Short CV


Current Positions

Previous appointments

  • 2011-2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2010-2011 Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, American University of Science & Technology, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2009-2011 Online Lecturer, Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2008-2009 Research Fellow, Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2007-2008 Visiting Researcher, Centre for Research in Social Simulation, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 2006-2007 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2005-2006 Research Assistant, Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Social Engagement

  • 2012-present Grassroots Facilitator, Facilitator for multiple grassroots initiatives, accredited by Altekio
  • 2010-2013 Co-founder, Move Commons: webtool for social initiatives
  • 2009-present Contributor, multiple initiatives within social movements both in Lebanon and Spain
  • 2009-2013 Co-founder, Comunes Nonprofit: FLOSS webtools for the Commons
  • 2009-2013 Co-founder & editor, Journal of Science-Fiction Sci-Fdi
  • 2008-2009 Moderator, Barrapunto (Spanish Slashdot)
  • 2008-2013 Contributor, Kune: FLOSS collaborative platform
  • 2007-2013 Administrator, Ourproject.org: web service for social projects
  • 2007-present Editor, Wikipedia: >600 editions

Education

  • 2007-2009 PhD in Social Simulation (Distinction & European Mention), Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2006-2007 MSc in Artificial Intelligence (Distinction), Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2000-2006 BSc/Eng in Computer Science, Department of Software Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2001-2006 120 ECTS credits of BSc in Political Science, Faculty of Political Sciences & Sociology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain

Fellowships & Awards

  • 2015-16 Fellowship 2015-16, Berkman Center, Harvard University (USA)
  • 2014 Commission Recipient, Triple Canopy (USA), project Artonomous with Primavera De Filippi
  • 2011 Juan de la Cierva post-doc fellowship (rejected), Spanish Ministry of Science & Innovation (rejected for choosing Assistant Professor position)
  • 2007-2009 4-year fellowship for PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2007-2008 Fellowship for one-year visiting research in University of Surrey (UK), Mutua Madrileña Corp, Spain
  • 2007 Award “Excellence Youth”, Caja de Burgos Corp, Spain
  • 2006 First prize in the Program of R&D of Madrid , 3rd competition for the creation of technology-based companies. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • 2007-2011 Multiple grants for confs. & summer schools, US, Italy, Switzerland, Spain

Visiting Fellowships

  • 2010-2011 Dpt. of Computer Science, American University of Science & Technology, Lebanon
  • 2007-2008 Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS), Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 2007 Group of Studies in Social Simulation (GUESS), Lab of Multi-Agent systems (LabMAg), Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Projects, Publications & More

  • Publication of 46 scientific articles with 25 co-authors, in the areas of Commons-based Peer Production, Social Networks, Social Simulation, Artificial Intelligence and Sociology
  • Participation in multiple Research Projects and Principal Investigator in the European Project P2Pvalue
  • Member of Scientific or Organising Committees of 45 international conferences

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