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NEWS (11-21): My PhD student Maaike Los was awarded the KIVI/KNVI (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals) second young talent price 2021 from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) for her excellent master’s thesis on participatory budgeting (supervised by Davide Grossi).


NEWS (09-21): I have just welcomed two PhD candidates into my team: Maaike Los, working on collective decision making in social networks (co-supervised with Davide Grossi), and Edoardo Baccini, working on logic and opinion formation in social networks (co-supervised with Rineke Verbrugge).


NEWS (02-21): My paper “Priority Merge and Intersection Modalities” (with Olivier Roy and Norbert Gratzl) appeared in the Review of Symbolic Logic.


NEWS (01-21): I will talk about “Logic for social networks” at the Berkeley-Stanford Circle in Logic and Philosophy special event in celebration of World Logic Day, on January 16.


NEWS (12-20): We are inviting applications for a PhD position in *Foundations of Knowledge and Opinion Formation in Social Networks*. The selected candidate will join the Multi-Agent Systems Group of the University of Groningen and work primarily under my supervision. More information here.


NEWS (11-20): The Dutch Research Council (NWO) awarded a VENI grant to my research project “Social Networks and Democracy”.

*Social Networks and Democracy*
How do social networks impact democracy? In the age of ‘fake news’, this question is societally more relevant than ever. This project develops a general theory of the interaction between networks and democracy, tests its results on the ‘liquid democracy’ voting system, and provides concrete recommendations that probably safeguard democracy.


NEWS (02-20): The Dutch Human Rights Institute ruled that the Erasmus University Rotterdam discrimated against me while I was pregnant because they did not reschedule my job interview planned when I was about to give birth. De Volkskrant published an article about the case, and I am glad that this suscited many discussions and created more awareness towards the obtacles women have to face in their academic career.


NEWS (01-20): I will join the University of Groningen as Assistant Professor in cognitive artificial intelligence, starting next September. I will be a member of the Multi-Agent Systems Group at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Bernoulli Institute.


NEWS (08-19): I will present my work on Priority Merge and Intersection Modalities (with Norbert Gratzl and Olivier Roy) at the 16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST19) in Prague, 5–10 August.


NEWS (06-19): I will give an invited lecture on Foundations of A.I.: the Logic of Social Phenomena at the interdisciplinary conference on Deliberation, Belief Aggregation, and Epistemic Democracy (DBAEDII) in Paris, 11-13 June.


NEWS (06-19): My paper Dynamic Epistemic Logic of Diffusion and Prediction in Threshold Models, (with Alexandru Baltag, Rasmus K. Rendsvig and Sonja Smets) is now published in Studia Logica.


NEWS (05-19): I will give an invited lecture on Logical Foundations of Social Influence & Networks, at the workshop Social Models of Meaning Acquisition (SOMMA), Warsaw, 23-24 May.


NEWS (01-19): I will be visiting the Department of Information Science & Media Studies of the University of Bergen in March, and will speak about “Logical foundations of A.I.: social influence & networks” at the artificial intelligence seminar AI Agora.


NEWS (12-18): My paper Diffusion in Social Networks with Recalcitrant Agents (with Pavel Naumov) is now published in the Journal of Logic and Computation (JLC).


NEWS (01-18): I will be teaching the courses Collective Decision Theory and Epistemic Logic to the Philosophy & Economics students in Bayreuth this summer semester (with Soroush R. Rad).


NEWS (09-17): I will be teaching the course Social Networks for Logicians at ESSLLI 2018, 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, in Sofia, together with Pavel Naumov.


NEWS (02-17): I will be teaching a course on Knowledge and opinion formation in crowds to the students of the Philosophy and Economics programme, offering a panorama of social informational phenomena: wisdom of the crowds, informational cascades, pluralistic ignorance, polarization, diffusion and stabilization of opinions in social networks, consensus formation, etc.


NEWS (01-17): I am now a member of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bayreuth, and of the Philosophy & Economics programme team!

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NEWS (07-16) I am happy to announce that in January 2017, I will start a 3 year postdoc position inSocial Epistemology and Epistemic Logic at the Department of  Philosophy of the University of Bayreuth, Germany, as a member of the project “From Shared Evidence to Group Attitudes (SEGA)” funded by the German (DFG) and the Czech Science Foundation (GACR).

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NEWS (04-16): I was interviewed about my research on informational collective failures for an article published in the Dutch newspaper Trouw on April 2nd.

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NEWS (03-16): I defended my PhD thesis “Dynamic Logics of Networks – Information Flow and the Spread of Opinion” on March 22nd. The collocated workshop “Logical Dynamics of Social Influence and Information Change” was held on the same day.

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NEWS (01-16): I started a postdoc position at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Liverpool, as a member of Davide Grossi‘s EPSRC-funded project “Foundations of Opinion Formation in Autonomous Systems”.

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