I am Nicolás Della Penna, and go by Nikete to my friends. Im currently doing a PhD in the Statistical Machine Learning group at ANU/NICTA under the supervision of Mark D. Reid. I am focused on the relationship between learning theory and collective cognition. More specifically, I work on models and empirical studies of market making, arbitrage, online labor markets, and matching. I also collaborate on research projects in cognitive neuroscience and have fairly wide interests in the intersection of humans and artificial learning systems. The good folks at Gambit Research suffer me to try to put some of those theories to practice.
You can find my CV here, there is also a personal tumblr which aggregates most of what I do online: my accounts on twitter.com/nikete, and github.com/nikete.
Some recent academic papers I have worked on are:
- Rafael M. Frongillo, NDP, Mark D. Reid Interpreting prediction markets: a stochastic approach NIPS 2012 superceeds ICML 2012 Workshop on Markets Mechanisms and Multi-Agent Models.
- Joseph Noel, Scott Sanner, Khoi-Nguyen Tran, Peter Christen, Lexing Xie, Edwin Bonilla, Ehsan Abbasnejad, NDP. New Objective Functions for Social Collaborative Filtering. WWW 2012
- NDP and Mark D. Reid Crowd & Prejudice: An Impossibility Theorem for Crowd Labelling without a Gold Standard
Collective Intelligence (CI 2012)
- NDP, Mark D. Reid. Bandit Market Makers, NIPS 2011, Second Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds. latest version