News

2019/11/18 Publication ready.
2017/12/1 Started Ph.D. @ CSH.
2017/11/27 Successfully defended master thesis.

Education

Present

cand. PhD (Medical University of Vienna)

PhD Program Medical Informatics, Biostatistics & Complex Systems
Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Working Title: Analysing the digital traces of individual and collective emotional behaviour
(PhD Thesis, supervised by Dr. David Garcia, Complexity Science Hub Vienna and Medical University of Vienna)

11/2017

M.Sc. (with distinction) (University of Vienna)

Middle European interdisciplinary master programme in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci)

Collective Dynamics of Multi-Agent Networks: Simulation Studies in Probabilistic Reasoning
(Master Thesis, supervised by Univ.-Lektor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Paolo Petta, OFAI)

10/2014

Bakk. rer. soc. oek. (University of Vienna)

Bachelor programme in Economics

Some Remarks on the Genesis of the Neoclassical Paradigm In Economics
(Bachelor Thesis I, supervised by ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Reinhard Pirker, Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Popper and McCloskey. Logic or Rhetoric of Science?
(Bachelor Thesis II, supervised by ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Karl Milford, University of Vienna)

Publications

Changes in expressed valence and arousal on different timescales. The individual dynamics of affective expression on social media
Max Pellert, Simon Schweighofer & David Garcia
PsyArXiv preprint (2019)
[abs] [cite] [bibtex] [link]
Subjective probabilities prescribed by JC when the coin is fair (H5 ) and the certainty of evidence is constantly at 0.8 in a randomly selected simulation. Inference to the Best Explanation in Uncertain Evidential Situations
Borut Trpin and Max Pellert
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2018)
[abs] [cite] [bibtex] [link]
This plot shows the replication of an earlier finding (Douven, 2013, p. 433): The explanationist is faster in assigning high subjective probability to the true bias. Collective Dynamics of Multi-Agent Networks: Simulation Studies in Probabilistic Reasoning
Max Pellert
Proceedings of the MEi: CogSci Conference 2017 (2017)
[abs] [cite] [bibtex] [link]
This figure shows variations of parameter λ. Are Heterogeneous Expectations a Viable Alternative to Rational Expectations in Economics?
Max Pellert
Proceedings of the MEi: CogSci Conference 2016 (2016)
[abs] [cite] [bibtex] [link]

Skills

Programming Languages

AWK, Bash, C++, CSS, HTML, LaTeX, Python, R

Natural Languages

German (native), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), French (basic), Latin (proficient)

Systems

Linux, Windows, (macOS)

Conferences

September 2 – 4 2019 Euro CSS 2019
Zürich (Switzerland)

European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science 2019: Polarization and Radicalization (Participant in the Science Slam)

July 17 – 20 2019 IC2S2 2019
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

5th International Conference on Computational Social Science (Poster: “Emotional expression dynamics in social media”)

July 10 – 13 2019 ISRE 2019
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Conference organised by the “International Society for Research on Emotion” (Talk: “Analysing affective dynamics through sentiment in social media status updates”)

March 3 – 8 2019 Complexity Science Hub Vienna Winter School
Obergurgl (Austria)

One week intense winter school offering courses in network science, systemic risk, synthetic biology in complex systems and more

August 6 – 10 2018 Big Data Analysis in the Social Sciences
Budapest (Hungary)

Hands-on workshop by Pablo Barberá taking place at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Summer School

June 22 – 24 2017 MEi:CogSci Conference 2017
Budapest (Hungary)

(Pellert, 2017), presentation of the results of a 10 ECTS study project

June 6 – 9 2017 Summer School on Computational Methods and Simulation for Economics
Bochum (Germany)

Hands-on workshop with Marco Valente (University of L’Aquila) and Tommaso Ciarli (University of Sussex) on the “Laboratory for Simulation Development” (LSD, www.labsimdev.org/)

January 25 – 26 2017 Workshop: Inferentialism, Bayesianism, and Scientific Explanation
Munich (Germany)

Talk: “Inference to the Best Explanation in Cases of Uncertain Evidence”

June 23 – 25 2016 MEi:CogSci Conference 2016
Vienna (Austria)

(Pellert, 2016), poster about the results of a 10 ECTS study project

June 2 – 5 2016 INET Workshop at Festival dell’Economia
Trento (Italy)

Seminar lectures by Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley)

March 4 – 11 2016 Interdisciplinary College
Günne (Germany)

Week-long, intense spring school on AI, Cognitive Science and beyond

May 29 – June 2 2015 INET Wokshop at Festival dell’Economia
Trento (Italy)

Seminar lectures by Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Martin Guzman (Columbia University) and Steve Fazzari (Washington University of St. Louis)

August 8 – 10 2014 IMK-Workshop “Pluralismus in der Ökonomik”
Berlin (Germany)

Talk: “Popper und McCloskey: Konsequenzen der Kritik”

Recent Blog Posts

Defensio Presentation December 17, 2017

Last updated on 2019-11-20