Tiago Oliveira Cunha


Departamento de Ciência da Computação

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG

Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627

Pampulha, Belo Horizonte - MG, Brazil

CEP 31270-010

Office: Building ICEX


tiolivei [AT] umich [DOT] edu



I am 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 at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, 2011 and 2016), before the MSc, I worked in software development companies, 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.



  • 2018 - Current Postdoc Research Fellow University of Michigan.
  • 2015 - 2016 Qatar Computing Research Institute, Social Computing Goup (http://qcri.org.qa/)
  • 2011 - 2012  INMETRO, (www.inmetro.gov.br), genome rearrangement techniques.
  • 2008 - 2008  ASSA ABLOY, (www.assaabloy.com), software development on .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 (Substitute professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais).
  • 2017/2 Algorithms (Substitute professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais).
  • 2013/2 Numerical analysis (Substitute professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais).
  • 2011/2-2012/1 Algorithms (Teaching assistant at 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. To appear at WWW 2019. (PDF soon.)
  • 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. ; Haddadi, H. ; 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 Federal University of Minas Gerais. (PDF)


01/2008-12/2008. Member of Computer Science Academic Center as financial officer, UESC.

  • Portuguese (native)
  • English (fluent)

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