PhD in Physics focused on Network science. I studied the robustness of infrastructural networks, and how the topology of social networks affects their capacity to spread diseases, beliefs and rumours. I have been a visiting researcher at CAIDA (Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis) in San Diego. I am also an external scientific consultant for King Digital Entertainment plc. Interested in adding value to the huge amount of data that our society is generating to change our everyday lives.
PhD Pol Colomer
Co-Founder & Data scientist
PhD focused on Network Science and human mobility at the University of Barcelona, with a stay at MIT working on urban shared mobility solutions. MsC in computational physics for UPC. I love understanding and modelling complex social / economical phenomena through the traces left by its associated data using also an analytical view for modelling it. I love leading projects and solving real problems with original solutions.
PhD Oleguer Sagarra
Co-Founder & Data scientist
Finishing PhD in Molecular Dynamics at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. MsC in computational physics by the University of Barcelona and the UPC. Fluent Python and Fortran speaker. I'm always both wasting and gaining time because of scripting. I keep trying to code life. Currently downloading The Internet at home getting prepared just in case.
MsC Ausias March Calvo Minguillón
PhD in statistical physics and physics of fluids by the Universitat de Barcelona and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. I was postdoctoral researcher at Clark University (MA, USA). I quitted purely academic world to work as a data scientist in a consultancy firm. There I applied machine learning and big data techniques to sales forecasting, and I worked developing R+D projects on innovative tools for the electric sector related to extreme weather events and critical infrastructure security. The more we understand the vast amount of data that surround us, the easier it will be to reduce the prejudice and unscientificism of our society.
PhD Xavier Clotet i Fons
PhD in Biology (UAB). During my thesis I developed a project about the structural changes of the yeast’s chromatin and I studied a Masters Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine (UAB). Afterwards, I moved to London to study the parasite causing malaria at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In particular, its adaptation to growth and the genetic changes linked to it. For some years now, my interest is focused on knowledge transfer and science education.
PhD Ofelia Diaz
PhD in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (with research stays at Oxford University and European University Institute in Florence) with a normative thesis combining immigration, mobility, and linguistic diversity. I hold a Research MA in Philosophy & Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam where I have worked extensively on the philosophy of statistics, causation, and the methodology of economics and science. Confident in half a dozen European languages, I enjoy the communicative part of bringing science to concrete applications while not losing the big picture out of sight.
PhD Darian Heim
Luce Prignano is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona. She holds a degree in Physics form the “Sapienza” University in Rome and a PhD from the University of Barcelona with a thesis on complex networks. Former researcher at “Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social” (IPHES) where she worked on the analysis of protohistorical terrestrial communication networks. Founder of the cultural association heurística.barcelona where she develops research, educational and scientiffic comunication projects in collaboration with several entities from Barcelona (ClabB, Dribia, Tecnopolítica IN3) and Zaragaoza (Etopía).
PhD Luce Prignano
Emanuele Cozzo holds a degree in Physics from the “Sapienza” university of Rome and a PhD from the University of Zaragoza with a thesis on the theory of multiplex networks. Nowadays, he develops its research activity at the University of Barcelona. He is founder of the cultural association heuristica.barcelona dedicated to the promotion of an open data culture and of the scientific and technological sovereignty.
PhD Emanuele Cozzo
Bachelor in Telco engineering and now working as a full-stack software engineer at the mobile app studio BeMobile. My passion is on delivering smooth data integration for large software projects in the form of elegant back-ends.
Albert Diaz-Guilera is a full professor in physics at the University of Barcelona. His research is currently focused on general aspects of complexity, particularly in complex networks. Being by education a statistical physicist, his research lines had been broadening to cover aspects in many different fields: biology, economy, social sciences, computer science, and linguistics. Author of more than 100 articles in physics and interdisciplinary journals. He has given about one hundred of talks at conferences and research centres. Leader of the research group CLabB (http://clabb.eu), PI of projects from Catalan and Spanish Governments and EU. Coordinator of the Catalan Network for the Study of Complex Systems (complexitat.CAT)