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Teaching and Lectures
- Intro to Programming: Eleven lectures on low-level programming using C. Now at Universidad del Desarrollo, seventeen lectures on intro to programming using Python with a data science flavor, heavily inspired on Jake van der Plas's O'Reilly book/website.
- NLP for Data Science: Some lectures notes on handling natural languages by means of computers. I should complete this with more modern methods.
- Peek & Poke: Six lectures on computing in the 1980s. Watch the teaser trailer or read the first article in a series about the ZX80 computer. [In Progress, ETA: 2019-2]
- Parallel Computing: Ten lectures on the history and algorithms of parallel computing [In progress, ETA: 2019-1, however, it's more proablable that my awesome ex-PhD student, José Fuentes will get there first. I'll live vicariously through him at this stage. :)]
- Computational Social Science:: Using CDRs to gather information at the country scale on how people behave and how we can help society be more efficient and happier.
- Bias in the news systems of the world: (Ok, Chile, but we'll extend it) I've been working with Johan Bollen and Barbara Poblete on a project to characterize the news cycle and the outlets in the world using Twitter. You can access our News Analytics dashboard to find out more. We have been showcased in the University newspaper! (in my previous university)
- Parallel succinct data structures: My student José Fuentes and myself (together with Norbert Zhe and Meng He over at Dalhousie U) have been working on parallel construction of succinct trees. Here's our page with some experiments, and the code itself. We did this for SEA 2015 in Paris. We also designed an algorithm for parallel construction of wavelet trees (joint work with José Fuentes, Erick Elejalde and Diego Seco), which we presented in SEA 2014, here is the webpage with the code for it.
- Accessibility: For my earlier accessibility work, you may wish to visit here, while for iGraph-related work, you may wish to visit this page. All the sources of iGraph are available here. Note that this work is no longer maintained.
- Mariano Beiró, Loreto Bravo, Diego Caro, Ciro Cattuto, Leo Ferres, Eduardo Graells-Garrido. 2018. Shopping mall attraction and social mixing at a city scale. EPJ Data Science (Springer). journal version, arxiv, local preprint.
- Erick Elejalde, Leo Ferres, Eelco Herder, Johan Bollen. 2018. Quantifying the ecological diversity and health of online news. Journal of Computational Science. journal version, preprint
- Jorge Bahamonde, Johan Bollen, Erick Elejalde, Leo Ferres, Barbara Poblete. 2018. Power structure in Chilean news media. PLoS One journal version, preprint, arxiv
- Erick Elejalde; Leo Ferres; Eelco Herder. 2018. On the nature of real and perceived bias in the mainstream media. PLoS One journal version, preprint, Hypertext2017 version, HT2017 (non-paywalled)
- Eduardo Graells-Garrido; Leo Ferres; Diego Caro; Loreto Bravo. 2017. The effect of Pokémon Go on the pulse of the city: a natural experiment. EPJ Data Science 6: 23, Springer journal version, preprint
- José Fuentes; Leo Ferres; Meng He; Norbert Zeh. 2017. Parallel Construction of Succinct Trees. Theoretical Computer Science journal , preprint
- José Fuentes-Sepúlveda, Erick Elejalde, Leo Ferres, and Diego Seco. 2016. Parallel construction of wavelet trees on multicore architectures. Knowledge and Information Systems, 1-24. 10.1007/s10115-016-1000-6
- José. Fuentes-Sepúlveda and L. Ferres. 2012. Improving accessibility to mathematical formulas: the Wikipedia Math Accessor. New Review Of Hypermedia And Multimedia Vol. 18 , Iss. 3. Taylor and Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614568.2012.702134
- Leo Ferres, Gitte Lindgaard, Livia Sumegi, and Bruce Tsuji. 2013. Evaluating a Tool for Improving Accessibility to Charts and Graphs. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 20, 5, Article 28 (November 2013). 10.1145/2533682.2533683
- Michel Dumontier, Leo Ferres, and Natalia Villanueva-Rosales. 2010. Modeling and querying graphical representations of statistical data. Journal of Web Semantics 8, 2-3 (July 2010), 241-254. 10.1016/j.websem.2009.12.002
Blog PostsOther platforms
- May 25, 2017: The Lemo-Lam Manual and Inserts [medium]
- Oct 23, 2016: Brief History Of Character Sets
- Mar 22, 2016: Baudot's 1874 Patent for the Télégraphe Rapide
Videos[2017-12-02 20:47:56 -0300]: In the video below, I re-enter my first computer program from when I was about 9 years old. Part of my series on retro-computing I'm working on. There's some more information in the YouTube page.
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