Department: Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial

Faculty: Informática

Centre/Institute: Instituto de Tecnología del Conocimiento (ITC)

Area: Computer Languages and Systems

Research group: Grupo de investigación en aplicaciones sociales e interdisciplinares basadas en agentes


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Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis Modelado basado en agentes dirigido por datos simulando la España postmoderna 2010. Supervised by Dr. Juan Luis Pavón Mestras, Dr. Millán Arroyo Menéndez.

Samer Hassan (he/they) is an activist and researcher, Faculty Associate at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Focused on decentralized collaboration, he was awarded a 1.5M€ EU ERC grant for the P2P Models project, to research blockchain-based Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and how they can help the Collaborative Economy. Coming from a multidisciplinary background in Computer Science and Social Sciences, he has 60+ publications in those fields (H-index=24). His interdisciplinary work explores decentralized web-tools to support commons-oriented communities, through social research, codesign, and building novel software tools. He supervised the efforts that led to the decentralized collaboration software SwellRT, adopted by the Apache Foundation, and the Decentralized Science spin-off. He's an accredited grassroots facilitator and has experience in multiple communities and grassroots initiatives. His research interests include the Collaborative Economy, blockchain-based Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, decentralized architectures, online communities, grassroots social movements & cyberethics.