Eliano Pessa

Eliano Pessa holds both a graduate and a postgraduate degree in Physics. After working at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” as associated professor of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, actually he is full professor of General Psychology and Cognitive Modelling at the University of Pavia. In the latter university he has already been Chair of Psychology Department and of Inter-departmental Center for Cognitive Science. From long time he is member of the managing committee of the Italian Association for Systems Research. His research activities deal with Complex Systems, Computational Neuroscience, Theoretical Physics, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Science. In particular, he gave a number of contributions to the theory of phase transitions and emergence processes as well as to a number of foundational problems of Quantum Field Theory. Among the applications of his theoretical achievements it is possible to mention, within the context of Cognitive Science, the building of a theory of consciousness, and of a model of depressive disorder. He is author or co-author of 10 books and of a number of papers on international journals. Moreover he acted as editor of a number of volumes collecting contributions to complexity science as well as referee for a number of international journals, ranging from International Journal of General Systems, Cognitive Neurodynamics, and Visual Cognition to International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Physics Essays, Cognitive Processing..

Publications

Neural Network Models: Usefulness and Limitations
Eliano Pessa. © 2017. 28 pages.
The Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models gained a wide popularity owing to a number of claimed advantages such as biological plausibility, tolerance with respect to errors or...
Relational Methodologies and Epistemology in Economics and Management Sciences
Lucio Biggiero, Pier Paolo Angelini, Mario Basevi, Nunzia Carbonara, Antonio Mastrogiorgio, Eliano Pessa, Enrico Sevi, Marco Valente. © 2016. 485 pages.
The social sciences, especially economics, management, and organizational science, are experiencing a tremendous renewed interest for their epistemological and methodological...
Neural Network Models: Usefulness and Limitations
Eliano Pessa. © 2016. 28 pages.
The Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models gained a wide popularity owing to a number of claimed advantages such as biological plausibility, tolerance with respect to errors or...
Neural Network Modeling for Organizational Psychology
Eliano Pessa. © 2016. 13 pages.
The nature itself of organizational psychology makes the study and modeling of emergence processes the key topic of this science. In this regard we can distinguish between two...