Marcelo Mendoza is an Electronics Engineer and Master in Informatics of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Universidad de Chile. He did a Post Doc in Yahoo Research. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and head of the Master in Informatics program at the same University.
He is a founder and former President of the Chilean Association of Pattern Recognition. He is a researcher at the Valparaíso Center of Science and Technology and associate researcher at the Millennium Institute for Research on Data Foundations. His research interests are text mining, information retrieval and data mining in social networks. He has published in major conferences such as WWW, KDD, and CIKM as well as in high impact factor journals such as KBS, IPM, ESWA, and EPJ Data Science. He has been general chair of international conferences such as ICPRS 17, sponsored by the IET, and CIARP 18, sponsored by the IAPR. His research articles count more than 5000 citations with an H-index of 18 and i10-index of 29 according to Google scholar.
He has researched AI in social networks, with a strong emphasis on information veracity. He currently works on methods of stance classification, bot detection, fake news detection, political leaning forecasting, and controversy detection in social media.
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