Telmo Menezes

I am an academic researcher in the fields of Computational Social Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems, working at the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin. I have a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and a background of interdisciplinary research.

I also have industry experience, which includes working in machine learning at Amazon and developing software for NASA/JPL.

I see computer science as a real science, and computations as a fundamental aspect of nature, permeating it at many level, from particle physics to sociology. I am particularly interested in the study of social dynamics under this light, especially the new global social phenomena introduced by the Internet: how they create and changes the belief landscapes and cognitive spaces in which we operate.

I like abstractions but I also very much like pratical “hands-on” empirical science. I love creating tools that (hopefully) allow us to observe things under a new light.