Hello and Welcome!
My name is Giulia Mezzadri. I'm a mathematician and postdoctoral researcher in the Cognition and Decision Lab at Columbia University (New York, United States), where I work with Michael Woodford. My current research focuses on investigating the cognitive mechanisms that underlie economic decision-making and behavior.
Previously, I completed my PhD in applied mathematics for cognitive science in the J.A. Dieudonné laboratory at Université Côte d'Azur (Nice, France), under the supervision of Patricia Reynaud-Bouret, Fabien Mathy, and Thomas Laloë. During my doctoral studies, I used computational modeling and experimentation to study human category learning and representation.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring new restaurants and cuisines, spending time outdoors, and experimenting with various art forms. Additionally, I am a board member of the AIRIcerca New York Chapter, an organization dedicated to promoting science communication and networking among Italian researchers. I'm also a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Please, feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to talk about creative and ambitious ideas!
July 17, 2023: Our paper "How to fit transfer models to learning data: a segmentation/clustering approach" (with co-authors Thomas Laloë, Fabien Mathy, and Patricia Reynaud-Bouret) has been published in Behavior Research Methods.
June 9, 2023: Our paper "Strategy inference during learning via cognitive activity-based credit assignment models" (with co-authors Ashwin James, Patricia Reynaud-Bouret, Francesca Sargolini, Ingrid Bethus, and Alexandre Muzy) has been published in Scientific Reports.
Dec. 14, 2022: Our paper "Investigating interactions between types of order in categorization" (with co-authors Patricia Reynaud-Bouret, Thomas Laloë, and Fabien Mathy) has been published in Scientific Reports!
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022: I presented a poster "A normalization mechanism in human multi-attribute choice" at the 20th Society for NeuroEconomics meeting.
July 25, 2022: Updated preprint for "How to fit transfer models to learning data: a segmentation/clustering approach" (with co-authors Thomas Laloë, Fabien Mathy, and Patricia Reynaud-Bouret).
June 24 - July 3, 2022: I attended the 2022 Sloan-NOMIS Summer School on Cognitive Foundations of Economic Behavior.