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Dr Marcos Oliveira

Lecturer in City Science & Analytics


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Hi, I am a Lecturer in City Science & Analytics in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Exeter. Previously, I was affiliated with the Computational Social Science department in GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, in Germany.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Global Development, Computer Science (2020-)


  • ECM1407: Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age
  • ECM3420 / ECMM445: Learning from Data

Research Interests

My interests lie in complex systems, human dynamics (including human mobility and face-to-face interaction), and self-organizing mechanisms, particularly in using network science to understand the emergence of social phenomena in cities, such as crime dynamics and social inequality, and to uncover the intricacies that drive the intelligence in swarm intelligence algorithms.

Prospective Students

Highly motivated summer students, undergraduates, self-funded PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers are always welcome to contact me. I am offering to supervise students in the above research areas. If you are interested and have identified a particular funding body, I am also glad to help with the development of your proposal. These links might be useful: