Maurício Gruppi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Computing Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Villanova University

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Network Science
  • Misinformation
  • Computational Social Sciences

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova University. My research insterests are in computational linguistics, machine learning, natural language processing and computational social science. Before joining Villanova, I was a post-doc research associate at the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) hosted by professor Tomek Strzalkowski. I received my PhD degree from RPI, advised by professor Sibel Adalı.

My last name is Gouvêa Gruppi, so my full name is Maurício Gouvêa Gruppi, but I go by the name Maurício Gruppi.


Attended ICWSM 2024 and presented our work "NELA-PS: A Dataset of Pink Slime News Articles for the Study of Local News Ecosystems", collaboration with Ben Horne.
I am joined by students Jessica Esch, Joaquin Justiniano and Tom Wang who were selected by the Match program to work on the project Analyzing Language Evoltuion in Fiction and Society.
I have joined the Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova University as an Assistant Professor!
Our paper 'SciLander: Mapping the Scientific News Landscape' was accepted at ICWSM 2023!
I joined the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as a research intern for the summer.


Tom Wang, Undergraduate Research, Spring/Summer 2024
Zaynah Khan, Undergraduate Research, Summer 2024
Jessica Esch, Undergraduate Research, Spring 2024
Joaquin Justiniano, Undergraduate Research, Spring 2024