Carlos Arcila Calderón
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales / Faculty of Social Sciences
 

CV (English)

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Lecturer at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Editor of the Anuario electrónico de estudios en comunicación social “Disertaciones”. PhD in Communication by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Master in Data Science and Master in Journalism, both by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). I have taught at the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), Universidad del Norte (Colombia), Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) (Venezuela), and have been a researcher at URJC and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) (Venezuela). Additionally, I have been a visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) (Spain), Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil).  I have published more than 40 peer-review papers, 20 of them in Journals included in the Journal Citation Report (JCR) or Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR). I have also published 9 books (2 as main author and 7 as editor) y 15 book chapters. I have been principal investigator (PI) of 10 funded projects and collaborator of 6 more. I have recently published the paper “Big data techniques: Large-scale text analysis for scientific and journalistic research” (El Profesional de la Información, 25(4)).

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Communication. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. December 2010
  • Master in Data Science. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. July 2016
  • Master in Journalism. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. December 2006
  • B.A. (Honors), Journalism. Universidad de los Andes. April 2005

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • University of Salamanca, Spain. Department of Sociology and Communication. Lecturer (2016-current)
  • University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Department of Communication. Researcher (2015-2016)
  • Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Department of Journalism. Lecturer (2014-2015)
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia. Department of Communication. Lecturer (2011-2014)
  • Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela. Department of Communication. Lecturer (2007-2011)

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Papers in peer-review journals
(Journal Citation Report / Scimago Journal & Country Rank)

  • Arcila-Calderon, C., Barbosa-Caro, E., & Cabezuelo-Lorenzo, F. (2016). Big data techniques: Large-scale text analysis for scientific and journalistic research. El Profesional de la Información, 25(4), 623-631.
  • Berganza, M.R; Arcila, C.; & de Herrero, B. (2016). Digital vs. traditional media journalists: Sociodemographic characteristics and external and internal threats to their autonomy. El Profesional de la Información, 25 (2).
  • Berganza, M.R; Arcila, C.; & de Miguel, R. (2016). Negativity in Political News of Spanish News Media. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 71.
  • Berganza, M.R.; Herrero, B. & Arcila, C. (2016). Perceived influences and trust in political institutions of public vs private television journalists in Spain. Commununication & Society, 29(4), 185-201
  • Arcila, C.; Mercado, M.; Piñuel, J. & Suárez, E. (2015). Media Coverage of Climate Change in Spanish Speaking Online Media. Convergencia, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 68.
  • Arcila, C; Calderín, M. & Aguaded, I. (2015). Adoption of ICTs by Communication Researchers for Scientific Diffusion and Data Analysis. El Profesional de la Información, 24 (5).
  • Said, E., Fernández Fernández, J., Arcila, C., & Fernández del Moral, J. (2015). Noticias educativas y calidad informativa en Colombia. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 21(2).
  • Barredo, D., Arcila, C., Arroyave, J. & Silva, R. (2015). Influence of Social Networks in the decision to vote: An exploratory survey of the Ecuadorian electorate. International Journal of E-Politics, 64(4).
  • Arcila, C., Freyle, J. & Mercado, M. (2015). De la Cumbre de Nairobi (2006) a Copenhague (2009): Cobertura del cambio climático en medios digitales en español. Cuadernos.info, 37.
  • Alonso, L.M. y Arcila, C. (2014). La teoría de Difusión de Innovaciones y su relevancia en la promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad. Salud Uninorte, 30(3).
  • Said, E., Serrano, A., García, Calderín, M., Arcila, C., Rost, A., Yezerzs’ka, L., Edo, C., Rojano, M. y Jerónimo, P.  (2014). Ibero American Online News Managers’ Goals and Handicaps in Managing Social Media. Television and New Media, 15 (6), 577-589.
  • Arcila, C. Piñuel, J. y Calderín, M. (2013). The e-Research on Media & Communications: Attitudes, Tools and Practices in Latin America Researchers. Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 40.
  • Said, E. & Arcila, C. (2013). Online Opinion Leaders in Latin America and the Middle East: The Case of the Top20 Most Viewed Twitter Users.  Informacao e Sociedade: Estudos, 23(2).
  • Arcila, C. y Said, E. (2012). Factores que inciden en la variación de seguidores en los usuarios TOP20 más vistos en Twitter en América Latina y Medio Oriente. Interciencia, 37(12)
  • Said, E. y Arcila, C. (2011).  The Cyber Media in Latin America and Web 2.0. Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 37.
  • Said, E., Arcila, C. y Méndez-Barraza, J. (2011). El desarrollo de los cibermedios en Colombia. El Profesional de la Información, 20 (1).
  • Said, E., y Arcila, C. (2011). Líderes de opinión en Colombia, Venezuela e Irán. El caso de los 20 usuarios más vistos en Twitter. Communication & Society, 24 (1).
  • E. García, L. Yezers’ka, A. Rost, M. Calderín, C. Edo, M. Rojano, E. Sahid, P. Jerónimo, C. Arcila, A. Serrano, J. Sánchez y L. Corredoira. (2011). Uso de Twitter y Facebook por los medios Iberoamericanos. El Profesional de la Información, 20 (6).

 

Books

  • Arcila, C.; Calderín, M. & Castro, C. (eds.) (2014). An Overview to Digital Media in Latin America. London: University of West London.
  • Sosa, J. y Arcila, C. (2013). Manual de Teoría de la Comunicación. I. Primeras explicaciones. Bogotá: Fundación Universidad del Norte.
  • Arcila, C. (2011). La presentación del sí-mismo en los entornos virtuales. Comunicación, identidad y alteridad en chats, blogs y redes sociales. Saarbrücken, Germany. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Quantitative methods, communication theory, media psychology, visual communication, filmmaking, digital media, science communication and science policies.

VISITING SCHOLAR: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) (Venezuela); Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) (Spain), Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Universidad Mayor (Chile) y Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil).

GRANTS AInforming conflict prevention, response & resolution (Infocore), funded by the FP7 (European Commission); e-Social Science in Latin America, funded by CLACSO; ICTs for science communication, funded by UniNorte; Opinion leaders in Twitter, funded by UniNorte; Culture and communication in Venezuelan press, funded by ULA; Creation of the Venezuelan Observatory of Cultural Industries, funded by ULA; The presentation of the self in virtual environments, funded by ULA.

CURRENT PARTICIPATION IN FUNDED PROJECTS: Real time classifier for political opinions using machine learning techniques, funded by Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca; Mapping Communication Research in Spain (MapCom), funded by Mineco (Spanish Government).

Editorial Services: Disertaciones, Comunicar, Journal of Latin American Communication Research. Ad hoc reviewer: New Media & Society; Journal of Computer Mediated Communication; El Profesional de la Información; Temas de Comunicación.

STATISTICAL SOFTWARE SKILLS: SPSS, R (different statistical packages), Python (Pandas, Numpy), Spark (Spark Streaming, Spark R and Spark ML).

AFFILIATIONS: International Communication Association (ICA), Spanish Association of Communication Researchers (AE-IC) and Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC)

 

+Info

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=5IrxYaAAAAAJ&hl=es
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-3178-2012
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos_Arcila_Calderon
Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-2849

 

Contact

Address: Universidad de Salamanca. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Campus Unamuno (Edificio FES). 37007 Salamanca

Office: Edificio Departamental del FES, office 416
Phone: +34.923.29.44.00 (Ext. 6784)

E-mail: carcila AT usal.es