Dr. Mark KLEIN is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) School of Collective Intelligence. He received his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Illinois. Pr. Klein has worked for the Hitachi Advanced Research Laboratory, Boeing Research, Pennsylvania State University, and (for the last 24 years) the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research draws from computer science, economics, operations research, and complexity science to develop and evaluate computer technologies that enable greater 'collective intelligence' in large groups faced with complex decisions. Pr. Klein’s current projects focus on large-scale online deliberation, crowd-based idea filtering, and negotiation protocols for complex problems. He has also contributed to computer-supported conflict management for collaborative design, design rationale capture, business process re-design, exception handling in workflow and multi-agent systems, and service discovery. He has over 180 publications, with nearly 13 thousand citations on google scholar and an h-index of 54.
Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) School of Collective Intelligence and a Consultant at SCIAM. Pr. Paulson holds several degrees, including a JD from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from Université Paris-Sorbonne. His work centers upon the design and facilitation of intelligent human systems, focusing on citizen consultations and small-group deliberation. Informed by antique political thought, particularly the design principles of Athenian and Roman political institutions and the contemporary field of epistemic democracy, he has designed and accompanied a range of in-person and technology-assisted public consultations in the EU, Africa, and North America. Pr. Paulson is interested in experimental methods to test the impact of narrative strategies and moral framing techniques on the efficacy of deliberations at small and large scales.
Dr Jose SEGOVIA MARTIN is a Research and Education fellow at the School of Collective Intelligence at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). He is also a CNRS research associate at the Complex Systems Institute of Paris Ile-de-France (ISC-PIF), where he was also a postdoctoral researcher. Pr. Segovia Martin holds a MSc in Science of Language, a Licenciatura in Biology, a Licenciatura in Linguisitcs and a Diploma in Economics. He earned a PhD in Cognitive Science and Language at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. During his PhD studies, Pr. Segovia Martin obtained relevant training in cultural evolutionary methods: a significant part of his research was developed during research visits to the Centre for Language Evolution (University of Edinburgh) and the Laland Lab (University of St.Andrews). He also founded SILAB (Social Interaction Lab, an online lab dedicated to experiments on cultural and social evolution). His research interests span the domains of collective behavior, social cognition, behavioral economics, decision theory, and language evolution.
Dr. James WINTERS is an Assistant Professor in the School of Collective Intelligence at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). He works as a cognitive scientist in the domains of cultural evolution, problem-solving, and communication. Pr. Winters obtained a Ph.D. in linguistics at the Centre for Language Evolution at the University of Edinburgh. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Minds and Traditions Research Group in the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. His primary aim is to address questions about the open-endedness of human problem-solving capabilities and why they are unique in the animal kingdom. Pr. Winters does this using three methodological approaches: Agent-based modeling, transmission chain experiments, and cross-cultural statistics. For a comprehensive list of publications, please visit: https://j-winters.github.io/publications
Dr. Florencia DEVOTO is an Affiliate Professor at I Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and is one of the directors of the Morocco Employment Lab (Rabat) at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Pr. Devoto holds a Ph.D. from the Paris School of Economics and an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. Pr. Devoto is a development economist who undertakes experimental work to measure the effectiveness of programs and policies on the decisions of households in developing countries. This research explores a variety of questions in the areas of microfinance, labor, and education. Selected publications include Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A \Labeled Cash Transfer\" for Education (with Najy Benhassine, Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, and Victor Pouliquen). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7(3), pp. 86-125, August 2015
Dr. Fatimaezzahra BENMARRAKCHI is a Research & Education Fellow at the School of Collective Intelligence (SCI)- Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). She received a Master’s degree in Pedagogical Engineering & Multimedia Design and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Chouaib Doukkali (UCD)El Jadida. Before joining the SCI, Pr. Benmarrakchi worked as a research associate at UCD in the LAROSERI laboratory and a part-time teacher at l’Ecole Supérieure des Multimédia, Informatique et Réseaux at Casablanca. Her research is in social computing, focusing on how the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can foster learning outcomes and improve cognitive and social skills for children with learning disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia) and autism spectrum disorder. In the SCI, Pr. Banmarrakchi is leading research on collaborative learning and collective intelligence tools to allow participants (children and adults) to engage in collaborative activities.
Dr. Emile SERVAN-SCHREIBER is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) School of Collective Intelligence and Co-founder of Hypermind, which launched one of the first prediction markets in the USA and France; Prediction markets tap collective intelligence to produce reliable forecasts in business, politics, and public health. Today, Hypermind provides crowd-forecasting apps and panels to large companies and governments. Pr. Servan-Schreiber was trained in Computer Science (BS) and Cognitive Psychology (Ph.D.) at Carnegie Mellon University. Pr. Servan-Schreiber began his career in Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineering at Ilog, France's first AI company, developing machine-learning software for handwriting recognition. He then helped launch the OECD's multi-year program investigating how cognitive neuroscience science could contribute to education and remained a consultant. Pr. Servan-Schreiber co-authored two award-winning multimedia CD-ROMs: the first on particle physics (The Challenge of the Universe; 1995) and cognitive science (Secrets of the Mind; 1997). His publications include Supercollectif. Fayard, 2018; and Prediction Markets: Trading Uncertainty for Collective Wisdom. In Collective Wisdom, by Landemore & Elster (Eds). Cambridge UP, 2012.
Dr. Cathal O'MADAGAIN is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). Pr. O'Madagain earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Toronto. He lectured in philosophy at University College Dublin, then began a research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. He worked with the psychologist Michael Tomasello. Here Pr. O'Madagain developed psychological studies with children and our nearest evolutionary cousins, great apes. His work since then, at the Max Planck Institute, the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, and now at the UM6P, has been a blend of psychology and philosophy, studying questions such as how our thinking depends on the culture we have been raised in, and how knowledge is built and spreads through communities. Among other research projects at UM6P, Pr. O'Madagain is working with farming communities in Morocco, exploring how they acquire and pass on their knowledge. Publications include: O'Madagain, C. and Tomasello, M. (2021) Shared Intentionality, Reason-Giving, and Cumulative Culture. In Proceedings of the Royal Society B.; Walmsley, J. and O'Madagain, C. (2020) The Worst Motive Fallacy. Psychological Science; Égré, P. and O'Madagain, C. (2019). Concept Utility. The Journal of Philosophy.
Dr. Ravi RANJAN is an Assistant Professor at Africa Business School (ABS) in the Business Analytics and Value Networks faculty at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). Pr. Ranjan holds a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B). Before joining ABS, Pr. Ranjan worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control Group at Eindhoven University of Eindhoven (TU/e) in the Netherlands. His research topics and interests revolve around Internet Search Trends, Financial Time Series Analysis, Stochastic Modelling, Supply Chain Finance, and Working Capital Management. At TU/e, Pr. Ranjan was involved in a 'Cash Flow Harmonization' Project with NWO (Netherlands Scientific Organization) and DASCOVIMI project (understanding supply chain disruptions due to COVID 19). At ABS, he focuses on understanding the financial risk management of SMEs and Consumer heterogeneity, behavior, and confidence in Africa. One of his recent papers on Investor Attention in Energy Market got published in Energy Economics. Pr. Ranjan has also been a member of the Surveillance Team as one of the leading stock exchanges and is currently part of the forecasting evaluation team of Royal Air Maroc.
Dr. Muhammad A. MALIK is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Africa Business School (ABS) Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). Pr. Malik has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. Pr. Malik honed his skills in recruitment and selection, performance management and training, and the development of employees while working on international projects in the private sector. These opportunities provided him with insights into the softer side of human nature. He developed a deep interest, a desire to explore these topics further, and a passion for contributing towards developing a better society; this brought Pr. Malik to a career in academia. He has taught at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and has supervised several Ph.D. and M Phil students. Pr. Malik has received prestigious international awards. His research is published in top-quality journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Applied Psychology. Pr. Malik is extensively engaged in executive education, consultancy work, and social and community services.