Diego Saez

February 21, 2018
Academic Board

Diego Saez


Current Position

Research Scientist at Fundación Wikimedia / Big Data speaker at Barcelona Technology School.

Machine Learning / Python / Data Analysis / Data Mining

Diego Saez is a Senior Research Scientist at Wikimedia Foundation, where he is researching to support the Wikimedia movement trying to apply the best possible tools that the massive data analysis techniques can provide. Before, Diego was a post-doctoral researcher at Yahoo! Labs and Research Scientist at Eurecat , Data Scientist at NTENT, and part time lecturer at UPF. Diego holds a diploma in Acoustic Engineering (Universidad Austral de Chile, 2006) and obtained his Phd in Information Technology from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2013) under the supervision of Ricardo Baeza-Yates.
During the PhD, Diego interned at Qatar Computing Research Institute (with Carlos Castillo, 2013), University of Cambridge (with Jon Crowcroft and Daniele Quercia, in 2012) and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (with Virgilio Almeida, 2011). Diego´s research interests include: Online Disinformation, Diffusion of information, innovation, and influence in online social networks; User modeling; Free knowledge; Relationship between social and mainstream media; Algorithms on graphs; and privacy issues.



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