Lisette Espín-Noboa

Since January 2022, I'm a postdoc at the Network Inequality group at the Complexity Science Hub (CSH) in Vienna. My research at the CSH is part of the Humanized Algorithms project where we want to understand the extent to which the structure of networks biases the outcomes of network-based algorithms. The goal is to propose fairer outcomes---for both minorities and majorities---with or without algorithm interventions. I'm working with Fariba Karimi.

Since January 2021, I'm a postdoc at the Department of Network and Data Science at Central European University (CEU). My research at CEU is part of the SoBigData++ project. In particular, we are interested in producing high-resolution poverty maps using deep learning and multimodal data (e.g., satellite images and mobility networks). The goal is to understand the strengths and limitations of multimodal data and propose interventions (e.g., when data is missing) to accurately predict wealth within and across countries. I'm working with Márton Karsai and János Kertész.

Previously, I was a research assistant at the Computational Social Science department at GESIS. During this time, I worked on my Ph.D. where I investigated the effects of network structure on ranking, network inference, and human navigation. I worked with my supervisors Claudia Wagner and Markus Strohmaier, and colleagues Fariba Karimi, Florian Lemmerich and Philipp Singer.

My research interests lie at the intersection between Computational Social Science, Network Science and Applied Machine Learning.

EspinL [at] ceu [dot] edu
Central European University. Quellenstraße 51, 1100 Wien, Austria

Espin [at] csh [dot] ac [dot] at
Complexity Science Hub Vienna. Josefstädter Strasse 39, 1080 Vienna, Austria

New name

I changed my name to Lisette Munz as of date September 2019. However, I will keep my maiden name for academic/publication purposes, and use my new name for legal purposes mainly in Europe.

Maiden name

My maiden name consists of 4 names: 2 first names and 2 last names. This is common in the LatinX community. In my publications you will see a hyphen in between my two last names. Though, it is not official, I do it because otherwise my name gets messed up by certain algorithms.


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