Andrea del Pilar Montaño Ramirez (Profile)
Professional in Statistics and active student of the Master's Degree in Statistics from the National University of Colombia with extensive knowledge in the creation of models, construction of indices, descriptive analysis and handling of large volumes of information. Great ability to learn quickly, excellent teamwork disposition and ability to multitask neatly and orderly. Entrepreneurial, innovative, efficient, dynamic, responsible, honest and organized attitude.
MSc in Statistics — Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá)
PhD student in the UCM Management of Complex Systems program.
Felber J. Arroyave Bermudez (Profile)
Colombian Biologist. Currently, PhD Student on environmental systems program at UC Merced. Interested in complex systems and environmental problems. Before coming UC Merced I got my Msc on Environment and Development in the “Universidad Nacional de Colombia”. Illegal trade of wildlife is the central topic of my dissertation which I have been addressed throughout a Socioecological perspective by using network analysis and other frames from complexity. I expect that my results will be useful to policy makers and practitioner for tackling illegal behaviors that threaten biodiversity and for promoting conservation and societal outcomes in those populations in which wildlife is part of the livelihoods. Parallel projects include analysis of green crimes, research in park systems, national systems of research & innovation, ecological networks, institutional cooperation and natural resources management.
PhD in Environmental Systems from UC Merced (2018-2023) — coadvised with Prof. Jeff Jenkins
MSc in Environment and Development — Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá)
Dr. Dong Yang (Profile)
My current research has been investigating Social Science from different perspectives, from the mechanisms of social networks to information spreading on social networks, to predicting the relationships between users, with graph-embedding methods. I’m developing new analytical techniques with complex networks and machine learning to explore some universal patterns and fundamental mechanisms in many real systems.
MCS Postdoctoral Scholar, 1/2020-6/2021. PhD (2019) — in Electronic Engineering from City University of Hong Kong.
Edwin M. Tocora Rubio
MSc in Statistics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá)
Austin Cooksey — Cognitive Science, UC Merced Class of 2019
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Summer/Fall 2018).
Performed data collection and annotation for a project analyzing climate change communication in the media.