Team

Janna Joceli Omena is a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), Bochum, Germany, where she is working on a project about computer vision networks – developing digital visual methods for social and medium research. She is a researcher associated with iNOVA Media Lab where she founded and coordinates the SMART Data Sprint // Digital Media Winter Institute and the group Social Media Research Techniques (SMART). Besides theorising and practising digital methods, she investigates the role of the technicity-of-the-mediums in digital research and the affordances of using digital networks for research purposes. 
Research blog // researchgate.net //  twitter.com/@JannaJoceli 

Ana Marta M. Flores holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in journalism from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) with a ​partial completion at ​the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and is graduated in Social Communication & Journalism. Currently, investigates how trends studies and digital methods can contribute to a better understanding of innovation in Journalism. Flores is also a member of the Center for Studies and Production in Hypermedia Applied to Journalism (Nephi-Jor), and a researcher at Social Media Research Techniques at iNOVA Media Lab. Since 2014 she has been teaching in postgraduate courses in Brazil and Portugal with a focus on digital media.
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Elena Pilipets is a postdoc researcher at the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria and SMART (Social Media Research Techniques) collaborator with iNOVA Media Lab, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal.  She earned her PhD degree in Media Theory and Cultural Studies (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt) and now works on the issues of social media circulation, algorithmic control, and affective engagement. Her teaching and research interests are media cultural studies, internet research, digital methods, affect, and actor-network theory. 


Jason Chao is a technologist and human rights activist. Chao is currently a PhD student and researcher at the University of Siegen. His research interests include digital methods and app studies. He received an MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures from the University of Warwick and an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London.

Rita Sepúlveda is a doctoral researcher in Communication Science (ISCTE-IUL) whose work focuses on the transformation of intimacy in the context of online dating platforms appropriation. She is a researcher at CIES-IUL collaborating with MediaLab_ISCTE on projects in the scope of misinformation and part of SMART (Social Media Research Techniques) team. She developed a particular interest in methodologies, namely digital methods, to study collective and dynamic expressions in digital space.