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Hello [data-informed] world

I am Guillermo Villar and my goal is to use programming at the service of information sciences through data journalism and data science (focus on NLP). I am currently working as a researcher on these two fields to combat disinformation about COVID-19 through artificial intelligence (CIVIC project, supported by BBVA Foundation) in the Applied Intelligence and Data Analysis reseach group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

I hold a Master's degree in Data Science from The Netherlands to improve my skills as a data journalist through R and Python. Before this, I did a Master's degree (título propio) in data journalism and I also graduated in Journalism with Extraordinary Prize (best student award) and in Audiovisual Communication. Because of this background, I am also good at data visualization (ggplot2 and online tools).

I love telling stories. For this reason, together with my previous projects in data science, my portfolio contains a selection of my data-journalism features at two of the most important newsrooms in Spain (El País and RTVE -Lab RTVE-) and for branded content, among others.

Data science, data journalism and data-led stories

Master's thesis | Dwell times as actions between events to predict intent

Supervision: Dr. Giovanni Cassani | Tilburg University | 2020

#TidyTuesday publications

Personal contribution | 2020

Interactive | Mapping the changes in the business sector in Spain from 2008 to 2017

Visualization: Victor San Vicente | Vodafone Enterprise Observatory | 27/06/2018

The Vodafone Enterprise Observatory

Edition and supervision of visual data. Graphics: Victor San Vicente | Vodafone Enterprise Observatory

Students receive even twice the hours of English depending on where they live

With Javier Galán, David Alameda, José Manuel Abad Liñan and Pilar Álvarez | EL PAÍS | 09/07/2017

Vasque Country offers 910 hours of Language more than the total of Aragon

With Javier Galán, David Alameda, José Manuel Abad Liñan and Pilar Álvarez | EL PAÍS | 09/07/2017

Vasque Country has 420 hours of Maths less than the total of Madrid

With Javier Galán, David Alameda, José Manuel Abad Liñan and Pilar Álvarez | EL PAÍS | 09/07/2017

Where do jihadists come from? Which type of sentences are imposed?

With J.M. Abad Liñán, J. Galán and D. Alameda | EL PAÍS | 04/07/2017

Every Nintendo console year by year

With David Alameda | EL PAÍS | 03/02/2017

The choice of religion classes rises for the first time in 15 years

With José Manuel Abad Liñán and Cristina Vázquez | EL PAÍS | 02/21/2017

Inequality between men and women increases after Secondary Education

EL PAÍS | 02/10/2017

The way a Goya affects actors and directors

With Javier Galán and David Alameda | EL PAÍS | 02/03/2017

‘God’, ‘gay’ and the least and most mentioned words in the inaugural addresses in USA

With José Manuel Abad Liñán and David Alameda | EL PAÍS | 01/19/2017

Golden Globes and Oscar awards coincide in two out of three winner movies

With Javier Galán | EL PAÍS | 01/09/2017

Very low minimum temperatures, but far from the historical records

With José Manuel Abad Liñán | EL PAÍS | 01/17/2017

The only Christmas Eve when the Spanish King said "pride and satisfaction"

With J.M Abad Liñán and J. Galán | EL PAÍS | 12/23/2016

The most common names decade by decade in Spain

With Javier Galán | EL PAÍS | 12/07/2016

Everything about the Trump Tower, the new president of the United States' symbol

With José Manuel Abad Liñán, David Alameda y Javier Galán | EL PAÍS | 11/25/2016

The countries that get the highest and the lowest grades in Education in Ibero-America

EL PAÍS | Planeta Futuro | 11/18/2016

Interactive | Every minister at the beginning of each legislative session

With Javier Galán and David Alameda | EL PAÍS | 11/03/2016

Interactive | Spanish missionaries' place of origin

EL PAÍS | 10/21/2016

Which names are trendy in Spain?

With María Navarro | Lab RTVE | Las claves | 08/30/2016

Which designation of origin do Spanish medals have?

With María Navarro | Lab RTVE | Las claves | 08/23/2016

What do you know about Spanish olympic women through their data?

With María Navarro | Lab RTVE | Las claves | 08/05/2016

PAH Papers: placing a ceiling on the data about evictions

Master's Final Project | 07/23/2016

The political parties in Spain forget transparency

Master's degree in Data Journalism | QUÉ HACEN LOS DIPUTADOS | Transparency | 04/12/2016

The hashtag certifies the death of electoral slogans: asking for voting is not enough

Master's degree in Data Journalism | EL CONFIDENCIAL | General Elections | 12/20/2015

The political parties in Spain ignore the Spanish main worries in Twitter

Master's degree in Data Journalism | EL CONFIDENCIAL | General Elections | 12/15/2015

The generation gap moves to Twitter: Ciudadanos and Podemos reinvent the two-party system

Master's degree in Data Journalism | EL CONFIDENCIAL | General Elections | 12/06/2015

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