I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of CS of the University of Chile, head of the PRISMA research group (along with Prof. Benjamín Bustos), and Associate Researcher of the CIWS (Center for Semantic Web Research). Previously I was a Researcher at Yahoo! Labs Santiago.

I'm interested in Web Data Mining, Social Network Analysis and Information Retrieval.

Conference Program Committees & Editorship

  • TKDE (Associate Editor)
  • SIGIR, WWW (Senior PC Member)
  • WSDM
  • CIKM
  • ECIR

Media Mentions

Earthquake Detection using Twitter Research
Credibility Research
Other mentions:


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Conference & Workshop Papers

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  • PhD in Computer Science, U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (Oct. 2009)
  • MSc, CS Engineer and Bachelor in Computer Science, U. of Chile, Santiago, Chile (2005, 2004, 2001)

Ph.D. Thesis

Articles in Spanish and Catalan

Journal Papers 

Conference & Workshop Papers

  • D. Nettleton, B. Poblete. Técnicas Difusas y No-Difusas para el Clustering del Contenido de Páginas de un Sitio Web. XIII Congreso Español sobre Tecnologías y Lógica Fuzzy, Ciudad Real. 2006. (In Spanish).
  • R. Baeza-Yates, B. Poblete: Una herramienta de minería de consultas para el diseño del contenido y la estructura de un sitio Web. III Taller de Minería de Datos y Aprendizaje (TAMIDA), pp. 39-48. September 2005 (In Spanish).
  • G. Boleda, S. Bott, B. Poblete, C. Castillo, M.E. Fuenmayor, T. Badia, V. López. CuCWeb, un corpus del català construït a partir de la web. Congrés Societat del Coneixement. Barcelona, España, 2004. (In Catalan).
  • Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates, Barbara Poblete, Felipe Saint-Jean: Evolución de la Web Chilena 2002-2003. JCC2003, Chillan. Chile. (In Spanish).

MSc. Thesis

Technical Reports

Last update: Dec. 14, 2017.