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Matteo Manca is a Data Scientist at Zurich Spain.
His main activities are:
  • To implement and validate predictive models and create and maintain statistical models.
  • To communicate with internal and external clients to understand business needs and provide analytical solutions.
  • To use statistical concepts such as regression, clustering, etc., to analyze data and provide insights.
  • To analyze data and undertake complex modeling to quantify risk and support business decision making.
  • To review/analyze current practice area to support senior management in developing and improving processes and systems

Before to join Zurich, Matteo spent more then two years working as Data Scientist in the Social Media research group at Eurecat, which he joined in September 2015. At Eurecat his main research activities were related to data science and computational social science.

Especially he focused on exploiting advanced computational methods to infer relevant information from social media streaming data in different domains and on the visualisation of spatio-temporal social media data. In 2014 he earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Cagliari with a thesis focused on the study and implementation of social recommendation approaches for the social media domain. In 2009, Matteo got his master degree in computer science from the same university.
Before joining Eurecat, he had worked in a rare diseases centre as computer scientist and he gained experiences in dierent software companies. Moreover, he has worked as intern in CureMetrix (working remotely) , San Diego (CA) – USA and in the Web mining group at Yahoo! Researcher Barcelona.

 Current Position:

  • Data Scientist at Zurich Spain (From February 2018)

Past positions:

  • Researcher at Eurecat, Centre Tecnol de Catalunya – Barcelona ,Spain (from September 2015 to February 2018)
  • Computer Science consultant and software engineer at Rare Diseases Center of Sardinia (from November 2010 to September 2015)
  • Intern Data Scieintist (working remotely) at CureMetrix, San Diego (CA) – USA (from June 2014 to October 2014)
  • Software developer at 3C Lab Sardegna Ricerche, Edificio 2 – Pula, Italy (from August 2010 to November 2010)

  •  Intern at IBM Italy S.p.A (from April 2010 to July 2010)
  • Intern at Yahoo! Research Barcelona (from January 2009 to June 2009)


Research Interests

  • Social Media Mining
  • Computational Social Science
  • Social Recommender Systems