-research-group.org/portfolio/how-democracies-know-identification-technologies-and-quantitative-analyses-of-development-in-ghana/