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On July 6 I successfully defended my Habilitation à diriger des recherches (TOCs and summary) at Sorbonne University before of a jury composed of Anouck Barberousse (SU), Pierre Demeleunaere (SU), Ivan Ermakoff (Wisconsin), Andreas Flache (Groningen), Olivier Godechot (CNRS), and Daniel Little (Michigan). A trace of the tremendously fruitful exchange that I had the chance to have with the jury can be found here.

My interview (by Wojtek Przepiorka) on RCTs and ABMs is now out as a part of AGORA, the joint newsletter of ASA Rationality and Society Section and ISA RC45 on Rational Choice (read the Interview) (read the full newsletter).

My major paper based on the 2013-2016 ANR funded project on the diffusion of innovations among potter communities across the world is now out.
A wider set of papers from this project is now part of a special issue I edited with the ethno-archaeologist, CNRS Silver Medal (2015), Valentine 

I was elected on the board of the Research Committee 45 (Rational Choice) of the International Sociological Association for the term 2019-2022.


To come 

Talk on ABMs and Methodological Individualism at a workshop on Methodological Individualism at the Frech School of Rome, June 25-26 2019. 

Class on ABMs in the PhD Programm of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the university of Trento, April 1-5, 2019 (see the program).

Brown bag seminars at the Center for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS), University of Trento, March 20 2019 (read more)

The 2018-2019 program of our Paris SPS Seminar at the University of Paris-Sorbonne is now ready (see also the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 programs).

Selection of Recent Past Activities (2016-2018) 

# Undergraduat class (3rd year) on Social Stratification at Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi) in the Philosophy/Sociology bachelor program (December 2018).
# Member of the Program committee of the Social Informatics Conference 2018, Saint-Petersburg, Higher School of Economics, 25-28 September.
# Session organizer at the world congress of the International Sociological Association (Toronto, July 15-21, 2018) (see the session's program).
# Chair of the prize committee for the  “Robert K. Merton Award in Analytical Sociology” to be presented at the next INAS conference (Stanford, June, 7-8 2018)
# Member of the prize committee for the “Theory Prize (book)” of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association to be presented at the next ASA conference (Philadelphia, August 11-14, 2018)
# Talk on "Causality and Agent-based Models" in the Topics in the Philosophy of Social Science seminar series at the university of Ca' Foscari in Venice (9 March 2018).

# My entry (with Peter Hedström) on Raymond Boudon in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (John Wiley & Sons) is now out.

# Keynote at the MARAMI 2017 conference at La Rochelle University (France), 19 October 2017. 
# Panelist at book simposium on Daniel Little at ENPOSS 2017, Cracow University of Economics, September 20-22, 2017.
# Discussant at the Second International Workshop of ISA RC45 on Social Inequality, University of Utrecht (see the flyer)
# Talk at 10th analytical sociology conference (International Network of Analytical Sociology -INAS) (University of Oslo, 8-9 June 2017).
# I seat on the Scientific Committee of the 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS), september 20-22, 2017, Krakov University of Economics  

# I organize a session on "Analytical and Rational-Choice-Oriented Sociology: Friends or Foes?" at the 3rd Forum of the International Sociological Association (July 10-14, 2016 -Vienna).
# I organize (with Valentine Roux, CNRS and Blandine Bril, EHESS) a conference on "Diffusion on Innovations: Social Boundaries and Networks" at the university of Paris-Sorbonne (June 16-17, 2016, Paris).
# I organize (with Paola Tubaro, CNRS) a session on "Network Science and Agent-Based Models: What Cooperation?" at the Second European Conference on Social Network (EUSN) (June 15, 2016, Paris).
# Member of the prize committee for the 2016 Outstanding Article Publication Award of the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

# Brief speech on "Computational Social Science" at the French National Assembly on January 21, 2016 [program] [video].