13 May 2015
Dr. Manuel Cebrián has become a member of the IMDEA Networks research team. He will be working as a Visiting Professor from May 2015. Cebrián’s work lies at the intersection of computer science and social science. His primary interests include social and financial networks, crowdsourcing, urban economics, behavioral game theory and evolutionary dynamics.
Dr. Manuel Cebrián is currently senior scientist with NICTA – National ICT Australia (Melbourne, Australia), where he directs the Human Dynamics research group. Previously, Cebrián has held positions with the University of California at San Diego, MIT, Brown University, Telefónica Research, and the Facebook Data Science team, where he was a visiting scientist.
Cebrián earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where his thesis received the Dissertation of the Year Award for his pioneering work on plagiarism networks.
He is particularly interested in understanding to what extent can social networking make it easier to find people and solve real-world problems. His efforts are best illustrated by his leadership in the 2009 DARPA Network Challenge, the 2011 DARPA Shredder Challenge, and the 2012 Department of State Tag Challenge.
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