Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics – Complex Systems track – at Indiana University (IN, USA) under supervision of Prof. Luis M. Rocha. He is currently a Research Assistant at IU and in 2017 spent a sabbatical year at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, a life sciences institute in Oeiras, Portugal. Rion received a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Management Information Systems from the Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Brazil. He co-taught the classes Introduction to Informatics at IU; and General Systems Theory, Management Information Systems, and Foundations in Information Systems at FURB as a substitute professor. At the time he also managed the Technology Development & Transfer Laboratory (LDTT) from the School of Systems and Computing at FURB where he managed the development of a city-wide solution of electronic health records. He is the author of papers in Complex Networks and Systems, Computational Intelligence & Computational Social Science; and papers and book chapters in Business Intelligence.
My main interests involve the study of emergent behaviour from a collective intelligence perspective. A variety of natural and artificial systems present such behaviour, especially those with humans at their center. More recently, I've been specially involved in the study of these systems in order to improve the societal impact of complexity science.
keywords: #ComplexSystems, #ComplexNetworks, #ComputationSocialScience, #ComputationalIntelligence, #MachineLearning.
R.B. Correia, L.P. de Araújo, M.M. Mattos, D. Wild, L. Li, L.M. Rocha . "City-wide Analysis of Electronic Health Records Reveals Gender and Age Biases in the Administration of Known Drug-Drug Interactions". Submitted. arXiv: 1803.03571
R.B. Correia, A.J. Gates, L.M. Rocha  CANA: A python package for quantifying control and canalization in Boolean Networks. In press. arXiv: 1803.04774
R.B. Correia, L. Li, L.M. Rocha . "Monitoring potential drug interactions and reactions via network analysis of Instagram user timeliness". Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 21:492-503.
Correia, Rion B., K. N. Chan, & L.M. Rocha . "Polarization in the US Congress." The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP). Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-24, 2015.
see full CV (in portuguese) for the complete list of papers.
|2018||NetSci 2018||Paris, France||
Lightning Talk (by Luis Rocha): Correia, R.B., Ratkiewicz, N., Barrat, A. and Rocha, L.M. . "The Metric Backbone of Contact Networks in Epidemic Spread Models". NetSci 2018, International School and Conference on Network Science. Paris, France, June 11-15, 2018. (Papers and materials presented)
|2017||Complex Networks 2017||Lyon, France||
Proceedings: Correia, R.B, Gates, A., Manicka, S., M. Marques-Pita, X. Wang, and L.M. Rocha . "The effective structure of complex networks: Canalization in the dynamics of complex networks drives dynamics, criticality and control". Complex Networks 2017. The 6th International Workshop on Complex Networks & Their Applications. Nov. 29-Dec. 01, 2017, Lyon, pp. 354-355
|2017||Translational Bioinformatics in Precision Medicine (TBC)||Long Beach, California, USA||
Presentation: City-wide analysis of Drug-Drug Interactions: towards understanding the multi-level complexity of human health.
|2017||Conference on Complex Systems (CCS)||Cancun, México||
Presentation: Public health monitoring of drug interactions, patient cohorts, and behavioral outcomes via network analysis using multi-source user timelines.
Presentation: The effective structure of complex networks: Canalization in the dynamics of complex networks drives dynamics, criticality and control.
|2017||European Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX)||Cologne, Germany||
Keynote presentation: Assessing DDI Relevance Using Large Databases: From Social Media to Published Literature.
|2016||Conference on Complex Systems (CCS)||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||
Presentation: Legislative polarization and social activism: a data-driven analysis of political communication.
Presentation: Public health monitoring of drug interactions, patient cohorts, and behavioral outcomes via network analysis of Instagram and Twitter user timelines.
|2016||Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB)||Hawaii, USA||
Poster: City-level exploration of Drug Drug Interactions: the case of Blumenau, Brazil.
Proceedings: R.B. Correia, L. Li, L.M. Rocha . "Monitoring potential drug interactions and reactions via network analysis of Instagram user timeliness". Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 21:492-503.
|2015||The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP)||Lisbon, Portugal||
Proceedings: Correia, Rion B., K. N. Chan, & L.M. Rocha . "Polarization in the US Congress." The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP). Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-24, 2015.
|2015||International Conference on Computational Social Science||Helsinki, Finland||
Poster: Detecting conflict in social unrest using Instagram
Presentation: Discourse Polarization in the US Congress
see full CV (in portuguese) for the complete list of conference proceedings.
|2016||IGC News. November 17, 2016. Challenges with Biology: IGC at the Science and Technology Week’ 2016.|
SoIC News, January 22, 2016: "SoIC study finds Instagram is a source to uncover drug interactions and adverse reactions."
|CANAlization||This package implements a series of methods used to study control, canalization and redundancy in Boolean Networks.||CANA|
|Distance Closure||This package implements methods for the calculation of Distance Closure on Complex Networks.||distanceclosure|
|Variable Trigonometric Threshold||This package implements the Variable Trigonometric Threshold (VTT) linear classifier to be used in the scikit-learn package.||VTT|
|2017||Grant Challenges: Precision Health Initiative – Research Assistant. Indiana University, Indiana, USA.||24 month stipend with covered tuitions|
|2016||Travel award. National Library of Medicine (NLM) & National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.||US$ 1,250.00|
|2016||Travel award. Graduate and Professional Student Government, Indiana University, Indiana, USA.||US$ 500.00|
|2013||Science Without Borders Ph.D. Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Brazil.||48 months stipend with covered fees and tuitions|
see full CV (in portuguese) for the complete list of awards.
|2016||Science and Technology Week 2016||Interactive puzzles in an online platform for the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in the 2016 Portuguese Science and Technology Week (in portuguese). See news release here.|
|2013-2015||Social Chair of GISA||Elected social chair of the Graduate Informatics Student Association (GISA) in the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University for two consecutive years.|
|2013-current||The Blackbox||A game/tool in teaching Informatics/Complexity Science for undergraduates. Adapted to the web from Luis Rocha's website.|