Vitae: Carlos Castillo, updated March 2013.
Please note that I update the list of publications more often than this résumé.
Short bio (in 3rd person to copy-paste)
Carlos Castillo is a Senior Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Doha. He received his Ph.D from the University of Chile (2004), and was a visiting scientist at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2005) and Sapienza Universitá di Roma (2006) before working as a research scientist at Yahoo! Research (2006-2012).
He has been influential in the areas of adversarial web search and web content quality and credibility. He is an active researcher with more than 40 publications in top-tier international conferences and journals and 3500+ citations. He has served in the PC or SPC of all major conferences in his area (WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, KDD, CIKM, etc.), and co-organized the Adversarial Information Retrieval Workshop and Web Spam Challenge in 2007 and 2008, the ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge in 2010 and the Web Quality Workshop from 2011 to 2013.
His current research interest is the extraction of timely and credible information from social media during news events and crises.