Pablo Aragón is a research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he focuses on content integrity and resilience to disinformation in Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. He is interested in computational social science and social computing through interdisciplinary and participatory approaches to characterize and facilitate participation, deliberation and collaboration in online platforms, including civic technologies and social media. His research has been published in top-tier international conferences and journals, and featured in international media like the MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, The Guardian and VICE Magazine and Business Insider. He is also an adjunct professor of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and EngineeringPablo actively contributes to projects at the intersection of data, technology and democracy, and serves as a board member of Decidim, the free open source platform for participatory democracy.

Pablo was a doctoral researcher of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2015-2019) and held a visiting appointment at the Oxford Internet Institute - University of Oxford (2018). He worked as a research scientist at Eurecat (2015-2021) and as a research engineer at Barcelona Media (2011-2015). These positions led him to contribute to multiple EU-funded research projects like DECODE, implementing a technopolitical framework around data commons and data sovereignty; or D-CENT, developing distributed and privacy-aware free open source tools for direct democracy. Pablo also coordinated the Data Analysis for Citizen Participation project at Medialab Prado, and co-founded the Democratic Innovation Lab of Barcelona City Council and the DatAnalysis15M research network. Prior to his research career, he worked as a data engineer at a social media monitoring startup.

ℹ️ More information about research activities on the personal website and the MetaWiki user page



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