Julio Amador Diaz Lopez is a senior advisor for the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Essex, and his area of expertise is applied machine learning. He has held different positions, both in the United Kingdom and abroad, most recently at Imperial College London and the London School of Economics where he was an assistant professor. His research includes big data studies of online political participation, political leadership online, and misinformation. Diaz Lopez is also chief technology officer of SiftyML, where he designs machine learning algorithms to ease international trade.