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Data scientist studying open online commmunities & open collaboration.


OpenSym 2014: The conference and community for open collaboration.CSCW 2015: The 18th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.

Felipe Ortega is researcher in the Dept. of Informatics and Statistics at University Rey Juan Carlos, (Madrid, Spain), since October 2012. His role as data scientist involves the design, implementation and maintenance of high-performance information systems and software for big data analysis.

Between Nov. 2007 - Sept.2012 he worked as researcher and project manager in GSyC/Libresoft, another research group at URJC, focusing on the analysis of open source software and other open online communities like Wikipedia. He is also part-time Associate Professor at University Alfonso X El Sabio, teaching courses in the Information and Communication Technologies Department.

His interests currently span three main areas:

  • Open online communities and open collaboration, specially those involving millions of users connected by Internet. In particular, he is specialized in the analysis of Wikipedia and FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) from a quantitative perspective.
  • Big data analysis and engineering, using R, GNU/Linux, Python, relational and non-relational databases, multi-core and distributed computing and other tools to deal with complex data sets.
  • Delivering courses, workshops and keynotes on different methods and technologies for big data analytics, with a special emphasis on practical applications in many different domains.

The aim of this website is to collect information related to my work and technical interests that may be useful for other people.