Meet Fernando Luiz Cavalcante, 2020 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Fernando Luiz Cavalcante is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Linguistics of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Cavalcante works with visual data to get insights with Natural Language Processing (NLP). He is the creator of QualiChat, a computational methodology to be available in Python and R for analysis of interaction frames on WhatsApp groups. Cavalcante researches the mediatization of politics in Latin America focusing on the links of interaction in mediatized groups and is a media ethnographer specializing in human-computer interaction by framing linguistic corpora overhead in quantitative reports. He is also a senior qualitative researcher at Ernest Manheim Lab leading usability tests, focus group, in-depth interview, eye tracking by driving, and analyzing qualitative data. Since 2014, Cavalcante has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Communication at UNI7, Fortaleza, Brazil. He is also the ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellow 2020 at the University of Bremen (Germany).

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