Please note that I update the list of publications more often than this vitae.


Short bio follows (in 3rd person to copy-paste)

Carlos Castillo is a Distinguished Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is a web miner with a background on information retrieval, and has been influential in the areas of web content quality and credibility, and adversarial web search. He is a prolific researcher with more than 75 publications in top-tier international conferences and journals, receiving 11,000+ citations. His works include a recent book on Big Crisis Data, as well as monographs on Information and Influence Propagation, and Adversarial Web Search.

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), as a senior scientist and principal scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute (2012-2015), and as director of research for data science at Eurecat (2016-2017). He has served in the Program Committee (PC) or Senior PC (SPC) of all major conferences in his area (WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, KDD, CIKM, etc.), and is part of the editorial committee of ACM Transactions on the Web and ACM Transactions in Social Computing He was PC Co-Chair of ACM Digital Health 2017 and 2016, and of WSDM 2014; 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 and 2016. He is an ACM Senior Member, an IEEE Senior Member, and an advanced researcher accredited by AQU in Catalonia.

Past and Present Affiliations

Former Interns

I'm proud to have hosted and co-hosted excellent students during PhD internships:

  • Ludovico Boratto, then at Univ. Cagliari, Italy
  • Soudip Chowdhoury, then at Univ. Trento, Italy
  • Claudio Corsi, then at Univ. Pisa, Italy
  • Aditi Gupta, then at IIITD, India
  • Dino Ienco, then at Univ. Torino, Italy
  • Muhammad Imran, then at Univ. Trento, Italy
  • Janette Lehman, then at Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia-Spain [testimonial]
  • Michael Mathioudakis, then at Toronto Univ., Canada
  • Alexandra Olteanu, then at EPFL Switzerland
  • Michalis Potamias, then at Boston Univ., USA
  • Hemant Purohit, then at Kno.e.sis, USA
  • Jacob Ratkiewicz, then at Indiana Univ., USA
  • Jakob Rogstadious, then at Univ. Madeira, Portugal
  • Eduardo J. Ruiz, then at Univ. of California Riverside, USA
  • Diego Sáez Trumper, then at Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia-Spain
  • Ilija Subasic, then at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Robert West, then at Stanford, USA


I've been fortunate to co-author with great colleagues including:

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