July 1 to July 12, 2024 | Fundação Getulio Vargas



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Danielle Sanches
Danielle Sanches is a professor at FGV ECMI and a PhD in History of Science at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in cooperation with the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/FioCruz. She currently works on Digital Methods, focusing on the influence of the algorithm culture on social practices.
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Denisson Silva
Denisson holds a PhD in Political Science (UFMG), a Master's degree in Sociology and is a Social Scientist (UFAL). He has experience in Political Science, working mainly on the following themes: political parties, party migration, electoral results, and campaign financing. Researcher at the Center for Legislative Studies (CEL/UFMG), the Citizenship and Public Policy Group (UFAL), and research fellow at EMCI-FGV.
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Maria Sirleidy Cordeiro
Maria Sirleidy Cordeiro is a PhD and Master in Linguistics at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). She completed part of her PhD program in Portugal at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). She is a professor at FGV ECMI and a member of the research group on Communication, Society and Digital Media (FGV). She works in the areas of cognitive linguistics, critical discourse analysis and public policy analysis, investigating processes of meaning, ideologies and power relations imbricated in text and discourse.
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Paulo Fonseca
Dr. Fonseca, with a Ph.D. in Sociology focusing on the Social Impacts of Science and Technology, began his academic career with a Bachelor's in Physics, laying the groundwork for his interdisciplinary approach. He is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), within the Institute of Science, Technology, and Innovation (ICTI), and a member of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Culture and Society. His experience includes a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program at Harvard University and a current role as a Visiting Professor at the School of Communication, Media, and Information of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (ECMI/FGV). His work intersects critical analysis of technological innovation with interdisciplinary research methodologies.
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Polyana Barbosa
Polyana Barboza is a professor working with data extraction and analysis on social networks at FGV ECMI. She has a major in Applied Mathematics at the School of Applied Mathematics of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EMAp) and is a Master in Computer Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Her main lines of research are Social Network Analysis in Digital Media and Multi-agent Systems in Software Engineering.


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Elias Bitencourt
Elias Bitencourt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design at Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB). He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from FACOM/UFBA and a Master's in Culture and Society from IHAC/UFBA. He was a visiting researcher at the Milieux Center (Concordia University, Canada, 2019) and currently leads the Datalab/Design at UNEB: a center for research and development in data visualization and digital methodologies. His research focuses on data visualization, algorithmic mediation in daily social life, platform studies, digital practices, and imagination. He also collaborates with the Inova Media Lab (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and the international Public Data Lab research network.
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Eurico Mattos
Eurico Matos is a PhD and Master in Contemporary Communication and Culture at the Bahia Federal University. He coordinates the Digital Communication undergraduate course at FGV ECMI and is a researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology in Digital Democracy (INCT.DD). He carries out research on topics such as digital government, political communication, online hate speech and mobile app studies.
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Leonardo Nascimento
Leonardo F. Nascimento is a professor at the Federal University of Bahia. As the Digital Humanities Laboratory (LABHDUFBA) coordinator, he has contributed to research in digital sociology, digital humanities, and computational social science. He is the author of the book “Sociologia Digital: uma breve introdução - EDUFBA – 2020”. In his current research, he is collaborating with InternetLab, UFSC, and AI for Society on a project investigating the intersection of instant messengers and political violence and utilizing a combination of natural language processing (NLP) techniques and mixed qualitative approaches, including discourse analysis and online ethnography.
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Lucas Roberto
Lucas Roberto da Silva is a professor and researcher at the School of Communication, Media and Information at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV ECMI), where he works on data extraction and analysis of social networks. He has a major in Mathematics at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and is a Master in Computer Science at the Department of Informatics in PUC-Rio. His main lines of research are Analysis of Social Networks and Natural Language Processing.
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Mateus Pestana
Matheus Pestana is a professor at the School of Communication, Media, and Information at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV ECMI), a researcher at the Institute for Religious Studies (ISER), and a member of the New Illegalisms research group (GENI/UFF). He is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), where he also earned his Master's degree in the same field. His current research focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and politics/public opinion. He has interests in computer vision, large language models (LLMs), speech recognition, and image detection/segmentation.

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Renata Zampronio
Renata Zampronio is a master student in the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) Social Science department. Her current research examines resistance practices of young latin migrant women at workplace. She holds a Bsc in Production engineering at University of São Paulo (USP) and she is a member of Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) research group on Children and Youth.


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