Flávio L. Pinheiro

Flávio L. Pinheiro holds a PhD in Physics from the Universidade do Minho (2016) and was a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Media Lab (2016-2018). Since 2018 he lectures data science courses as an Invited Assistant Professor at NOVA IMS – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His research applies methods from data, network, and complexity sciences to problems of socioeconomic development. Topics include information diffusion and social contagion processes, strategic decision-making, local and global network patterns in education, networks of Foreign Direct Investments flows, and economic diversification and sophistication patterns. His interdisciplinary work has been published in top tier journals and conference proceedings in various disciplines, such as Nature Communications, Research Policy, EPJ Data Science, Physical Review Letters, PLOS Computational Biology, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life. Moreover, he has experience in applied research projects and consultancies, including work for the World Bank on smart and inclusive economic diversification in several developing economies, participation in the Bank of International Settlements conference in joint work with the Bank of Portugal.