Manuel is a Spanish sociologist recognized for his research on the information society, communication, and globalization. The Social Science Citation Index, with data between 2000 and 2015, ranks him as the fourth most cited social scientist in the world, and the first in the field of communications. He has served as a Ministry of Universities for the Spanish Government from January 2020 to December 2021.
Associate Professor in Political Science (UOC). PhD in Political Science and Sociology (Deusto University -Bilbao-). She has been an Associate Director of the Doctoral Program in Information and Knowledge Society at UOC, Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan and Senior Researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University. Her main areas of research are online deliberation and participation, social networks and the use of social media and digital platforms by local governments and political parties.
PhD in Sociology (University of Exeter), D.E.A. in Philosophy (University of Seville) and M.A. in Political Science (Arizona State University). Antonio studies, with a descriptive and normative perspective, the multifarious connections between technology, politics, and society, from the platformization of social movements, the public sphere, political parties and the State to the sociotechnical construction and governance of data and digital infrastructures.
Mobile communication has been one of her main areas of research since 2003, adopting a combined approach of sociology and economics. She is interested in both developed and developing countries. With a background in economics, she obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Barcelona. In her research she takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining quantitative and qualitative techniques.
PhD in Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Her research focuses on the social and political implications of data-driven technologies, with special emphasis on their effects on democracy, social justice and fundamental rights. Beyond academia, she has professional experience in algorithmic auditing and digital public policy consulting.
Tayrine holds a MA in Political Science from the University of Brasilia in Brazil. Currently, she is a PhD student in Information and Knowledge Society at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).
Sociologist of design and technology. He researches socio-technical assemblages focusing on their policies and intervenes in them through collaborative, textual and interactive practices.
Jorge holds a BA in Political Science (UCM) and an MA in Knowledge Management (UOC). He is currently a PhD student of the Society, Technology and Culture programme (UOC). His research line is about the IPD (Intra-Party Democracy) of the European new digital parties. He is a research assistant for the OnPartDel project
With a background in law, criminology and political science, he is currently a PhD student in the Society, Technology and Culture program at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). His research line and main interest is focused on public policies of transparency and participation and their impacts on citizens.
Pau Adelantado has a degree in sociology (UAB), a degree in design and interaction by ELISAVA (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and a Master in Information Society and Knowledge (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). He participates in innovation projects for public and private organizations, co-founded the social innovation cooperative BitLab, and has developed his professional career in organizations such as I2CAT, EVERIS, INDUCT, among others.
Jorge has a degree in Computer Engineering from the Universidad de Granada (UGR) and a Master's Degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Currently, he is collaborating with the Computer Vision Group of UGR where he has focused his research on Text Mining, Sociology of Science and
Sarah is an adjunct postdoctoral researcher in the CNSC group. Since 2012 her research has explored the intersections of (digital) communication practices and ICT service systems. Combining political economy research with community-based collaboration, she has been examining the factors that shape individuals’ civic positioning in digitalization.
Emanuele Cozzo got his degree in Physics at the "Sapienza" University of Rome. There, also began his interest in critical science, tapping on the tradition of the department of Physics. He got his PhD in complex systems and networks at the BiFi / University of Zaragoza.
Aitor Jiménez is a sociologist, lawyer and activist. He joined the ADM+S Centre in May 2021 as Postdoctoral research fellow in Data Civics, Rights and Ownership for Automated Decision-Making, at The University of Melbourne. Previously, Aitor had the opportunity to work as a policy and legal analyst for progressive causes in Latin America and Europe. He has also worked as a Human Rights lawyer defending cases of leftist activists and artists before the Spanish National Court. Aitor often writes in press and media and collaborates with a range of civil society organisations interested in the development of forward-thinking alternatives for our digital futures.
Mariana holds a PhD in Media, Communication and Culture (Autonomous University of Barcelona), M. in Law (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and a Bachelor in Law (Autonomous University of the State of Mexico). She was a visitor researcher from 2018 to 2019 at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR, Amsterdam University). Her research focuses on media analysis and media effects in the topics of femicide, gender violence, migration, and social movements, by using a mix method approach. Mariana also works in collaborative projects with Mexican government aimed to sensitize public servers about gender violence issues, and develop communication techniques with gender perspective.
Madelin is a demographer scientist with a Ph.D. in Demography (Autonomous University of Barcelona-UAB, 2013). She joined the CNSC research group at IN3-UOC in September 2019 to carry out a 3-year research project “Understanding inequalities in (healthy) life expectancy in later life. An international comparison- InHALE.”
David is an economist, sociologist (PhD student), researcher, teacher, consultant and writer. His research explores the connections between dialogic leadership, citizen participation, networked governance and systemic innovation. At IN3-UOC he codevelops a framework for the evaluation and design of participatory processes with Decidim. As a consultant he has first hand experience in a wide variety of areas, with organizations such as Altekio, Platoniq, SenseTribe or Medialab Prado. Cofounder and president of the Coincidimos association, he is representative in Spain of the Innovation in Politics Institute.
Alistair Duff is a visiting professor (March - September 2021), working on a project entitled ‘Castells versus Bell: a Comparative Analysis of Two Grand Theorists of the Information Age’. He hopes a comparative approach will yield major dividends for our understanding of the global information society. He is an external examiner at Aberystwyth University (Wales) and emeritus professor of information policy at Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland), and was previously a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He holds degrees from the Universities of London, Glasgow and Strathclyde.
Camila Renè Maggi is an architect and works in the development of projects and communities that join technologies, free culture and social innovation. Her work is related to digital culture, open source and practical experimentation methodologies own in digital fabrication laboratories.