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Qualifications

  • PhD. Computer Science, University of Waikato (Jul. 2017)

  • MSc. Computer Science, Universidad de Chile (Sep. 2013)

  • Computer Science Engineer, Universidad de Chile (Nov. 2010)

  • Industrial Engineer, Universidad de Chile (Nov. 2010)

  • BSc. in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile (Oct. 2010)

  • BSc. Computer Engineering, Universidad de Chile (Jan. 2009)

Positions

Teaching

  • [CC66S] (Lecturer) Machine Learning (spring 2020), Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile (Professional Diploma in Artificial Intelligence)
  • [CC6205] (Lecturer) Natural Language Processing (fall 2020, spring 2019), Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile
  • [CC5206] (Lecturer) Introduction to Data Mining (spring 2020, fall 2020, spring 2019, fall 2019), Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile
  • [CC66E] (Lecturer) Data Mining (fall 2019), Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile (Professional Diploma in Data Science)
  • [COMP321] (Lecturer) Practical Data Mining (spring 2018), Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato
  • (Lecturer) Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing (June 2018) IfI Summer School 2018 on Machine Learning, Deparment of Informatics, University of Zurich.
  • [COMP321] (Tutor) Practical Data Mining (spring 2017), Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato
  • (Lecturer) Databases Management Diploma (spring 2013), Department of Informatics Engineering (postgraduate), Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • [CC5206/CC71Q] (Lecturer) Data Mining (spring 2012), Computer Science Department (undergraduate and postgraduate), Universidad de Chile
  • [IN72K] (Lecturer) Information Technologies and Business Process Redesign (fall 2011), Master in Operations Management, Universidad de Chile
  • [IN4522] (TA) Web Mining (spring 2010), Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile
  • [IN7B0] (TA) ICT for globalization (spring 2010), Master in Management for Globalization, Universidad de Chile

Grants

As Principal Investigator

  • (2020 - ) FONDECYT de Iniciación. Proyect Title: Tracking social public opinion: a stream-mining based approach.
  • (2020 - ) U-INICIA (CONCURSO DE REFORZAMIENTO DE INSERCIÓN PRODUCTIVA DE NUEVOS ACADÉMICOS VID UCHILE). Proyect Title (in Spanish): Inducción Incremental de Léxicos Afectivos desde Twitter.

As Investigator

  • (2019-2020) False News on Facebook during the 2017 Chilean Elections: Analyzing Its Content, Diffusion, and Audience Characteristic, The Social Science Research Council.

Refereeing

  • Area Chair: EMNLP 2020 track "Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining".

  • Conference Program Committes: TheWebConf 2021, ACL 2020, WISDOM 2020, NAACL 2019, LA-WEB 2019, WASSA 2018, WISDOM 2018, SEM-EVAL 2018, IJCAI-ECAI 2018, EMNLP 2017, WASSA 2017

  • Journal Reviewing: The Visual Computer (TVCJ), PeerJ Computer Science, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Natural Language Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Knowledge-based Systems, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine special issue on Computational Intelligence for Natural Language Processing.

Students

Postgraduate

  • (2020 - ongoing) Matías Rojas, Co-supervised with Jocelyn Dunstan, Masters in Computer Science, University of Chile.
  • (2019 - ongoing) Frank Zamora, PhD, University of Chile.
  • (2020 - ongoing) Javier Muñoz, Masters in Computer Science, University of Chile.
  • (2019-ongoing) Pablo Badilla, Co-supervised with Jorge Pérez, Masters in Computer Science, University of Chile.
  • (2019-ongoing) Juglar Díaz, Co-supervised with Bárbara Poblete, PhD, University of Chile.
  • (2019-ongoing) Jhonny Cerezo, Co-supervised with Alexandre Bergel, Masters, University of Chile.
  • (2019) Arun Khanchandani, Co-supervised with Bernhard Pharinger, Masters in Computer Science, University of Waikato.
  • (2019-2020) Alan Ansell, Co-supervised with Bernhard Pharinger, Masters in Computer Science, University of Waikato.

Undergraduate

  • (2019-2020) Cristián Tamblay, Computer Science Engineering, University of Chile.
  • (2019) David Trye, Co-supervised with Andreea Calude, "Māori Borrowings in Science Digital Media", Summer Research Scholarship, University of Waikato.
  • (2018) Nicole Chan, Co-supervised with Andreea Calude, "Social Media Meets Te Reo Māori Loanwords", Honours Project, University of Waikato.
  • (2018) Joshua Lovelock, Co-supervised with Eibe Frank, "Automatic Detection of Hate Speech", Honours Project, University of Waikato.
  • (2018) Tristan Anderson, Co-supervised with Bernhard Pfahringer, "Building Time-Evolving Opinion Lexicons", Honours Project, University of Waikato.
  • (2013) Edison Marrese Taylor, Co-advisor with Juan Velásquez, "Diseño e Implementación de una Aplicación de Web Opinion Mining para Identificar Preferencias de Usuarios sobre Productos Turísticos de la X Región de los Lagos", Industrial Engineering, U. of Chile.
  • (2012) Luis Maldonado, Co-advisor with Mauricio Marín, "Análisis de Sentimiento en el Sistema de Red Social Twitter", Execution Informatics Engineering, U. of Santiago.

Short Courses

  • Forecasting, a short course taught by Bruce E. Hansen at Central Bank of Chile, October 29-31, 2013.

  • MLSS 2015, Machine Learning Summer School, February 16-25, 2015, Sydney, Australia.

Academic Visits

Seminars and Talks

Software

Shared Task Organisation

Media Outreach