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Hi, I’m Chico!

I am an interdisciplinary researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, at the University of Oxford. In my research I develop and apply new computational and quantitative methods for the social sciences, currently focusing on the dynamics of public opinion, political volatility, agenda setting and human mobility, and on the analysis of large-scale datasets. I am also very interested in using these new methods to investigate how the media environments we inhabit shape the beliefs we hold, the information we spread and the stories we tell.

You can also find me writing for Huffpost Brasil or for The Conversation, or making YouTube videos at BláBláLogia, which is a part of Science Vlogs Brasil.

Research Interests

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