Abdullah Almaatouq


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Abdullah Almaatouq is the Douglas Drane Career Professor in Information Technology and 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.



"Empirica: A Virtual Lab for High-Throughput Macro-Level Experiments."

Almaatouq, Abdullah, Joshua Becker, James P. Houghton, Nicolas Paton, Duncan J. Watts, and Mark E. Whiting. Behavior Research Methods Vol. 53, No. 5 (2021): 2158-2171. Download Paper.

"Screening Diabetic Retinopathy Using an Automated Retinal Image Analysis System in Mexico: Independent and Assistive Use Cases."

Noriega, Alejandro, Dalia Camacho, Daniela Meizner, Jennifer Enciso, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, Virgilio Morales-Canton, Abdullah Almaatouq, and Alex Pentland. JMIR Informative Research Vol. 5, No. 8 (2021): e25290. Download Paper.

"Rewiring the Wisdom of the Crowd."

Jason W. Burton, Abdullah Almaatouq, M. Amin Rahimian, and Ulrike Hahn. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Volume 43, Seattle, WA: July 2021.

"Scaling Up Experimental Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science."

Abdullah Almaatouq, Joshua Becker, Michael S. Bernstein, Robert Botto, Eric T. Bradlow, Ekaterina Damer, Angela Duckworth, Tom Griffiths, Joshua K. Hartshorne, David Lazer, Edith Law, Min Liu, J. Nathan Matias, David Rand, Matthew J. Salganik, Emma Satlof-Bedrick, Maurice Schweitzer, Hirokazu Shirado, Jordan W. Suchow, Siddharth Suri, Milena Tsvetkova, Duncan J. Watts, Mark E. Whiting and Ming Yin. Philadelphia, PA: June 2021. Download Paper.

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