CRI Seminar

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give a seminar at the Learning Planet Institute (fka. Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity or CRI). This institution belongs to the University of Paris and was created in 2016 to co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, … More CRI Seminar

ICT4Good Asia workshop

The ICT4Good/Asia Workshop was held today. This event, organized in collaboration with NUS Communications and New Media and NUS CivicTech Lab, brought together researchers and practitioners pursuing ICT4Good in Asia to discuss the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral development of the field. I had the honour to give a keynote on Decidim: Technopolitical Networks for Participatory Democracy … More ICT4Good Asia workshop

Data Justice 2021

This week I attended the Data Justice Conference. This event is organized every two years by the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) to bring together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss issues around the relationship between datafication and social justice. This edition, originally planned … More Data Justice 2021

DIAMOND: research papers

DIAMOND is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to analyze and convert data into knowledge to support gender inclusion in current and future transport systems. I contributed to this project while working as a research scientist at Eurecat (project coordination partner) to provide guidance on how to retrieve … More DIAMOND: research papers

Euro CSS 2019

I went this week to Zurich to attend the 3rd edition of the European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science. This was the final edition of the series and focused on polarization and radicalization. In particular, the symposium chairs designed an inspiring program of workshops, tutorials, keynotes, talks and posters discuss how … More Euro CSS 2019

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

ASONAM 2018

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018) has taken place in Barcelona for its 2018 edition. From Tuesday to Friday, the conference has brought together researchers and practitioners from different fields to exchange of ideas/practices related to social networks analysis. In my case, the venue became a great … More ASONAM 2018

Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

From November 6 to 18, I attended the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado. While last year my participation consisted on mentoring groups, this year I joined one of the projects as a collaborator. In particular, I was in a team with Amy X. Zhang (coordinator and creator of the early prototype), Julio Reyes, … More Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2017

This week we held the Jornades Anuals #Metadecidim 2017. After the success of the first edition, activities in 2017 were devised to act in an open, transparent and collaborative way in reconsidering and redesigning Decidim, ​​the digital participatory platform for cities and organisations. On Thursday, a series of talks were given to provide the political framework … More Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2017

Generative models of online discussion threads

Last week, we published our survey Generative models of online discussion threads: state of the art and research challenges in the Journal of Internet Services and Applications. This article is a review of the state of the art in modeling the structure of online discussion, including a historical overview, empirical evidence of relevant social theories, … More Generative models of online discussion threads