Pedro Rio

Senior software engineer, data scientist and researcher focused on high impact initiatives at the intersection of knowledge, engineering and society.

Pedro worked as a senior software engineer, data scientist and researcher at Social Physics and Complexity, wearebo and Wordans. He is reading for a M.S. in Data Science and Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico and holds a M.S. in Finance, and a B.S. in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics.

His research interests include multimodal deep learning, complex networks and social science. Contact him via twitter or email.



  • Social Physics and Complexity, model opinion dynamics as a social epidemiological process composed by message passing of multimodal content
  • Augmentation of several image caption datasets, using a heuristic of back translations, and a fine-tuned T5 model

Software Engineering

  • Co-founded wearebo and provided consulting services in strategy, information and engineering, in projects that included a venture capital funded marketplace and video infrastructure for remote fitness classes for Strydal, fund management and accounting software to BNP Paribas and MUFG, and several multi-tenant business integrations

Data Science

  • Wordans, implemented bayesian split tests of key initiatives, a collaborative filtering recommendation system, a management accounting system and pricing optimisation, improved the marketing funnel and the internal search algorithm