IN3 Scientific Advisory Board

The chair of the Board will be Maxi San Miguel, full professor of Physics at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and director of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFSIC), a combined centre of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

As well as the chair, an additional 9 persons will make up the IN3 Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The Board members are:

Madeleine Akrich, Senior Researcher (sociology and technology), Centre de sociologie de l'innovation, MINES ParisTech. 

Carles Anton, Director of R&D Programmes, Senior Researcher (signal processing for communications), Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya.

Jeanette Hofmann, Director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (politics and Internet).

Paola Inverardi, Rector of the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI). (software engineering & modelling)

Simon Marvin, Director of the Urban Institute (urban studies and infrastructural research), University of Sheffield.

Roberto di Pietro, Professor of Computer Science (security and privacy), King Abduallah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

Mauricio Resende, Principal Research Scientist (simulation and heuristics), Amazon.

Barbara Schneider, John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor (gender and STEM), College of Education and Department of Sociology, Michigan State University (MSU).

Helen Margetts, Professor of Society and the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and Director, Public Policy Programme, The Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. 


The work carried out by the members of the SAB consists of drafting an assessment report on the activity of one or more groups of the Institute. The assessment process includes a review of written reports issued by each group, an interview with the head of the corresponding group, an exhaustive review of the assessments with the director of the IN3 and a feedback and comments session prior to the final assessment.

The assessment meetings of the SAB takes place every year from the end of 2017. The Institute currently includes ten research groups and each group has to be evaluated at least once every four years. Consequently, on average, between two and four groups are evaluated each year. The participation of each member of the SAB depends on the specific disciplines of the groups being evaluated.

In addition, the SAB also advises the IN3 on the recruitment of new researchers in any recruitment processes initiated. In this case, the SAB members are asked to evaluate the CVs of the candidates and to issue a report on their suitability for the Institute.