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Presentations

Conference and workshop presentations

  • Social influence and opinion polarization on the Internet: a field experiment. presented at 10th Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists (INAS 2017), Oslo, 2017
  • Sparking cascades of proenvironment behavior. Human Dimensions of Environmental Risks Main content Behavioural Experiments, Field Experiments, Survey Research, Monte Verità, Ascona, 2017 
  • How to trigger off cascades of environmentally friendly behavior? presented at LOOPS 3 - Transformative change and social-ecological resilience in the World-Earth system: modeling, concepts and data, Potsdam, 2017
  • A field-experiment testing the negative-influence assumption” 38th Congress of the German Sociological Association (DGS), Section on Model building and Simulation, Bamberg, 2016
  • Can Noise in Behavioral Models Improve Macro-Predictions? An Empirical Test. presented together with Dirk Helbing at International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA), August 2016 
  • Web Personalization and Opinion Polarisation. presented together with Lukas Bischofberger at Social Simulation 2015 - The 11th conference of the european social simulation association, Groningen, 2015
  • A behavioural study of noise in coordination games. presented with Heinrich Nax at 16th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Web personalisation and opinion polarisation. presented together with Lukas Bischofberger at International Conference on Computational Social Science. Helsinki, 2015
  • The competitive advantage of wasteful cultural institutions. presented together with Dirk Helbing at Social Norms and Institutions 2015, Model Building, Empirical Corroborations, and Applications. International Conference at the Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) of ETH Zurich, Monte Verità, Ascona 2015
  • A behavioural study of noise in coordination games. presented with Heinrich Nax at Experimentelle Spieltheorie in der Soziologie: Theoretische Entwicklungen und empirische AnwendungenFrühjahrstagung der DGS-Sektion ModSim, Leipzig, 2015
  • Web Personalization and Opinion Polarization. presented with Lukas Bischofberger at 6th International Conference on Social Informatics, Barcelona, 2014
  • Random Deviations and the Micro-Macro-Problem. presented at workshop on "Social Mechanisms – Methodological Challenges, Empirical Applications & Modeling Techniques", Düsseldorf, 2014 
  • Being Different vs. Being Special. A Simulation Study on the Macro-effects of Alternative Differentiation Mechanisms. presented with Andreas Flache and James Kitts at 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco 2014 (Section on Mathematical Sociology paper session)
  • Web Personalization and Opinion Polarization. presented together with Lukas Bischofberger (presenter) at the 8th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Ann Arbor 2014
  • Being distinct vs. being special. An agent-based model on the macro-effects of alternative social differentiation mechanisms. presented with Andreas Flache and James Kitts at Social Mechanisms Workshop. Düsseldorf, 2014
  • Random deviations and the micro-macro problem. presented together with Dirk Helbing at First International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences (IMEBESS). Oxford, 2014  
  • Ignorance is bliss. An agent-based model of the diffusion of norm violation in networks. presented together with Karl-Dieter Opp at 2014 Spring Meeting of the DPG (German Physical Association). Dresden, 2014 (Section on Physics of Socio-Economic Systems)
  • Random deviations and the micro-macro problem. presented together with Dirk Helbing at 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York 2013 (Section on Mathematical Sociology paper session)
  • The competitive advantage of signaling. presented together with Dirk Helbing at Advances in Rational Choice Social Research (ASA preconference of the Rationality and Society section). New York, 2013
  • The competitive advantage of signaling. presented together with Dirk Helbing at 6th Analytical Sociology Conference. Stockholm 2013
  • Triggering off the crime cascade. presented together with Karl-Dieter Opp at sunbelt XXXIII, Hamburg, Germany, 2013
  • The competitive advantage of signaling. presented together with Dirk Helbing at New Developments in Signaling and Game Theory, Monte Verità, Ascona, 2012
  • The structural effects of randomness on the emergence of social normspresented together with Dirk Helbing at 36th Congress of the German Sociological Association (DGS), section on Model building and Simulation, Bochum, 2012
  • In the short term we divide, in the long term we unite. presented together with Andreas Flache, Károly Takács, and Karen Jehn at 36th Congress of the German Sociological Association (DGS), section on Model building and Simulation, Bochum, 2012
  • Perturbations on the micro level affect patterns on the macro level. Results from a laboratory experiment. presented together with Dirk Helbing at "5th Analytical Sociology Conference", New York, 2012
  • Can Cheap Talk Fuel Intergroup Conflict? presented together with Jacob Dijkstra at “Rational Choice Sociology: Theoretical Contributions and Empirical Applications”, Venice International University, 2011 
  • Differentiation without distancing. Explaining opinion bi-polarization without assuming negative influence. presented together with Andreas Flache at 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
  • Social differentiation and diversity in social networks. presented together with James Kitts, and Andreas Flache at 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada 2011 (Thematic Session. Conflict and Cooperation in Social Networks)
  • Negative Social Preferences in Intergroup Settings. presented together with Jacob Dijkstra at Game Theory and Society. Models of Social Interaction in Sociological Research, Zürich, 2011
  • Negative Social Preferences in Intergroup Settings. presented together with Jacob Dijkstra at The 14th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Amsterdam, 2011
  • We can't always get what we want. Even if we both want it. Cooperation and efficiency in one-shot and two-shot PDs with incomplete information. presented together with Jacob Dijkstra (presenter) and Marcel van Assen at The 14th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Threshold models of Behavioral Diffusion. presented together with Tobias Stark (presenter) and Ali Honari at sunbelt XXXI. St.Pete Beach, Florida, 2011
  • The persistence of a pluralistic society in continuous models of opinion dynamics. presented together with Andreas Flache and Dirk Helbing at sunbelt XXXI. St.Pete Beach, Florida, 2011
  • The persistence of a pluralistic society in continuous models of opinion dynamics. presented together with Andreas Flache and Dirk Helbing at 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia 2010
  • The Emergence and Dissemination of Extremism. presented together with Andreas Flache at Autumn meetig of the DGS-ModSim, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2009
  • Faultlines and Polarization. The neglected Effects of Crisscrossing work team members. presented together with Andreas Flache and Károly Takács at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, California, 2008
  • The bridge over the faultline. presented together with Andreas Flache and Károly Takács at sunbelt XXVIII. St.Pete Beach, Florida, 2008
  • What on earth must we assume to explain increasing opinion differences between subgroups without assuming negative influence?. presented together with Andreas Flache and Hanne Visser at International Workshop on Challenges and Visions in the Social Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2008
  • How to get the timing right? A computational model of how demographic faultlines undermine team performance and how the right timing of contacts can solve the problem. presented together with Andreas Flache at sunbelt XXVII, Corfu Island, Greece, 2007
  • Network Games of Social Influence. presented together with Károly Takács (presenter) and Andreas Flache at sunbelt XXVII, Corfu Island, Greece, 2007
  • The double edge of demographic faultlines. The neglected effects of crisscrossing on cohesion and performance in work teams. presented together with Andreas Flache and Károly Takács at “Rational Choice Sociology: Theoretical Contributions and Empirical Applications”, Venice International University, 2007
  • Does Regional Identification Lead To Negative Attitudes Towards Foreigners? presented at 101st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montréal, Canada, 2006
  • The Strength of Insufficient Punishment. Cooperation and Punishment in Norm Games. presented together with Heiko Rauhut, Msc at “Rational Choice Sociology: Theoretical Contributions and Empirical Applications”, Venice International University, 2007 


Keynote


Invited talks

  • “Web Personalization and Opinion Polarization. presented at Lecture Series of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany, 2017
  • Opinion influence fosters consensus, not polarization. Results from an online field-experiment. presented at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), Germany, 2016 

  • When is ignorance bliss? Disclosing true information and cascades of norm violation in networks. presented at the Institute of Analytical Sociology Seminar. Liköping University, Sweden, 2016.
  • Social influence and opinion polarization on news websites.  A field experiment. presented at Conference on Complex Systems 2016,  Satellite Workshop on Computational Social Science: Contagion, Collective Behaviour, and Networks. The Netherlands, 2016
  • Nash equilibria, myopic best-response and learning. presented at Controversies in Game Theory III: Game Theory and John F. Nash. ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2016
  • The competitive advantage of wasteful cultural institutions. Evidence from a cultural tournament in the labEuropean University Institute Florence. Italy. 2015
  • Random deviations and the micro-macro-problem. Cooperative Relations Seminar at Department of Sociology, University Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2015

  • Complexity research and the micro-macro relation. presented at Micro-Macro Workshop organised by Peter Hedström and Petri Ylikoski at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters. Sweden, 2015
  • Do Intergroup Conflicts Necessarily Result from Outgroup Hate? presented at Controversies in Game Theory II: Social Preference Theory and Mechanism Design. ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2015
  • Will the Personalization of online Social Networks foster Opinion Polarisation. presented at Lorenz Workshop on Socio-Economic Complexity, Lorenz Center Leiden, The Netherlands. 2015 

  • Random Deviations and the Micro-Macro-Problem. presented at Sociology colloquium at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2014

  • Random Deviations and the Micro-Macro-Problem. presented at the Social-mechanism seminar at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013 

  • Perturbations on the micro level affect patterns on the macro level. Results from a laboratory experiment. presented at the ESI Spring Workshop, Max Planck Institute of Economics Jena, Germany. 2012

  • Modeling social processes with simulation tools: The example of social differentiation. presented at the Colloquium of the SFB-Projekt, Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld. 2012
  • Social differentiation and the emergence of clustering and polarization. presented together with Andreas Flache and James Kitts at Quantitative Sociology Colloquium, ETH Zurich 2011
  • Negative Social Preferences in Intergroup Settings. presented with Jacob Dijkstra at "Social Networks, Solidarity and Inequality: The Next Frontier" (Symposium on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the ICS), University of Groningen 2011
  • Opinion Polarization and demographic faultlines. presented with Andreas Flache at colloquium of the faculty of applied economics, University of Antwerp, 2011
  • What on earth must we assume to explain clustering and polarization of opinions despite social influence? presented together with Andreas Flache and Dirk Helbing at the colloquium of the Theoretical Biology Group at the Department of biology, University of Groningen, 2011
  • Opinion clustering and noise. presented together with Andreas Flache and Dirk Helbing at Cooperative Relations and Social Networks Seminar at the Department of Sociology at Utrecht University, 2010
  • Opinion clustering and noise. presented together with Andreas Flache and Dirk Helbing at Colloqium of the Sociology Department at Karl-von-Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, 2010
  • Homophily, Persuasion and Opinion Polarization. Laboratory experiments on Polarization in Small Groups. presented at Modeling Complex Socio-Economic Systems and Crises, ETH Zurich, 2008
  • How to get the timing right. A computational model of how demographic faultlines undermine team performance and how the right timing of contacts can solve the problem. presented together with Andreas Flache at Pionier seminar at the Department of Sociology at Utrecht University, 2006
  • Does Regional Identification Lead To Negative Attitudes Towards Foreigners? presented at "Methods and Models in Sociology Seminar (MEMOS)” at University of Groningen, 2006