Rion Brattig Correia     M.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, Complex Systems.




Rion Brattig Correia

PhD Candidate in Informatics – Complex Systems track – at Indiana University (IN, USA) under supervision of Prof. Luis Rocha. Received a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Management Information Systems from the Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB) in Brazil. Taught the classes "General Systems Theory", "Management Information Systems" and "Foundations in Information Systems" at FURB as a substitute professor. Managed the Technology Development & Transfer Laboratory (LDTT) from the School of Systems and Computing at FURB. Author of papers in Complex Networks and Systems and Computational Social Science; and papers and book chapters in Business Intelligence. Consultant in Information Technology applied to Business Management.

rionbr(at)gmail(dot)com   rionbr(at)indiana(dot)edu
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My main interests involve the study of emergent behaviour from a collective intelligence perspective. A variety of natural and artificial systems present such behaviour, especially those with humans at their center. More recently, I've been specially involved in the study of these systems in order to improve the societal impact of complexity science.

keywords: #ComplexSystems, #ComplexNetworks, #ComputationSocialScience, #ComputationalIntelligence, #MachineLearning.


Year Reference
2017

R.B. Correia, L.P. de Araújo, M.M. Mattos, D. Wild, L. Li, L.M. Rocha [2017]. "City-wide Analysis of Electronic Health Records for Drug-Drug Interactions". Under review. Fast-tracked from TBC'17.

2016

R.B. Correia, L. Li, L.M. Rocha [2016]. "Monitoring potential drug interactions and reactions via network analysis of Instagram user timeliness". Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 21:492-503.

This work was selected by Russ Altman in his AMIA Translational BioInformatics Year in Review 2016.

2015

Correia, Rion B., K. N. Chan, & L.M. Rocha [2015]. "Polarization in the US Congress." The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP). Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-24, 2015.

see full CV (in portuguese) for the complete list of papers.

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Year Conference Location Reference
2017 Translational Bioinformatics in Precision Medicine (TBC) Long Beach, California, USA

Presentation: City-wide analysis of Drug-Drug Interactions: towards understanding the multi-level complexity of human health.

2017 Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) Cancun, México

Presentation: Public health monitoring of drug interactions, patient cohorts, and behavioral outcomes via network analysis using multi-source user timelines.

Presentation: The effective structure of complex networks: Canalization in the dynamics of complex networks drives dynamics, criticality and control.

2017 European Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) Cologne, Germany

Keynote presentation: Assessing DDI Relevance Using Large Databases: From Social Media to Published Literature.

2016 Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Presentation: Legislative polarization and social activism: a data-driven analysis of political communication.

Presentation: Public health monitoring of drug interactions, patient cohorts, and behavioral outcomes via network analysis of Instagram and Twitter user timelines.

2016 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) Hawaii, USA

Poster: City-level exploration of Drug Drug Interactions: the case of Blumenau, Brazil.

Proceedings: R.B. Correia, L. Li, L.M. Rocha [2016]. "Monitoring potential drug interactions and reactions via network analysis of Instagram user timeliness". Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 21:492-503.

This work was selected by Russ Altman in his AMIA Translational BioInformatics Year in Review 2016.

2015 The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) Lisbon, Portugal

Proceedings: Correia, Rion B., K. N. Chan, & L.M. Rocha [2015]. "Polarization in the US Congress." The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP). Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-24, 2015.

2015 International Conference on Computational Social Science Helsinki, Finland

Poster: Detecting conflict in social unrest using Instagram

Presentation: Discourse Polarization in the US Congress

see full CV (in portuguese) for the complete list of conference proceedings.

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Project Description github
CANAlization This package implements a series of methods used to study control, canalization and redundancy in Boolean Networks. CANA
Distance Closure This package implements methods for the calculation of Distance Closure on Complex Networks. distanceclosure
Variable Trigonometric Threshold This package implements the Variable Trigonometric Threshold (VTT) linear classifier to be used in the scikit-learn package. VTT

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Year Journal Role More information
2015-Current PLOS ONE Reviewer Thank you citation here.

2012-2013 Dynamis Editor More information here.

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Year Award Amount
2017 Grant Challenges: Precision Health Initiative – Research Assistant. Indiana University, Indiana, USA.

12 month stipend with covered tuitions
2016 Travel award. National Library of Medicine (NLM) & National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.

US$ 1,250.00
2016 Travel award. Graduate and Professional Student Government, Indiana University, Indiana, USA. US$ 500.00
2013 Science Without Borders Ph.D. Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Brazil. 48 months stipend with covered fees and tuitions

see full CV (in portuguese) for the complete list of awards.

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Year Title Description
2016 Science and Technology Week 2016 Interactive puzzles in an online platform for the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in the 2016 Portuguese Science and Technology Week (in portuguese). See news release here.
2013-2015 Social Chair of GISA Elected social chair of the Graduate Informatics Student Association (GISA) in the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University for two consecutive years.
2013-current The Blackbox A game/tool in teaching Informatics/Complexity Science for undergraduates. Adapted to the web from Luis Rocha's website.

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