People

UDD Network

Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert

Academic director
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Cambridge, UK. BA in Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. International Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, USA. Associate Professor, Faculty of Government.
Research interests: Bio-Cultural Systems, Socio-Ecological Systems.
Keywords: Neuroeconomics, Trust, Cultural Evolution.
Courses: Introduction to Social Decision and Cognition, Advanced Game Theory.
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Claudia Fernandino Bonino

DCCS Coordinator
Máster en Comunicación Integrada, mención Comunicación Estratégica. Publicista, Licenciada en Comunicación, Universidad Del Desarrollo. Bachiller en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Ricardo Guzmán

Academic committee
Ph.D in Economics, Master in Financial Economics and Industrial Engineer, Bachelor’s  dregree in Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Cdatolica de Chile. Director, Centro de Investigación en Complejidad Social (CICS). Associate Professor, Faculty of Government.
Research interests: Evolutionary Psychology, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Economic Anthropology.
Courses: Mathematics for Social Sciences, Game Theory, Computational Modelling, Economic Institutions, Formal Political Economy.
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Jorge Fábrega

PhD, MPP, Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago, USA.
Bachelor in Economy and Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
DCCS Faculty, Universidad del Desarrollo.
Courses: Social Networks, Formal Political Economy.

Marie Denise Saint-Jean Matzen

Academic committee
Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Cornell University, USA. Anthropologist, Universidad de Chile.
Research Director, Universidad del Desarrollo.

Pablo Allard

Academic committee
Ph.D and Master in urban design. Harvard University, USA. BA and master in architecture. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Art. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests:
Keywords: Smart cities.
Courses: Socio-tech systems, applied spatial analysis.

Juan Pablo Couyoumdjian

Academic committee
Ph.D in Economics George Mason University (USA). BA in Economics Science, Universidad de Chile. Associate Professor and Researcher. Faculty of Government. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Political Economy, Public Finance, Institutional Economics.
Keywords: Institutions, economic history.
Courses: Economic institutions, formal political economy.

Mauricio Herrera

Academic committee
Ph.D. in Physics, Universidad de Chile. Master in physics-mathematics, Universidad Estatal of Odesa, I. I. Mechnikov, Ucrania Republic. BA in Mathematics, Universidad of La Habana, Cuba. Post-doctorate. Institute Weizmann of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel. Director of basic sciences.
Research interests: Quantitative methods, Computational Modelling.
Keywords: Multivariable calculus.
Courses: Machine Learning, Computational Modelling, Programming Languages, Bio-cultural systems.

Rodrigo Troncoso

Academic committee
Ph.D in Economics, Master in Economics and BA in Economics and Finance. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Associate Professor and Researcher. Faculty of Government. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Economics, Public policy, and Social Science (finance, behavior).
Keywords:
Courses: Mathematics for Social Sciences, Econometric Theory.
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Gabriela Repetto

BA in Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Pediatrics Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Extra Certified by American Board of Medical Genetics.
Director, Center of Human Genetics. Faculty of Medicine, Clínica Alemana-Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Clinical and molecular characterization of diseases with genetic component.
Keywords: Genetics, bio-cultural systems.
Courses: Bio-cultural systems.

Alex Godoy

PhD of Engineering Science. Master of Engineering Science. BA of Science in Biological and Bioprocess. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Associate Professor and Researcher. Director, Master’s program in Sustainability Management. School of Engineering. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Sustainability Science, engineering and Public Policy.
Keywords: Ecology, Bio-process, environmental.
Courses: Socio-ecological systems.
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José Manuel Robles

Ph. D. and M. Sc., University of California, Los Ángeles, U.S.A. BA in Industrial Engineering. Universidad Católica de Chile. Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests:
Keywords:
Courses: Networks and game theory.

Felipe Baesler

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and M.Sc. in Simulation, University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Bío Bío, Chile.
Faculty of Engineering. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Simulation.
Keywords: Process, simulation, modelling.
Courses: Computational Modelling, Socio-tech systems.

Eugenio Guzmán

Master in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Londres UK. BA in Sociology, Universidad de Chile.
Dean of the Faculty of Government, Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Economic freedom and corruption, politics systems.
Keywords:
Courses: Economic institutions, formal political economy.

Francisco Zamorano

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Researcher at Facultad de Gobierno, Universidad del Desarrollo.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Government.
Research interests: Developmental Disorders, Social Neurosciences, Brain imaging.
Keywords: Neurosciences.
Courses: Social Neurosciences.

Pablo Billeke

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Researcher at Facultad de Gobierno, Universidad del Desarrollo. Associate Professor, Faculty of Government.
Research interests: Social Neurosciences.
Keywords: Neurosciences, brain, cognition.
Courses: Social Neurosciences.

Mauricio Apablaza

Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, U.K.. Master in Public Policy, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. BA in Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. Associate Professor and Researcher. Faculty of Government. Universidad del Desarrollo.
Research interests: Public Policy Analysis.
Keywords: Poverty, public policy.

Isabel Behncke

Phd in Evolutionary Antropology, Oxford University, UK. Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group, Oxford University, UK.
Research interests: Play, Cognition (Anthropology), Conservation Biology.
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Loreto Bravo

Ph.D. in Computer Science, School of Computer Science, Carleton University, Canada. Industrial Civil Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Director of Master of Engineering Sciences UDD.
Research Interests: Database Theory and Systems, Semantic Web, Data Quality and Integration.

Camilo Rodríguez

M. Sc. in Post-Genomic Sciences, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Aplicadas, Toulouse, Francia. Engineer in Biochemistry, Food and Microbial Genetics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Aplicadas, Toulouse, Francia.
Research Interests: Innovation Processes.

Erica Salvaj

Ph.D. en Filosofía, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, España. Master in Science and Technology Management, Universidad Carlos III, España.
Certified Public Accountant, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina.
Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Social Networks, International Business.

External Network

John Londregan

External academic council
Ph.D. Princeton University, USA, B.A., University of Washington, USA.
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Director, Graduate Program in Political Economy, of  Princeton University, USA.
Research interest: Comparative Politics, Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods, Political Economy, Latin American Politics, Legislative Politics.
Keywords: Politics,  Latin American Politics, Legislative Politics.
Courses:
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John Miller

External academic council
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan, USA. Department Head and Professor of Economics and Social Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Research interests: Social Dynamics
Keyword: Agent-based modelling, complex adaptive social systems
Courses: Computational Modelling
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César Hidalgo

External academic council
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Notre Dame, USA. Director, Macro Connections, MIT Media Lab, USA.
Research interest: Social Dynamics.
Keywords: Social Networks, Big Data.
Courses: Social Networks.
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Leda Cosmides

External academic council
Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Harvard, USA. Co-Director Center for Evolutionary Psychology, UCSB, USA.
Research interests: Foundations of Human Behavior
Keywords: Evolutionary Psychology.
Courses: Evolution of Human Behavior.
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Christoph Kuzmics

External academic council
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Cambridge, UK. Full Professor, Center for Mathematical Economics, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
Research interests: Foundations of human behavior.
Keywords: Evolution and Learning in Games, Welfare Economics.
Courses: Game Theory.
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Juan Camilo Cárdenas

External academic council
Ph.D. in Economics, UMASS. International Fellow, Santa Fe Institute. Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Harvard. Professor, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.
Research interests: Institutions.
Keywords: Commons, Experimental Economics.
Courses: Experimental Economics.
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Martin Hilbert

Consejo académico externo
Ph.D in Communication, University of Southern California (USC), Annenberg School of Communication, USA. B.A in Business Administration, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Doctor of Economics and Social Science, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Research interest: Information Comnunication Technology (ICT) for development, economic and political development, processes in complex social systems.
Kewywords: information and communication for development, complex social systems.
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Víctor Lima

External academic council
Ph.D. Economics, The University of Chicago, USA. MA in Economics, The University of Chicago, USA. BA Mathematics and BA Economics, magna cum laude, Lafayette College, USA.
Courses: Microeconomic Theory.

Ana María Fernández

Ph. D in Psychology, University of Chile. BA in Psychology, Universidad de Texas, Austin, EEUU. MSc in Experimental Psychology, Universidad California State, San Bernardino, EEUU. Associate Professor and Researcher. Psychology School. Universidad de Santiago. Chile.
Research interests: Foundations of Human Behavior.
Keywords: Evolutionary Psychology, Psychometrics, Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology. Cross Cultural Psychology.,
Courses: Evolutionary Psychology.
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Katarzyna Nowak

PhD. Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2007, UK. B.A. Animal Behavior, Bucknell University, 2001, USA. Postdoc, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA.
Research interests: Primate behavior and conservation, Large mammal ecology, Flooded forests, Human-wildlife interactions and Wildlife trade.
Keywords:
Courses:
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Tamas David-Barret

PhD in Economy, University of London.
MPhil in Economics, University of Cambridge.
Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group, Oxford University, UK.
Research interests: Complex Networks, Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology, Evolution and Human Behavior.

PhD Students

Cristián Candia

BA Physical Sciences and Msc. of Science. Universidad de Concepción.

Jorge Castillo

Mathematical engineer, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

Sammy Drobny

BA in History and Political Scientist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

Víctor Landaeta

BA in Physical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Mauricio Aspé

Máster en Ciencias Biológicas, Doctorado (c) Neurociencias, Universidad de Valparaíso.

María Ignacia Rivera

Bióloga Marina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Ignacio Toledo

Ingeniero Civil Electrónico y Máster en Ciencias de la Ingeniería mención Eléctrica, Universidad de Concepción.

Jorge Urrutia

Licenciado en Matemáticas y Física, Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó. Máster en Investigación Operativa y Estadística, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira.

María Teresa Barbato

BA in Biological Sciences at the Catholic University of Chile.

Sebastián Díaz

BS in Economics from the University of Chile and a Diploma in Management of Enterprise Data Analytics at the University of Toronto.

Yerka Freire

BA in Physics and Master of Science with a major in Physics at the University of Concepcion.

María Paz Martínez

BA in Bioengineering, with a mention in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Master in Drug Addiction of the University of Concepción.

Gabriela Valdebenito

Technnical Specialist in Imaging and Medical Physics at the Universidad del Desarrollo.

Diego Andrés Tapia Ramirez

B.Sc. in Biological Sciences. “Mention in Natural Resources and Environment”. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Oriana Cristina Figueroa Valdebenito

B.Sc. in Psychology, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Nicolás Ignacio Ferrer Lorca

B.Sc. in Psychology, Universidad de Chile.

Eduardo Andrés Méndez Hidalgo

B.Sc. in Sociology, Universidad de Chile.

Sebastián Andrés Donoso Contreras

B.Sc in Physics and M.Sc. In Science, Universidad de Chile.