Bernardo Buarque holds a PhD from the University College Dublin. During his time in Ireland, he worked at the Spatial Dynamics Lab, where he collaborated on many projects covering various subjects. Still, the core of his research concerns knowledge networks - e.g., co-authorship or the co-occurrence of topics - as well as dynamic stochastic modeling.

As part of the ERC project “TechEvo - Technology Evolution in Regional Economies,” Bernardo developed new tools to measure the competence of regions to produce certain technologies. For example, he used patent and scientific publication data to examine the creation and diffusion of Artificial Intelligence in Europe.

Based on citation networks across knowledge dimensions, he also designed a selection dynamics model to explain the incidence of technologies across time and regions. Bernardo started this project as part of the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. And he obtained the Mikhalevich Award for his efforts - including funds for an extended visit to the institute in Austria.

Bernardo is now a postdoctoral research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He works on a new project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, looking at the dynamics of socio-epistemic knowledge networks words. Among other things, he is developing a stochastic model to analyze structural changes in the collaborative, citation, and epistemic networks during the emergence of new scientific theories and fields.

Selected Publications

Regional knowledge spaces: the interplay of entry‑relatedness and entry‑potential for technological change and growth

Investigating changes in noise pollution due to the COVID-19 lockdown: The case of Dublin, Ireland

OK Computer: the creation and integration of AI in Europe

Scientific Collaboration, Research Funding, and Novelty in Scientific Knowledge



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