Best Paper Award at BraSNAM 2020

Yes! We got the best paper award during the 2020 Brazilian Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining! Our paper entitled Disconnecting for the good: A network-oriented model for social contagion of opinions and social network interventions to increase adherence to social distancing presents our study on how social network topologies and public health agencies […]

Article on COVID-19 spread in Brazilian favelas

A new article was published on how the new coronavirus spreads in a socioeconomic inequality context in Brazil. The work was a partnership between LNCC, UFLA, UnB and researchers from the Brazilian Army. An Agent-based Model was created and census data was used to insert real information about the population and its relevant characteristics for […]

Article on Brazilian media about Fake News and hate speech in social networks

Brazil is going through many crises at the same time. Not to mention the pandemic, politics became a war zone after the Supreme Court started an investigation on a few president’s supporters about the existence of an organisation to spread fake news and threats towards the members of the court. That’s the topic of the […]

Model created by Eric Araújo on Brazilian Huffpost

The situation in Brazil regarding the control of the pandemic of COVID-19 has been brought to another level when the Ministry of Health decided to change the methodology of the statistics shown in the main website of the government. The changes on the interface of the website and the methodology to count only deaths that […]

New paper at JMIR – Identifying Influence Agents That Promote Physical Activity Through the Simulation of Social Network Interventions: Agent-Based Modeling Study

The work in partnership with researchers from the VU Amsterdam and the Radboud University resulted in our newly released paper entitled “Identifying Influence Agents That Promote Physical Activity Through the Simulation of Social Network Interventions: Agent-Based Modeling Study“. The aim of this study is to test which selection criterion to determine influence agents in a […]

Agent-based Modeling for Crime Theory Test meeting (in Leiden)

A few weeks ago a group of scientists from different fields gathered to discuss a joint work during the ABM4CTT workshop. The results of the work that each of the scientists is doing will turn into a book, to be released next year. I was present, as I’m working with Dr Charlotte in a study […]

An agent-based model for the integration of refugees

The work entitled A Social Network Model for Integration of Refugees was accepted for the Simultech 2019, held in Prague, Czech Republic. The work presents a model based on homophily and social network dynamics to explain how is the integration of refugees in a new society based on personal traits like educational level and religiousness. […]