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University of Bologna

Bologna, Italy / Project Leader

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Partner description:

The University of Bologna (UNIBO), created in 1088, is recognized as the oldest university in the western world, and one of the largest in Italy (with more than 85,000 enrolled students per year). It is organized in a multi-campus structure divided into 33 departments and 5 operating sites (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini). The Department of Computer Science & Engineering is the single reference point for Computer Science and Engineering education, research and technology transfer. The Department of Statistical Sciences promotes excellence in the teaching and research of Methodological and Applied Statistics.

 

What they do for Perceive:

The University of Bologna (UNIBO) is the coordinator of the PERCEIVE project. UNIBO guarantees the coordination and management of the whole research process by involving two departments: the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) and the Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati” (STAT). Each Department is in charge of coordinating specific research processes at Consortium level, beside carrying out precise activities. “DISI” is in involved in the application of algorithmic methods for text content analysis. In association with the Institute of Public Management and Governance in Wirtshaftsuniversitet Wien (WU), DISI will address the analysis of perceptions and sentiments in the public opinion as emerging in media texts that will be collected in each of the regions involved in the project. Second, DISI will also lead the task of building a computer simulation model to be used as a flight simulator to test robustness and consistency of policy making. The model will support policy making as a virtual laboratory to investigate the long term consequences, blind spots and counterintuitive outcomes of policies.

 

Academic Staff:

Edoardo Mollona

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Title: Full professor

Role in PERCEIVE: Project Coordinator

Bio

Edoardo Mollona graduated in Strategic Management at Bocconi University in Milan and received a PhD degree in Strategic Management/Decision Sciences at the London Business School. He is full professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His research focuses on the application of modelling and simulation techniques to strategic management, stakeholder theory and organizational theory.

email: edoardo.mollona@unibo.it | Personal Website

Cristina Brasili

Department: Statistics

Title: Associate professor

Role in PERCEIVE: Project Co-coordinator

Bio

Cristina Brasili graduated in Statistics at the University of Bologna and received a PhD in Agrifood Economic and Policy at University of Siena. She teaches Economic Policy and Regional Economic Policies at the University of Bologna. Her research focuses on the convergence and economic business cycle analysis to study regional economy, on the quality of institution and its impact on the implementation of Cohesion Policy.

email: cristina.brasili@unibo.it | Personal Website

Pinuccia Calia

Department: Statistics

Title: Assistant professor

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher

Bio

Pinuccia Calia graduated in Economic Statistics at the University of Bologna and received a PhD in Applied Statistics at the University of Florence. She teaches quantitative impact evaluation methods and her research focuses on micro-econometric modelling with applications to businesses and to policy evaluation. Other research themes are inequality measurement and decomposition methods.

email: pinuccia.calia@unibo.it | Personal Website

Luca Pareschi

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Title: Assistant Professor

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher and DCT member

Bio

Luca Pareschi received a PhD in management from the University of Bologna, where he is now Assistant Professor. He researches with words, analysing texts in order to extract meanings and reconstruct narratives. He plays with qualitative and automated methods. He is particularly interested in cultural industries and in socio-political institutional processes.

email: luca.pareschi@unibo.it | Personal Website

Pierre Maurice Reverberi

Department: Statistics

Title: Post-doc fellow

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher

Bio

Pierre Maurice Reverberi graduated in Cooperation and Development Studies and received his PhD in Economic Policy at the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, where he now works as a post-doc fellow after two mobility periods in the UK and in Serbia. His research interests are Cohesion Policy, institutional quality and inequality. He is co-creator of a role-playing game about corruption.

email: pierre.reverberi2@unibo.it | Personal Website

Valentina Aiello

Department: Statistics

Title: Post-doc fellow

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher

Bio

Valentina Aiello graduated in Local and International Development and Cooperation Studies and received a PhD in Economic Policy at the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, where she now works as a post-doc fellow. Her research interests are Cohesion Policy, institutional quality and social capital. She is co-creator of a role-playing game about corruption.

email: valentina.aiello3@unibo.it | Personal Website

Monica Russo

Department: EURO-European Research & Innovation Office

Title: Phd

Role in PERCEIVE: Project Manager

Bio

Monica Russo is Project Manager at the EURO of the University of Bologna. She supports research groups in the design of research proposals in particular by using methodological tools deriving from the PCM and LF Approach. She also take care of project legal and financial issues, monitor activities and results, support in problem solving.

email: monica.russo@unibo.it