esLibre 2021

esLibre is a Spanish conference for people interested in free technologies, focused on sharing knowledge and experiences around them. This edition was (virtually) hosted by LibreLabUCM and included a track on Knowledge and Free Culture organized by Wikimedia España, the Spanish non-profit organization recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as the local chapter in Spain. The … More esLibre 2021

Research Scientist position at Wikimedia Foundation

It has been almost 10 years since I arrived in Barcelona for working as a research engineer at Fundació Barcelona Media (research scientist at Eurecat after a few years). Many things have happened since then: discovering that social media analysis techniques could help to understand social and political phenomena, co-founding the DatAnalysis15M research network, contributing … More Research Scientist position at Wikimedia Foundation

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

International School and Conference on Network Science 2015

Also this week, the article “Interactions of Cultures and Top People of Wikipedia from Ranking of 24 Language Editions” by my colleagues Young-Ho Eom, David Laniado, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Sebastiano Vigna, Dima L. Shepelyansky and me will be presented in Netsci 2015, the flagship conference on Complex Networks promoted by the NetSci Society. In this talk, I will … More International School and Conference on Network Science 2015

Not all paths lead to Rome: Analysing the network of sister cities

The present year begins with a new article: “Not all paths lead to Rome: Analysing the network of sister cities” (arXiv) In this work with Andreas Kaltenbrunner, David Laniado and Yana Volkovich, we discuss the practice of sister city pairing. Specifically, we investigate structural properties of the resulting city and country networks and present rankings of the most … More Not all paths lead to Rome: Analysing the network of sister cities

A study of the links in the Wikipedia that made history

Wikipedia is the sixth most visited website in the world. Its articles written collaboratively represent the primary source of information on many topics for millions of people. In fact, they can be considered a mirror of the global collective memory. In Barcelona Media we have analyzed biographies of people on Wikipedia using the links between … More A study of the links in the Wikipedia that made history