Dr. Telmo Menezes

Researcher in Computational Social Science, Complex Systems, AI

Centre Marc Bloch Berlin


I am an academic researcher, currently a member of the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin and of its Computational Social Science team . I have a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence / Complex Systems and a background of interdisciplinary research.

I also have industry experience, which includes working in machine learning at one of the major tech companies and developing software for NASA/JPL.

I see computer science as a real science, and computations as a fundamental aspect of nature, permeating it at many level, from particle physics to sociology. I am particularly interested in the study of social dynamics under this light, especially the new global social phenomena introduced by the Internet: how they create and changes the belief landscapes and cognitive spaces in which we operate.

I like abstractions but I also very much like pratical “hands-on” empirical science. I love creating tools that (hopefully) allow us to observe things under a new light.

Recent Posts

Knowledge Hypergraphs

Hypergraphs are a generalization of graphs (mathematical objects that represent networks), that allow for the representation of complex …

Scales of Human Movement

Human mobility is known to be distributed across several orders of magnitude of physical distances, which makes it difficult to find or …

Using Evolutionary Computation to Explain Network Growth

Explaining network growth is a challenge that appears in a surprising number of disciplines. For example, neuroscientists are …

Evolutionary Multi-Agent Simulations

Advances in fields such as Complexity Science and Artificial Life enable a modern direction in Computational Intelligence research. …


Synthetic – Symbolic Generators of Complex Networks

A machine learning tool that can be used to discover plausible generators for complex networks. Generators are simple computer programs …


Graphbrain is an Artificial Intelligence open-source software library and scientific research tool. Its aim is to facilitate automated …

Recent Publications

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Tubes & Bubbles -- Topological confinement of YouTube recommendations

The role of recommendation algorithms in online user confinement is at the heart of a fast-growing literature. Recent empirical studies …

Semantic Hypergraphs

Existing computational methods for the analysis of corpora of text in natural language are still far from approaching a human level of …

Natural scales in geographical patterns

Human mobility is known to be distributed across several orders of magnitude of physical distances, which makes it generally difficult …