Tiago Oliveira Cunha


Computer Science Department

IT University of Copenhagen

Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København

Copenhagen, Denmark


ticu [AT] itu [DOT] dk



I am a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I received my BSc degree in Computer Science from State University of Santa Cruz (UESC, 2008) and MSc and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, 2011 and 2016), before the MSc, I worked in software development companies, and as computer science teacher/researcher in universities and research institutes. My research interests include data mining, machine learning, social network analysis, image processing, health informatics, and computational social science. You can find my CV here.



  • 2020 - Current Postdoc Research Fellow IT University of Copenhagen.
  • 2018 - 2020  Postdoc Research Fellow University of Michigan.
  • 2015 - 2016 Qatar Computing Research Institute, Social Computing Group (http://qcri.org.qa/)
  • 2011 - 2012 INMETRO, (www.inmetro.gov.br), genome rearrangement techniques.
  • 2009 - 2011 Software engineer at Sumsys Ltda.
  • 2008 - 2008 ASSA ABLOY, (www.assaabloy.com), software development on the .NET platform, Mifare Cards, Smart Cards.
  • 2007 - 2008 CEPEDI,(http://www.cepedi.com.br/), software development on .NET platform.
  • 2006 - 2008 Undergraduate Research at UESC, (www.uesc.br), image compression. 
  • 2017/2 Numerical analysis (Lecturer at Federal University of Minas Gerais).
  • 2017/2 Algorithms (Lecturer at Federal University of Minas Gerais).
  • 2013/2 Numerical analysis (Lecturer at Federal University of Minas Gerais).
  • 2011/2-2012/1 Algorithms (Teaching assistant at the Federal University of Minas Gerais).
Complete list of publications: here
  • CUNHA, T, JURGENS, D., Tan, C. Romero, D. Are All Successful Communities Alike? Characterizing and Predicting the Success of Online Communities. WWW 2019. (PDF)
  • KB Enes, PPV Brum, CUNHA, T., F Murai, APC da Silva, GL Pappa. Reddit weight loss communities: do they have what it takes for effective health interventions? 2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), 508-513. (PDF)
  • CUNHA, T. ; Weber, I. ; Pappa, G.L.. A Warm Welcome Matters! The Link Between Social Feedback and Weight Loss in/r/loseit. WWW 2017. (PDF)
  • PAPPA, G. L.CUNHA, T. ; BICALHO, P. V.  and et al. ;  Factors Associated With Weight Change in Online Weight Management Communities: A Case Study in the LoseIt Reddit Community. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017. (PDF)
  • CUNHA, T.; Weber, I. ; Haddadi, H. ; Pappa, G.L.. The Effect of Social Feedback in a Reddit Weight Loss Community. ACM Digital Health 2016. (PDF) (Code)
  • BICALHO, P. V. ; CUNHA, T. ; MOURAO, F. ; PAPPA, G. L. ; MEIRA JR, W. . Generating Cohesive Semantic Topics from Latent Factors. In: Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems, 2014, São Carlos. Proc of the Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems, 2014. (PDF)
  • CUNHA, T.; SOUZA, F. G. H. ; Arnaldo de A. Araujo ; PAPPA, G. L. . Rushes Video Summarization Based on Spatio-temporal Features. In: 27th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing, 2012, Riva Del Garda. Proceedings of the 27th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing - ACM, 2012. v. 1. p. 45-50. (PDF)
  • Bruno do Nascimento Teixeira ; Julia E. E. Oliveira ; Fillipe D. M de Souza ; CUNHA, T.; Christiane Okamoto ; Lucas Figueiredo ; Vinícius de Oliveira Silva ; Igor Calil Loures de Oliveira ; Arnaldo de A. Araujo . News browsing system: multimodal analysis. In: ACM Multimedia, 2011, Scottsdale. ACM Multimedia MM'11, 2011. p. 671-674. (PDF)
  • Best Computer Science Thesis 2016 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. (PDF) (In Portuguese)
01/2008-12/2008. Member of Computer Science Academic Center as a financial officer, UESC.

  • Portuguese (native)
  • English (fluent)

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