Abdullah Almaatouq

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Abdullah Almaatouq

About

Abdullah Almaatouq is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on the mechanisms of decision-making in networked environments where decisions are influenced by interactions with others. Currently, he develops dynamical models of inference, judgment, learning, and decision-making that can adapt to interconnected social and non-stationary information environments, and tests such models using a wide array of methods ranging from behavioral experiments and observational studies to computer simulations and mathematical analyses.

He holds dual MS and a PhD from MIT and a BSc from the University of Southampton.

 

Publications

"Dynamic Networks Improve Remote Decision-Making."

Almaatouq, Abdullah and Alex Pentland. Sloan Management Review, June 2020.

"Measuring the Predictability of Life Outcomes with a Scientific Mass Collaboration."

Salganik, Matthew J., Ian Lundberg, Alexander T. Kindel, Caitlin E. Ahearn, Khaled Al-Ghoneim, Abdullah Almaatouq, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 117, No. 15 (2020): 8398-8403.

"Turkers of the World, Unite: Evidence for In-Group Selection Amongst Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers."

Almaatouq, Abdullah, Peter Krafft, Yarrow Dunham, David G. Rand, and Alex Pentland. Social Psychological and Personality Science Vol. 11, No. 2 (2020): 151-159.

"Collective Problem-Solving of Groups Across Tasks of Varying Complexity."

Almaatouq, Abdullah, Ming Yin, and Duncan J. Watts, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6118-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, 2020.

"Winning Models for GPA, Grit, and Layoff in the Fragile Families Challenge."

Rigobon, Daniel E., Eaman Jahani, Yoshihiko Suhara, Khaled AlGhoneim, Abdulaziz Alghunaim, Alex Pentland, and Abdullah Almaatouq. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World Vol. 5, (2019): 2378023118.

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