Hi! Welcome to my website! 😊
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Humans and Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, and will be working on machine ethics with Iyad Rahwan.
I received my doctorate in 2016 from International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy under the supervision of Giorgia Silani and did my first postdoctoral researcher job at the Department of Psychology at Harvard University with Mina Cikara and Fiery Cushman.
Although I trained in physics, my primary academic interests lie in moral judgment and decision-making, prosocial and altruistic behavior, and the role of various sociocognitive and socioaffective abilities (e.g., empathy, theory of mind, emotion regulation, etc.) in making such judgments. In addition to studying moral cognition in healthy individuals using neuroscientific methods (fMRI, psychophysiology, etc.). I also study clinical populations and sub-clinical personality traits (autism, alexithymia, psychopathy, multiple sclerosis, etc.) to investigate current models of moral cognition. Recently, I have also started working in applied ethics where we attempt to inform policy-makers about folk moral intuitions regarding the said policies.
In addition to my research interests, I am also passionate about open source software development. I especially love working on developing tools that make data visualization and statistical analysis more fun. 🙌
Up-to-date (last modified: 02/2021) documents to access 🤓
In case you want to reach out to me, here are two email addresses I use and check regularly:
You can follow me on 🙈
Open Science Framework: https://osf.io/hk5f3/
Plus, you might want to check out the Moral Psychology Facebook group that I started and now actively maintain: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166185873578476/
As a hobby, I also like making R packages that (I think) are helpful to the research community 🤞📊🎨📣
Following are the packages where I am the lead developer 👨🔬
pairwiseComparisons : https://github.com/IndrajeetPatil/pairwiseComparisons
And some just for fun 😻
In addition to these first-author packages, I am also co-author on other collaborative packages/projects 🎪