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

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 Un año en un día

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 Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

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 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