About me

Welcome! My name is Diego, and I study how people use online platforms to assemble groups

Thanks for visiting my website! My name is Diego and I’m finishing my Ph.D. studies in Technology & Social Behavior at Northwestern University. This Fall, I will become a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. And in Fall 2022, I will become an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Mendoza College Business (courtesy) at the University of Notre Dame.

I study how people assemble groups using online platforms and systems. I have an interest in developing a theoretical understanding of the role that socio-technical systems play in supporting team formation and team dynamics. A key component of my work is the application of social network analysis to leverage users’ decisions. My future research will explore how artificial intelligence can augment people to assemble more efficient and diverse teams.

My research is broadly in the fields of Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Computational Social Science.

Once I graduated with my Masters in Computer Science and Major in Industrial Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), I started my academic career as an Instructor and later as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the PUC’s School of Communication. Currently, I am working at the SONIC Lab with Prof. Noshir S. Contractor. Since then, my research experience has been grounded in management, communication, and computer sciences.

For more than 9 years, I taught courses on web technologies and social networks. Additionally, I have been part of research projects related to social network analysis, social media, team formation systems, and computational tools for journalists.

Feel free to contact me! Send me an e-mail at dgomezara[at]u.northwestern.edu