• I have joined Value for Health CoLAB as Head of Data Science (November 18, 2019)
  • I successfully defended my PhD thesis “Temporal Information Models for Real-time Microblog Search“ (November 29, 2018)


Flávio Martins did a PhD in Computer Science (2018) at the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS). During that time, he participated in international projects in consortium with the BBC and with CMU where he helped develop methods for mining newsworthy events leveraging user-generated content from social media. Flávio’s work has been published by top-tier conferences ACM WSDM, ACM ICTIR, ECIR, and WWW. His current interest lies in shedding light on the transition of the news to digital with a special focus on the incentives created by this new paradigm which allows news production in tandem with the real-time monitoring of trends and page view analytics. He co-founded to make the news cycle of online news sources more transparent, which received an award from in 2019. He is the Head of Data Science at the Value for Health CoLAB, and collaborates regularly with the NOVA Search Information Retrieval group.


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