Hi, I’m Chico!

I am an interdisciplinary researcher working on computational social science. I use tools from complex systems, data science and evolutionary biology to develop new computational approaches to questions in the social sciences, focusing on public opinion dynamics, culture change, and collective human behaviour in general. I am also interested in the laws that explain the evolution of information. Find me at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

When I’m not doing science, you might find me writing for Huffpost Brasil or for The Conversation, or making YouTube videos at BláBláLogia, which is a part of Science Vlogs Brasil. If you want to know more, use the menu on the left, or go to my CV.

Research Interests

  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Social Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Digital Humanities
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Public Opinion Dynamics
  • Agenda Setting
  • Algorithmic Complexity