I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Indiana University Bloomington, in the Center for Social and BioMedical Complexity; a Fellow at IU Network Science Institute (IUNI), Indiana, United States; and a Visitor PostDoc at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal, in the Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Biology group.
I am also a member of the Complex Systems Society Council; the Secretary of the advisory board of yrCSS; a member of the Local Committee and the Social Media Chair of The 8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications and one of the organisers of the Workshop Complexity72h 2020.
I have a PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, that was done under the supervision of Alexandre P. Francisco and Francisco C. Santos, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).
I was a junior researcher at IDSS group/INESC-ID since from 2010 to 2019 and a member of the ATP group since 2016 to 2019. I was also a collaborator at LASIGE from September 2018 to August 2019.
In 2017 (June and July), I was also as an invited junior researcher in Kyushu University, Japan, contributing to the the BIRD’s Research Project in Task 1 – Algorithms for Sequence Analysis – and Task 2 – Compression and Indexing Techniques for Repetitive Data.
My research interests are:
- Graph Theory / Algorithms on Graphs
- Network Science / Complex Systems
- Computational Social Sciences
- Computational Biology
- Evolutionary Game Theory / Modelling Human Behaviour
My research work is focused on the analysis and development of computational models and simulation frameworks to understand collective dynamics, specifically in what concerns the evolution of biological and social systems.
(photo by Marta Banza)