Rion Brattig Correia     Dr.

Ph.D. in the Complex Networks & Systems track of Informatics.


Currently on the job market for a post-doctoral or faculty position; graduating May 2019.

Rion Brattig Correia

I have a Ph.D. in the Complex Networks & Systems track of Informatics from the School of Informatics, Computing & Engineering at Indiana University (IN, USA). My PhD advisor was Prof. Luis M. Rocha. I am currently a Research Associate at IU, working as a liaison among three labs, assisting PIs in all phrases of an R01 NIH grant. In 2017, I spent a sabbatical year at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, a life sciences institute in Oeiras, Portugal. I also have a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor in Management Information Systems from the Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Brazil. I 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 I also managed the Technology Development & Transfer Laboratory (LDTT) from the School of Systems and Computing at FURB where I managed the development of a city-wide solution of electronic health records. I have authored papers in Complex Networks and Systems, Computational Intelligence & Computational Social Science; and papers and book chapters in Business Intelligence.

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I am interested in improving human health, a multi-leveled complex adaptive system of interacting chemical components at the micro, and whole individuals at the macro level. My research is focused towards understanding this system, all the way from biochemical regulation and systems biology, to individual, social, and population level behaviors. I primarily use methods from complexity science and its sub-fields of data and network science; supported by inherently heterogeneous data, including Boolean networks, electronic health records, and social media.

keywords: #HumanHealth, #ComplexSystems, #ComplexNetworks, #ComputationSocialScience, #ComputationalIntelligence, #MachineLearning.

Year Reference
2019

R.B. Correia [2019]. "Prediction of Drug Interaction and Adverse Reactions, with data from Electronic Health Records, Clinical Reporting, Scientific Literature, and Social Media, using Complexity Science Methods". PhD Thesis. Indiana University. School of Informatics, Computing & Engineering. DOI: 10.5967/wbf0-fe75

2019

R.B. Correia, L.P. de Araújo, M.M. Mattos, D. Wild, L. Li, L.M. Rocha [2019]. "City-wide Analysis of Electronic Health Records Reveals Gender and Age Biases in the Administration of Known Drug-Drug Interactions". In Press. arXiv: 1803.03571

2018

R.B. Correia, A.J. Gates, X. Wang, L.M. Rocha [2018]. CANA: A python package for quantifying control and canalization in Boolean Networks. Frontiers in Physiology. 9: 1046. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01046

R.B. Correia, A.J. Gates, L.M. Rocha [2018] CANA: A python package for quantifying control and canalization in Boolean Networks. In press. arXiv: 1803.04774

2016

R.B. Correia, L. Li, L.M. Rocha [2016]. "Monitoring potential drug interactions and reactions via network analysis of Instagram user timeliness". Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 21:492-503.

This work was selected by Russ Altman in his AMIA Translational BioInformatics Year in Review 2016.

2015

Correia, Rion B., K. N. Chan, & L.M. Rocha [2015]. "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.

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Year Conference Location Reference
2019 NetSci 2019 Burlington, VT, USA

Presentation: A. Gates, X. Wang, R.B. Correia, L.M. Rocha [2019]. "The effective graph captures canalizing dynamics and control in Boolean network models of biochemical regulation". NetSci 2019: International School and Conference on Network Science. May 27-31, 2019, Burlington, VT, USA.

2019 WISH CHI 2019 Glasgow, U.K.

Poster (Aehong Min): A. Min, W.R. Miller, L.M. Rocha, K. Borner, R.B. Correia, P.C. Shih [2019]. "Understanding Health Information Management of People with Epilepsy and Their Caregivers". Workshop on Interactive Systems in Health Care, The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. May 4-9, 2019, Glasgow, U.K.

2018 Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) Thessaloniki, Greece

Presentation: Towards understanding the multi-level complexity of human health: from drug interactions to human sexual behavior.

Presentation: Redundancy in the Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks.

2018 NetSci 2018 Paris, France

Lightning Talk (by Luis Rocha): Correia, R.B., Ratkiewicz, N., Barrat, A. and Rocha, L.M. [2018]. "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 [2017]. "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 [2016]. "Monitoring potential drug interactions and reactions via network analysis of Instagram user timeliness". Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 21:492-503.

This work was selected by Russ Altman in his AMIA Translational BioInformatics Year in Review 2016.

2015 The 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) Lisbon, Portugal

Proceedings: Correia, Rion B., K. N. Chan, & L.M. Rocha [2015]. "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.

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Project Description github
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

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Year Journal Role More information
2015-Current PLOS ONE Reviewer Thank you citation for 2015 and 2016.

2018-Current NetSci Reviewer
2012-2013 Dynamis Editor More information here.

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Year Award Amount
2018

CNetS PhD Award. School of Informatics, Computing & Engineering. Indiana University, Indiana, USA.

"In recognition of leadership and service to the welfare of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and the School at large and of excellence in academic achievement"

$ 500,00
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.

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Year Title Description
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.

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