Diego Fregolent Mendes de OliveiraAssistant Research Scientist
Dr. Oliveira is interested in quantifying diversity, equality and inclusion in different fields of science, and understanding the mechanics behind the diffusion of low and high quality information in online social networks. Dr. Oliveira has published several works on these topics and has been covered in major news outlets, including the New York Times, Reuters, the Huffington Post, the Smithsonian to cite a few. At the College of Information Studies, he will be working with faculty and researchers at the Social Data Science Center (SoDa) to address the unique challenges of working with social and behavioral data at ever increasing scales. Additional roles Dr. Oliveira held prior to UMD include Research Scientist at the Rensselaer Polytechnic institute/Army Research Lab, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern and Indiana Universities.