Mikołaj Biesaga

Mgr Mikołaj Biesaga

Stanowisko / Position:

Asystent naukowy / Research Assistant
Doktorant / PhD Candidate

Członek Ośrodka Badań Układów Złożonych i Nowych Technologii .
Member of the Center for Complex Systems and New Technologies and the Global Systems Center at ISS.

Zainteresowania badawcze / Research interests:

ability to produce random series, randomness, complex systems, social influence, dynamic of social interactions, computational social science, individual differences

E-mail: m.biesaga@uw.edu.pl

Scholar Google GitHub

Wykształcenie / Education:

  • since 2012 – Ph.D. student The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Science University of Warsaw.
  • 2011 – 2014 – Student Department of Management University of Warsaw.
  • 2006 -2011 – Masters Degree Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw.

Prowadzone zajęcia / Teaching experience

  • fall 2019 – Instructor on Undergraduate Course, Warsaw International Studies in Psychology, University of Warsaw , „Elements of Computational Social Science – what every psychologist should know about data science”.
  • spring 2018 – Instructor on Postgraduate Course, Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, „Twitter Data Analysis in R”, during course on „Computational Social Psychology” coordinated by prof. Andrzej Nowak.
  • fall 2017 – Instructor on Postgraduate Course, The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw ;”Introduction to Linear Regression in R”.
  • since 2015 – Graduate Teaching Assistant,  Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw, „Dynamical Social Psychology” and „Introduction to Complex Systems Approach in Psychology” under prof. Andrzej Nowak supervision.

Szkoły Letnie i Warsztaty/ Summer Schools and Workshops

  • summer 2017 – Participant ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitive Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States.
  • winter 2019 – Participant Winter Workshop on Complex Systems, Zakopane, Poland.
  • winter 2020 – Participant Winter Workshop on Complex Systems, Charmey, Switzerland.

Kierownik w projektach badawczych / PI in the following grants

Situational and cognitive determinants of the ability to produce random series. The project is supported by the Polish National Centre under grant agreement
No.: 2019/35/N/HS6/04318.

Wykonawca w projektach badawczych / Investigator in the following grants

Study on mechanisms that shape social media and their impact on society. Project was supported by the European Commission under grant agreement
No.: SMART 2017/0090 142-291425.
Regulatory Social Impact Theory. The project was supported by the Polish National Centre under grant agreement No.: 2011/02/A/HS6/00231.
Complex coordination in social interaction. The project was supported by the Polish National Science Centre under grant agreement No.: 2011/03/B/HS6/05084.
Emergence by Design. Coordinated by European Center for Living Technologies in Venice. The project was supported by the European Commission under
the Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No.: 284625.
Qlectives – Socially Intelligent ICT Systems for Quality Community based on quality: socially oriented systems that promote quality. The project was supported by
the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No.: 231200.

 Staże naukowe / Internships

  • summer 2019 – Research Investigator, Department of Physics and Biophysics, University of Michigan, under supervision of prof. Michał Żochowski.
  • spring 2018 – Instructor on Postgraduate Course,  Department of Psychology,  Florida Atlantic University ”Twitter Data Analysis in R”, during course on ”Computational Social Psychology” coordinated by prof. Andrzej Nowak.
  • summer 2017 – Research Investigator,  Department of Physics and Biophysics,  University of Michigan, under supervision of prof. Michał Żochowski.

Konferencje / Conferences

  • Oral presentation: Biesaga, M. (2020). Intro to Arduino. Winter Workshop on Complex Systems. Charmey, Switzerland.
  • Oral presentation: Biesaga, M., Talaga, S., Roszczyńska-Kursińska, M., & Nowak, A. (2019). Discovery of socio-semantic networks based on discourse analysis on large corpora of documents. Sunbelt 2019 XXXIX Conference International Network for Social Networks Analysis. Montreal, Canada.
  • Poster: Biesaga, M., Talaga, S., & Nowak, A. (2019). The effects of the task abstraction on the performance in Random Sequence Generation tasks. 11th Cracow Cognitive Science Conference. Cracow, Poland.
  • Oral presentation: Biesaga, M., Bui-Wrzosińska, L., & Nowak, A. (2018). Importance of the topic and the level of influence. Interdisciplinary perspectives on social influence, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Poster: Biesaga, M., Motyka, P., & Nowak, A. (2017). The role of observed synchronization with emotional faces in drawing inferences about neutral person. 3rd TIS: Understanding Social Cognition Conference. Lublin, Poland.
  • Oral presentation: Duenas Cid, D., Biesaga, M., & Petrushak, E. (2017). Online-offline relations of Catalan and Polish youngsters: a case study. VII Catalan Congress of Sociology. Tarragona, Spain.
  • Poster: Łucznik, K., & Biesaga, M. (2014). Creative Group Dynamic. Mindfiled. 6th Annual School of Psychology Conference. Plymouth, England.
  • Oral presentation: Roszczyńska-Kurasińska, M., Samson, K., Nowak, A., Andersen, J., &  Biesaga, M. (2013). The role of emotions in financial decision making. 7th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics. London, England.
  • Item: Łucznik, K.,  Biesaga, M. (2013). Evolution of Idea. Exhibition 10% white. Warsaw, Poland.

 Organizowane Konferencje / Organizing Conferences

  • 8-10 III 2018 – ”Interdisciplinary perspectives on social influence’’, The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 12-13 IX 2015 ”Social Influence and social dynamics’’, The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 23-24 IX 2015 – „International Synchronisation Conference” , University SWPS Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 12 XII 2013 – ”Complexity of Large Scale Phenomenon’’, The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 12-13 XII 2011 – „Hyper-networks, network dynamics, influence on networks: current tendency in social research’’, The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 24-25 XI 2011 – ”FET Flagship Pilots Midterm Conference’’, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Publikacje / Publications

Biesaga, M., Motyka, P., &  Nowak, A. (2018). The effects of synchronization with either joyful or angry people on perception of an emotionally neutral person. Social Psychological Bulletin, 13(4),e26821. https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.v13i4.26821
Nowak, A., Vallacher, R. R., Rychwalska, A., Roszczyńska-Kurasińska, M., Ziembowicz, K., Biesaga, M., & Kacprzyk-Murawska, M. (2020). Target in control: Social influence as distributed information processing. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30622-9
Nowak, A., Winkowska-Nowak, K., Biesaga, M., &  Kacprzyk-Murawska, M. (2017). Sieć nauczycieli rose jako samo organizująca się sieć społeczna: Perspektywa regulacyjnej teorii wpływu społecznego. Studia Psychologiczne, 55(2), 3–14. https://doi.org/10.2478/V1067-010-0161-9

Wyróżnienia  / Awards

  • 2017 – ICPSR Grant for ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan.
  • 2019 – Sunbelt-2019-INSNA Travel Award for Sunbelt 2019 XXXIX Conference International Network for Social Network Analysis.
  • 2019 – Travel Award for Winter Workshop on Complex Systems 2020.