International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

What an unforgettable week in Munich! The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-19) was held this year at the the Bavarian capital. This edition (the fourth in a row) I attended the conference to present, together with Vicenç Gómez and Andreas Kaltenbrunner, a tutorial on generative models of discussion threads. The tutorial … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2018

I’m nearing the end of the third year of my PhD and, for the third consecutive time, I have attended the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). In ICWSM-16 I presented my (2nd) master thesis, and the demo paper which inaugurated the list of publications of my PhD research. One year later, the first full paper … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2018

KMi Seminar

Today I went to Milton Keynes to give a talk on Characterizing participation in online discussion platforms at the Knowledge Media Institute. The talk covered the main content of the previous talk at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, based on the main findings of my PhD research to date (supported by the Spanish Ministry … More KMi Seminar

Network Seminar

Today I gave a Network seminar on Characterizing participation in online discussion platforms. These seminars are weekly series on networks and related topics held in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The talk covered the main findings of my PhD research to date (supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the María … More Network Seminar

Oxford Internet Institute Visiting Fellowship

The New Year started with a new adventure: from January to April I will be visiting the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) with Dr. Scott A. Hale as host. Although blog posts are usually about attending events or publishing new papers, I expect that this experience is the seed of new research with academic impact … More Oxford Internet Institute Visiting Fellowship

Participa Lab: Un año en un día

In 2017 I have served as a research collaborator of Participa Lab, the Collective Intelligence for Participatory Democracy Lab at Medialab Prado. In particular, I have been in charge of the data research line, which was born to provide the other research lines of Participa Lab with data analysis capabilities and to develop tools to understand and improve … More Participa Lab: Un año en un día

Participa Lab: Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

The Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop mentioned in my previous post was part of Democratic Cities, a two weeks event around participation technologies to gather people from all round the globe to improve citizen engagement in democracy. The last two days, the Democratic Cities International Conference 2017 was held in Teatro Español (impressive venue!). This was the … More Participa Lab: Democratic Cities International Conference 2017