Dr. Carlos Castillo is a web miner with a background on information retrieval, and has been influential in the areas of adversarial web search and web content quality and credibility. He is a prolific researcher with more than 60 publications in top-tier international conferences and journals, including a book on Information and Influence Propagation, a monograph on Adversarial Web Search, and 6000+ citations. His current research focuses in the application of web mining methods to problems in the domain of on-line news and humanitarian crises.
Carlos received his Ph.D from the University of Chile (2004), and was a visiting scientist at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2005) and Sapienza Universitá di Roma (2006) before working as a scientist and senior scientist at Yahoo! Research (2006-2012), and as a senior scientist and principal scientist at Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (2012-present). He has served in the PC or SPC of all major conferences in his area (WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, KDD, CIKM, etc.). He was Program Committee Co-chair of WSDM 2014, and co-organized the Adversarial Information Retrieval Workshop and Web Spam Challenge in 2007 and 2008, the ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge in 2010 and 2014, the Web Quality Workshop from 2011 to 2014, and the Social Web for Disaster Management Workshop in 2015. He is an ACM Senior Member and an IEEE Senior Member.
Lecture: Social Media Mining and Retrieval