Email: [email protected]
Dietary Decision-Making, Self-Control, RCT, Consumer Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics, Machine Learning
Prices and Markets, Mathematics Tutorial, The Body Business
Year of entry: 2015
My research interests lie in the study of the effectiveness of interventions against disadvantageous decision-making, namely in health and, for the moment, dietary decision-making. In my dissertation, I explore how quantitative (ex. machine learning), behavioral (ex. economic experiments), and neuroscientific (ex. fMRI and rTMS) methods provide insight into self-control interventions ranging from the medical to the managerial. I source my data from experimental settings and randomized control trial retail data.
2018-2021 (expected): PhD Candidate in Cognitive Sciences École Doctorale Cerveau Cognition Comportement (ED3C), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France (dual enrollment with INSEAD PhD program)
2017: Masters of Science in Management, INSEAD
2015: Bachelors of Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics + Business, Economics, and Management, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Ratnalekha Viswanadham and Paulo Albuquerque, "Measuring the Heterogeneity in Effects of Front-of-Package Labels on the Nutritional Quality of Supermarket Food Purchases"
Work in Progress
Ratnalekha Viswanadham, Yann Cornil, Liane Schmidt, Christine Poitou, Pierre Chandon, Michele Chabert, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Karine Clément & Hilke Plassmann, "The Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Delay Discounting Modeling for Food and Money: A Longitudinal Study"
Ratnalekha Viswanadham, Redwan Maatoug, Nicolas Langbour, Ghina Harika-Germaneau, Bruno Millet, and Hilke Plassmann, "The Effects of Central OFC rTMS Therapy on Economic Decision-Making in Obsessive Compulsion Disorder)" (delayed due to COVID-19 and pension strikes)
Ratnalekha Viswanadham, Liane Schmidt, Yann Cornil, Christine Poitou, Pierre Chandon, Michele Chabert, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Karine Clément, and Hilke Plassmann, "Changes in the Neural Correlates of Delay Discounting Between Primary and Secondary Rewards after Bariatric Surgery"
Hilke Plassmann and Ratnalekha Viswanadham, “The Neural Basis of Individual Differences in Self-Control in Dietary Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” The State of Mind in Economics (edited by Miriam Teschel), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press