Invited Speakers

Susann Fiedler – Max Planck Institute, Bonn

Susann Fiedler is the Head of the Gielen-Leyendecker Research Group on the Cognitive Underpinnings of Economic Decision Making at the Max Planck Institute on Research on Collective Goods. In her role as a Open Science Ambassador she is providing hands on workshops on reproducible research for scientist at different career levels and disciplines since 2012. She is also an editor for Science Advances and works on the editorial board of the Journal of Judgement and Decision Making. Her research interests lies in the field of behavioral economics and decision making. Utilizing eye-tracking her recent work has been examining the influence of social preferences on the underlying cognitive and affective processes involved in charitable giving. In addition to process tracing research, she is also scientifically interested in the methodological and theoretical challenges present in psychological research.

Christian Hennig – University of Bologna


Christian Hennig is Professor at the Department of Statistical Science, University of Bologna. In 1997 he got his PhD from the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Hamburg, where he worked until 2005. Between 2001 and 2003 he held a position at the Seminar for Statistics, ETH Zürich. From 2005 to 2018 he was Lecturer at the Department of Statistical Science, University College London. His main areas of interest are multivariate data analysis, particularly cluster analysis, foundations of statistics, statistical modelling, and robust statistics. He is first editor of the “Handbook of Cluster Analysis” and co-author of two discussion papers at the Royal Statistical Society, one on an application of cluster analysis to socio-economic stratification (with T. Liao), the other one titled “Beyond subjective and objective in statistics” (with A. Gelman), among about 80 publications. He has provided statistical advisory to more than 100 clients.

Vincenzo Crupi – University of Turin


Vincenzo Crupi is Professor of Philosophy of Science and director of the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC) at the University of Turin. His main research interests are in formal epistemology, the psychology of reasoning, and medical decision making. He has extensively published in top philosophy of science journals as well as first-rate science journals such as Psychological Review, Cognition, and a variety of medical science journals. Currently he is one of the Principal Investigators of the PRIN project “Reasoning on what is possible” funded by the Italian Ministry for Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR).

Gerhard Schurz – Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf


Gerhard Schurz is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Director of the Düsseldorf Center für Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS), and President of the German Philosophy of Science Association. Before 2002 he was Associated Professor at the University of Salzburg  and Visiting Professor at the University of California at Irvine and at Yale University. His research areas cover philosophy of science, epistemology logic and cognitive science. He is author of more than 200 research papers  and 10 books, among others: “Philosophy of Science: A Unified Approach” (Routledge 2014) and “Hume’s Problem Solved: The Optimality of Meta-Induction” (MIT Press 2019).