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



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)


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)


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)


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)
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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)
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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)
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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]


Programming Languages

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

Natural Languages

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


Linux, Windows, (macOS)


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,

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”

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