Ruth García-Gavilanes is a member of the Computational Social Science group at the Oxford Internet Institute (Oxford University). She is interested in understanding online footprints, utilizing/developing computational human behavior from methods and leveraging big data. The main objective of her research is to discover methods and algorithms that can turn recorded traces of activities into behavioural metrics that deliver insights about human habits, values and culture. Currently, her main interests are centred in studying collective memory based on the information seeking patterns of large number of individuals on the web. She obtained her Master Degree and PhD from the Information Technology department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona-Spain. Her Master’s thesis was done at Telefonica R+D in Barcelona and her PhD at Yahoo Labs with an internship at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) in Qatar Foundation.

Twitter: @ruthygarcia