Nicolas Payette is a computer programmer with a background in philosophy. He joined the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS) at the beginning of 2017 to work on the simulation of criminal and terrorist networks.
He likes to build agent-based models and to build tools for building agent-based models. He has contributed to the development of the NetLogo platform and is the author of many NetLogo extensions.
He came to LABSS to work on the EU Horizon 2020 project PROTON, which aims at simulating the processes of recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks.