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Diego Gómez-Zará

 Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame.


Diego Gómez-Zará is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on how social computational systems help people organize and collaborate. His work has been at the forefront of computational social science, human-computer interaction, and network science.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Gómez-Zará’s journey

Selected readings

Gómez-Zará, D., Schiffer, P. & Wang, D. The promise and pitfalls of the metaverse for science. Nat Hum Behav (2023).

Gómez-Zará, D., Das, A., Pawlow, B., & Contractor, N. (2022). In search of diverse and connected teams: A computational approach to assemble diverse teams based on members’ social networks. PloS one17(11), e0276061.

Gómez-Zará, D., & Diakopoulos, N. (2020). Characterizing communication patterns between audiences and newsbots. Digital Journalism8(9), 1093-1113.

Gómez-Zará, D., Guo, M., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. (2020, April). The impact of displaying diversity information on the formation of self-assembling teams. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-15).

Gómez-Zará, D., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2020). A taxonomy of team-assembly systems: Understanding how people use technologies to form teams. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction4(CSCW2), 1-36.

Alvarado Garcia, A., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Barrera Machuca, M. D., Cibrian, F. L., Ciolfi Felice, M., Gaytán-Lugo, L. S., … & Wong-Villacres, M. (2020, April). Fostering HCI Research in, by, and for Latin America. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-4).


Watch Prof. Gómez-Zará present “Examining the Effects of Virtual Reality on Team Creativity” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Gómez-Zará’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast