Diego Gómez-Zará

Graduate Student Researcher

Office: Frances Searle Building 1-459C

Email:  dgomezara@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests: Team Assembly, Social Networks Analysis, Leadership, Nature Language Processing, and Computational Journalism

 

Diego is a Ph.D. Candidate in Technology and Social Behavior Program at Nothwestern University. To learn more about him, please visit his personal website at http://www.dgomezara.cl and follow his Twitter at @dgzara.

Education

    • M.Sc. Eng, Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
    • BS in Industrial Engineering, Minor in Information Technology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Project Contributions

    • My Dream Team: Analyzing patterns of online behavior within team assembly technology
    • Chilean Student Movement: This project explores the different roles performed by social movements’ organizations and leaders on Twitter

Publications

    • Harris, A. M., Gómez-Zará, D., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2019). Joining together online: The trajectory of CSCW scholarship on group formation. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact., 3(CSCW), 27. doi:10.1145/3359250
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Chiuminatto, P., & Nussbaum, M. (2019). Using multimodal and hyperlinked representations of knowledge as academic writing aids. In 30th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT ’19), September 17–20, 2019, Hof, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3342220.3343645
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Andreoli, S., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2019). Discovering collaborators online: Assembling interdisciplinary teams online at an Argentinian University. Cuadernos.Info, (44), 21-41. doi.org/10.7764/cdi.44.1575
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Paras, M., Twyman, M., Lane, J. N., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N.S. 2019. Who Would You Like to Work With?: Use of Individual Characteristics and Social Networks in Team Formation Systems. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland Uk. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300889
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Boon, M., & Birnbaum, L. “Who is the Hero, the Villain, and the Victim? Detection of Roles in News Articles using Natural Language Techniques”, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. ACM, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172993
    • Parra, D., Trattner, C., Gómez, D., Hurtado, M., Wen, X., & Lin, Y. “Twitter in academic events: A study of temporal usage, communication, sentimental and topical patterns in 16 Computer Science conferences”, Computer Communications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2015.07.001
    • García, R., Gómez, D., Parra, D., Trattner, C., Kaltenbrunner, A., & Graells-Garrido, E. “Language, Twitter and Academic Conferences”, Hypertext 2015: 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media Proceedings, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2700171.2791059
    • Gómez, D. & Julio, P. Chapter 5 “Work Key: Un trabajo interdisciplinario”. “Ordenando el Caos: Gestión y modelamiento de los procesos en la industria de la comunicación”. Editor: Silvia Pellegrini. Ediciones UC. Santiago, Chile. 2015 ISBN N° 978-956-14-1707-6.

Presentations

    • Gómez-Zará, D., Paras, M., Schecter, A., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2019, January). Using relational event modeling for understanding team formation mechanisms in teams assembled online. Paper presented at NetSciX, Santiago, Chile.
    • Gómez-Zará, D., & Contractor, N. S. (2018, December). Exponential Random Graph Models: Uso de métodos estadísticos para el análisis de Redes Sociales. Presentation at Facultad de Comunicaciones UC, Santiago, Chile.
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Andreoli, S., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018, October). How can we assemble better interdisciplinary teams? The ”My Dream Team” experience at the Universidad of Buenos Aires at MESO Conference. Paper Presented at Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and America Latina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • Contractor, N. S., Gómez-Zará, D., & Andreoli, S. (2018, October). Assembly required. Organizing in the 21st century. Keynote at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Ng, J., Twyman, M. Andreoli, S., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018, July). Social Cognition and Team Assembly: Competence, Warmth, or Embeddedness. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD
    • Gómez-Zará, D., Andreoli, S., & Contractor, N. S. (2018, April). ¿Cómo conformar mejores equipos interdisciplinarios? La experiencia “My Dream Team” en CITEPLab. Keynote at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • ATLAS’ Teams Research Incubator Weekend | Northwestern University. Gómez-Zará, D., Ng, J., Twyman, M., DeChurch, L., Contractor, N.S., “Social Cognition and Team Assembly: Competence, Warmth, or Embeddedness.” March 2018, Evanston, USA.
    • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Gómez-Zará, D., Parra. D., Pérez, C., García, C., Contractor, N.S., ”The Role of Social Movements in Twitter: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement.” January 2018, Evanston, USA
    • Charla en Centro de Investigación en Tecnología y Pedagogía (CITEP), Universidad de Buenos Aires Gómez-Zara, D., and Contractor, N.S., ”Entorno My Dream Team (MDT). Sistemas de recomendación y análisis de redes.” August 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Charla SocVis en Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Gómez-Zará, D. and Contractor, N.S. “Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Network Analysis.” Santiago, Chile. August 2017.
    • INSNA | 1ST North American Social Network Conference (NASN) Gómez-Zará, D., Vermeer, W., Gibson, Z., Bain, C., Anton, G., Dechurch, L., Wilensky, U., and Contractor, N.S. “The Role of Brokers in Academic Network Building.” Washington D.C, USA. July 2017.
    • INSNA | 1ST North American Social Network Conference (NASN) Gibson, Z. M., Anton, G., Vermeer, W., Gómez-Zará, D., Bain, C., Brady, C., DeChurch, L. A., Wilensky, W., Contractor, N. S. “Cultivating the Conference Culture: The Role of Diversity in Interdisciplinary Meetings” Washington D.C, USA. July 2017.
    • 2017 Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) Larson, L., Gómez-Zará, D., Jones, B., DeChurch, L. A., Contractor, N. S. “Social Identification and Leadership Emergence Within and Between Teams.” Saint Louis, USA. July 2017.
    • International Association for Media and Communication Research, IAMCR 2017 Francisco J. Fernández and Diego Gómez-Zará. ”Mejorando la calidad en la producción de noticias mediante la sistematización de la rutina periodística”. Catagena, Colombia. July 2017.
    • The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association Diego Gómez-Zará, Denis Parra, Carolina Pérez, Adrián Soto, Cristóbal García, Noshir Contractor. ”The role of social movement organizations in Twitter: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement”. San Diego, USA. May 2017
    • 2017 NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop Leslie A. DeChurch, Lindsay Larson, Diego Gómez-Zará, Benjamin Jones, Noshir S. Contractor, Jeffrey Johnson, “Leadership Emergence in Space Multiteam Systems“. January 2017.
    • Computer+Journalism 2015 Diego Gómez, Pablo Flores, Soledad Puente, Silvia Pellegrini, “Work Key News: a web platform to support journalistic processes and editorial meetings”. Presented at Columbia University, New York, United States. October 2015.
    • 5th European Immersive Education Summit (EiED2015) Francisco Fernandez, Diego Gómez, J. A. Soto, Valentina Proust, “Appropriating the cyberspace: an immersive experience for college applicants”. IED Immersion, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France. September 2015.

Posters

    • Diego Gómez-Zará, Jacqueline Ng, Silvia Andreoli, Leslie DeChurch, Noshir S. Contractor, ”Facilitating Effective Team Assembly: Leveraging Recommender Systems to Enable Successful Multidisciplinary Research Collaborations.” Organizational Communication Mini Conference. 2017 October 2017, Athens, USA.
    • Diego Gómez-Zará, Miriam Boon, Larry Birnbaum, ”Who is the Hero and Who is the Villain? Detection of Roles in News Articles by Using Sentiment Analysis.” Computation + Journalism 2017 October 2017, Evanston, USA.
    • Diego Gómez-Zará, Lindsay Larson, Benjamin Jones, Leslie A. DeChurch, Noshir S. Contractor, ”Leadership and Followership Emergence in Space Multiteam Systems.” Web Science Summer School WWSSS 2017 July 2017, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
    • Diego Gómez-Zará, Denis Parra, Noshir Contractor. ”The role of social movement organizations and their leaders in Twitter: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement”. International School and Conference on Network Science, NETSCI 2017 June 2016, Indianapolis, USA.
    • Diego Gómez-Zará, Denis Parra, Noshir Contractor. ”Using Relational Event Modeling to explain movements’ emergence in Twitter: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement.” International School and Conference on Network Science, NETSCI 2017 June 2016, Indianapolis, USA