Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee ensures the research centre's relevant and rigorous multidisciplinary approach to the several topics involving individual and social behavior when dealing with new technologies. 
It is composed by academics from different fields of social sciences. 

Paolo Legrenzi

Paolo Legrenzi is a Professor emeritus at Ca 'Foscari University, where he collaborates with the Experimental Economics Laboratory, an organization that he founded as part of a partnership between Fondazione Ca' Foscari and GAM Asset Management.
He is a member of the Ca’ Foscari’s Innovation Board and Board of Directors, as well as the Commission for the Lévi-Strauss award of the Collège de France. He is a resident member of the Veneto Institute of Sciences, Arts and Letters (IVSLA), of the Association il Mulino (President of the Editorial Committee), and of the American Psychological Association. He collaborates with IlSole24Ore and La Repubblica newspapers.
He has always dealt with the psychology of choice, and specifically the theory of rational choice. He has written several articles published in international journals, alongside 13 monographs, four manuals and essays translated into several languages, ​​and three books dedicated to behavioral finance:
PSICOLOGIA E INVESTIMENTI FINANZIARI (GruppoSole24Ore, 2009), I SOLDI IN TESTA (Laterza, 2012), the essay PERCHE’ GESTIAMO MALE I NOSTRI RISPARMI (2013) against the do-it-yourself in investment choices, FRUGALITA '(Mulino 2014), a dedicated essay to financial advisors: SEI ESERCIZI FACILI (Cortina, April 2015) and L’ECONOMIA DELLA MENTE (Cortina, September 2016).

Michele Costabile

Michele Costabile is a Professor of Management and Marketing at Luiss University and Director of Luiss-X.ITE. 
He previously taught for more than 20 years: as an adjunct professor at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, and an assistant, associate, and full professor at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata – Cosenza, Italy). He has an extensive teaching and research experience in Italy and abroad, on graduate, post-graduate and executive education programs. He has been visiting scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and research assistant at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
 He is the author and co-author of many books and papers that have been published in various journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Interactive Marketing. He served on the board of the European Marketing Academy as the Italian Nation Coordinator (2000-2004). He advised many companies and institutions (e.g. Italian Ministry of Culture - MIBACT), and since 2002 he has been engaged in many technology-transfers, academic spin-offs, high-tech Startups and venture capital funds projects both as advisor and as founder/co-founder or leader. He co-founded Luiss Alumni for Growth - investment club.

Matteo De Angelis

Matteo De Angelis is a Full Professor of Marketing at LUISS. He was previously a Visiting Assistant professor in Management at the Sheldon Lubar School of Business and a Research Assistant in Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management. His research activities focus on consumer behavior and marketing strategies, in areas such as social communication, word of mouth, digital marketing technologies, customer relationship management, and the sustainability of luxury branding. He has published over 100 pieces o work, including 3 books, about 50 articles and many conference papers. Some of his articles have been published in prestigious international journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Psychology & Marketing and Psychological Science.

Paolo Peverini

Paolo Peverini is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Management of LUISS, where he teaches "Marketing Communication and New Media Languages". He is Deputy Director of the X.ITE Research Center on Behaviors and Technologies. On March21, 2017 he was appointed by Pope Francis a consultant to the Dicastery of Communication (Holy See)

He is the author of many scientific publications which have been published in some of the most prestigious semiotic international scientific journals. His last monograph was “Social Guerrilla: Semiotics of unconventional communication” (Luiss University Press 2014). He was a visiting professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, as well as a member of Lars (Roman Laboratory of Semiotics). His research area concerns the qualitative analysis of communication, with a particular focus on the theories and methodologies of semiotics and sociosemiotics.

Simona Romani

Simona Romani is an Marketing professor at LUISS. Her research activities focus on consumer behavior, corporate branding and the emotions that guide consumers purchases. The results of her research have been published in several world-renowned magazines, such as the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism.

Francesco Ricotta

Francesco Ricotta is a Full Professor of Marketing and Business Management at Sapienza University of Rome, where he teaches Omnichannel Marketing  and Marketing. He is the author and co-author of over 90 publications, including books, articles and working papers published in national and international academis journals. 

Fabio Babiloni

Prof. Fabio Babiloni is a Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, at Sapienza University of Rome. He teaches “Physiology” at the courses at the school of Medicine, “Neuromarketing” at the Psychology of Communication and Marketing, “Industrial Neuroscience” at the courses of Biomedical Engineering at the University Sapienza in Rome. He has also been teaching modules on “Neuromarketing” for the master-level courses at LUISS since 2011.
Prof. Babiloni is the author of more than 250 communications to conferences, as well as 240 scientific publications that have been featured in international peer-reviewed journals. With an H-index of 61, Prof. Babiloni is on the list of Top Italian Scientists, which captures the 2500 living scientists with the highest h-index across all disciplines. He was the first Italian author to publish scientific works on neuromarketing (2006), as well as the first to write a textbook on neuromarketing in Italian (2007, with Springer) and in English language (2014, with Springer).

Pietro De Giovanni

Pietro De Giovanni is Associate Professor of International Operations, Supply Chain and Circular Economy in the Department of Business and Management at Luiss University. He holds a PhD from ESSEC Business School, and was visiting PhD candidate at GERAD, HEC Montréal. Before joining Luiss, he has held positions at ESSEC Business School, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and NOVA School of Business and Economics. His research interests are supply chain, operations management, sustainability, and digital transformation. He is Associate Editor of International Transactions of Operations Research. 

He has published in Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research. Part D Transport and Environment, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Research, 4OR, Omega, Research Policy. He has recently published the book entitled “How Digital Transformation impacts Supply Chain Quality Management” edited by Springer.

Rino Rumiati

Rino Rumiati is a Professor of General Psychology in retirement. For over 20 years, he has been studying the processes behind decision-making and negotiation—the fruits of which have been published in 28 volumes and over 200 scientific papers.
At the University of Padua, he was a full professor of "Psychology of Judgment and Decision" in the School of Law, as well as President of Communication Degree Program. Additionally, he was Vice Rector for HR, where he oversaw the university’s decentralized bargaining. He also spent time at the University of Trento, teaching Decision Psychology at the Faculty of Economics and Cognitive Psychology for the degree in Cognitive Sciences. In fact, he served as that university’s first Director for the Department of Cognitive Sciences.
He currently teaches "Neuroscience and Law" in the Master in Law degree at LUISS and "Psychology of Decisions" at the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori of the University of Padua. He also teaches Psychopathology and Forensic Neuropsychology of the University of Padua and in the programs of the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura.

Piero Vereni

Piero Vereni is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Università di Roma Tor Vergata and a contract professor at Trinity College - Rome Campus. He earned a PhD in anthropology in 1998 doing fieldwork in Western Greek Macedonia. He also performed fieldwork (1998-1999) between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as a Research Assistant at the Queen’s University of Belfast. His current research interests include: prisons in Italy; squats in Rome; Bangladeshi immigrants in Rome, and religious diversity in Rome. Among his recent publications: Piero Vereni, 2014, Foreign Pupils, Bad Citizens. The Public Construction of Difference in a Roman School”, in B. Thomassen, I. Clough Marinaro (eds), Global Rome. Changing Faces of the Eternal City, Bloomington & Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, pp. 99-113. ISBN: 978-0-253-01295-1. Piero Vereni, 2015, “Addomesticare il welfare dal basso. Prospettive e paradossi delle occupazioni abitative romane”, Meridiana, 83: 147-169. ISBN: 9788867284603. Piero Vereni, 2015, “Cosmopolitismi liminari. Strategie di identità e categorizzazione tra cultura e classe nelle occupazioni a scopo abitativo a Roma”, ANUAC, 4, 2: 130-156. ISSN: 2239-625X –DOI: 10.7340/anuac2239-625X-1978. Valeria Fabretti, Piero Vereni, 2016, “When Homogeneity Calls for Super-Diversity. Rome as a Religious Global City”, New Diversity, 18, 1, 2016 73-89

Alberto Marcati

Alberto Marcati is a Professor of Marketing at the Department of Business and Management at LUISS. He has previously taught at several institutions, including the University of Bologna where he was also the coordinator of the Master’s Program at the School of Business Management (Profingest), and the University of Rimini, where he was President of the Degree in Tourism Economics and Director of the Coordination Center of the University in Rimini. He focuses his research on the management of relations and networks, as well as innovation in consumer and industrial markets. He has published his studies in both Italian and international magazines. Further, he has contributed to research projects, some of them multi-disciplinary, that have been financed by the European Union (DG Regio) and some Italian public institutions (National Research Council (CNR), Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)). He began his career within the marketing department of Honeywell Information Systems and Cassina. Before that, he studied sociology and management at prestigious European universities such as the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium, the University of Essex, the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), and the Manchester Business School (MBS) in Great Britain. He was also a visiting researcher at the Technology and Development Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass. (US).