Gregoire Burel

Research Associate

I am a research associate at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi). My work involves the development and application of machine learning techniques and social semantics for the investigation of user behaviour in different settings (e.g. answering behaviour, energy consumption habits, emerging behaviour in emergency crisis and misinformation tracking), the development of visualisation tools and platforms (e.g., and ontological models (e.g. DoRES, EUse,Veracity, Curio).

I am currently involved in the EU founded Co-Inform and HeROS projects where he is investigating if fact-checking has an impact on the spread of online misinformation.


Social Semantic Web, Machine Learning, Misinformation, User Value, Natural Language Processing, Online Communities


Burel, Grégoire and Alani, Harith(2023). The Fact-Checking Observatory: Reporting the Co-Spread of Misinformation and Fact-checks on Social Media. In: HT '23: Proceedings of the 34th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, ACM, article no. 4.

Mensio, Martino, Burel, Gregoire, Farrell, Tracie and Alani, Harith(2023). MisinfoMe: A Tool for Longitudinal Assessment of Twitter Accounts’ Sharing of Misinformation. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 31st ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, ACM pp. 72–75.

Pavón Pérez, Ángel , Fernandez, Miriam, Al-Madfai, Hasan,Burel, Grégoire and Alani, Harith(2023). Tracking Machine Learning Bias Creep in Traditional and Online Lending Systems with Covariance Analysis. In: Proceedings of the 15th ACM Web Science Conference 2023, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, United States pp. 184–195.

Tavakoli, Mohammadali , Alani, Harith and Burel, Gregoire(2023). On the Readability of Misinformation in Comparison to the Truth. In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 3370 pp. 63–72.

Kwarteng, Joseph, Farrell, Tracie, Third, Aisling, Burel, Gregoire and Fernandez, Miriam(2023). Understanding Misogynoir: A Study of Annotators’ Perspectives. In: 15th ACM Web Science Conference 2023 (WebSci ’23), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, United States pp. 271–282.

Pavon Perez, Angel , Fernandez, Miriam, Al-Madfai, Hasan,Burel, Gregoire and Alani, Harith (Early Access).

Alani, Harith, Burel, Gregoire and Farrell, Tracie(2022). Elon Musk could roll back social media moderation – just as we’re learning how it can stop misinformation. The Conversation.

Burel, Grégoire, Farrell, Tracie and Alani, Harith(2021). Demographics and topics impact on the co-spread of COVID-19 misinformation and fact-checks on Twitter. Information Processing & Management, 58(6), article no. 102732.

Burel, Gregoire, Farrell, Tracie, Mensio, Martino, Khare, Prashant and Alani, Harith(2020). Co-Spread of Misinformation and Fact-Checking Content during the Covid-19 Pandemic. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Social Informatics Conference (SocInfo), LNCS.

Khare, Prashant , Burel, Gregoire and Alani, Harith(2019). Relevancy Identification Across Languages and Crisis Types. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 34(3) pp. 19–28.