Highlights


News from ASA section on Rationality & Society, and ISA section on Rational Choice

Last issue of Agora, the joint newsletter of ASA Rationality and Society Section and ISA RC45 on Rational Choice.
An interview of mine (by Wojtek Przepiorka) on RCTs and ABMs is now out as a part of AGORA (read the Interview) (read the full newsletter).

News on my own work (related to the SARS-Cov-2 crisis)

Op-ed on an elimination-of-infection strategy against SARS-CoV-2, simultaneously published in Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, El Pais, La Repubblica, Polish and De Volkskrant

A data-based modeling paper showing how consequential can be the inclusion of the heterogeneity of per-actor close-range social interactions within epidemiological models of disease diffusion:

Now out in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
US coverage on understanding society here
EU coverage by European University Institute (EUI) press service here
French coverage by CNRS (INSHS) press service here
French media coverage Le Monde L'Express Mediapart
Talk at SciencesPo Paris (OSC)
Talk at EUI Florence (EUI)
 
Several theoretical pieces of mine on the missing link between serious analyses of real-world social interactions and epidemiological models:

Le Monde (in French) on April 14 2020
La Vie des Idées (in French) on April 21 2020
Sociologica (in English) on May 20 2020
American Sociological Association coverage here

Some other more or less recently published stuff  

A new meta-theorietical paper on the link between Agent-based Computational Modeling and Methodological Individualism is now out in L'Année Sociologique.


Some less recent news... 

Talk at NYC Computational Economics & Complexity Workshop within the Eastern Economic Association, 29 february 2020, Boston. 

On July 6 2019 I successfully defended my Habilitation à diriger des recherches (TOCs and summary) at Sorbonne University before of a jury composed of Anouck Barberousse (SU), Pierre Demeleunaere (SU), Ivan Ermakoff (Wisconsin), Andreas Flache (Groningen), Olivier Godechot (CNRS), and Daniel Little (Michigan). A trace of the tremendously fruitful exchange that I had the chance to have with the jury can be found here.

My major paper based on the 2013-2016 ANR funded project on the diffusion of innovations among potter communities across the world is now out.
A wider set of papers from this project is now part of a special issue I edited with the ethno-archaeologist, CNRS Silver Medal (2015), Valentine 

I was elected on the board of the Research Committee 45 (Rational Choice) of the International Sociological Association for the term 2019-2022.

Selection of Past Activities (2016-2019) 

# Undergraduat class (2rd year) on Social Stratification at Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi) in the Philosophy/Sociology bachelor program (November 2019).
#Talk at a workshop on Methodological Individualism at the Frech School of Rome, June 25-26 2019. 
#Class on ABMs in the PhD Programm of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the university of Trento, April 1-5, 2019 (see the program).
#Brown bag seminars at the Center for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS), University of Trento, March 20 2019 (read more)
#2018-2019 Paris SPS Seminar (see also the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 programs).

# Undergraduat class (3rd year) on Social Stratification at Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi) in the Philosophy/Sociology bachelor program (December 2018).
# Member of the Program committee of the Social Informatics Conference 2018, Saint-Petersburg, Higher School of Economics, 25-28 September.
# Session organizer at the world congress of the International Sociological Association (Toronto, July 15-21, 2018) (see the session's program).
# Chair of the prize committee for the  “Robert K. Merton Award in Analytical Sociology” to be presented at the next INAS conference (Stanford, June, 7-8 2018)
# Member of the prize committee for the “Theory Prize (book)” of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association to be presented at the next ASA conference (Philadelphia, August 11-14, 2018)
# Talk on "Causality and Agent-based Models" in the Topics in the Philosophy of Social Science seminar series at the university of Ca' Foscari in Venice (9 March 2018).

# My entry (with Peter Hedström) on Raymond Boudon in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (John Wiley & Sons) is now out.

# Keynote at the MARAMI 2017 conference at La Rochelle University (France), 19 October 2017. 
# Panelist at book simposium on Daniel Little at ENPOSS 2017, Cracow University of Economics, September 20-22, 2017
# Discussant at the Second International Workshop of ISA RC45 on Social Inequality, University of Utrecht (see the flyer)
# Talk at 10th analytical sociology conference (International Network of Analytical Sociology -INAS) (University of Oslo, 8-9 June 2017).
# I seat on the Scientific Committee of the 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS), september 20-22, 2017, Krakov University of Economics  

# I organize a session on "Analytical and Rational-Choice-Oriented Sociology: Friends or Foes?" at the 3rd Forum of the International Sociological Association (July 10-14, 2016 -Vienna).
# I organize (with Valentine Roux, CNRS and Blandine Bril, EHESS) a conference on "Diffusion on Innovations: Social Boundaries and Networks" at the university of Paris-Sorbonne (June 16-17, 2016, Paris).
# I organize (with Paola Tubaro, CNRS) a session on "Network Science and Agent-Based Models: What Cooperation?" at the Second European Conference on Social Network (EUSN) (June 15, 2016, Paris).
# Member of the prize committee for the 2016 Outstanding Article Publication Award of the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

# Brief speech on "Computational Social Science" at the French National Assembly on January 21, 2016 [program] [video].