I am a post-doc at the University of Louvain.
I work as an experimental psychologist in the domain of judgment and decision making.
I research issues such as how people interact with algorithms and perceive the recommendations that they provide, how people make time-related judgments related to their savings, and the role of affect in decision making. I tackle these questions using lab or online experiments, applying a mostly quantitative approach to the analysis of behaviour.
Interaction with algorithms: We are increasingly interacting with sophisticated algorithms, decision aids, and prediction tools designed to help us make decision and predictions. And yet, we know very little about how people perceive judgments and recommendations made by algorithms, but also how others, who follow and solicit advice from algorithms are perceived.
Time preferences: Ensuring we have enough money for the future is a perennial issue. As of late, the privilege of keeping our savings in banks to secure we have access to it later can cost us, meaning that we might effectively have access to less money in the future. How people deal with these situations and how it reflects on their future savings or risk propensity is something I am currently trying to understand.
Affect: Decisions and judgments are often made under the influence of emotions. Affective decision making carries with it certain specifics that we are still trying to understand more deeply. One aspect I am particularly interested in is how and whether, in decision making situations that can evoke multiple affective reactions, affect can be integrate and what its resulting impact on judgments will be.