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Research Editor and Latin American Coordinator, ICIJ
Emilia Díaz-Struck is ICIJ’s research editor and Latin American coordinator. She oversees the data accuracy and integrity of all ICIJ projects. She has taken part in cross-border projects such as ICIJ’s Implant Files, Paradise Papers and the Pulitzer winner investigation Panama Papers. ICIJ’s data and research team is at the heart of finding the best approaches to understand and mine large numbers of records that are part of each project. ICIJ has incorporated the use of machine learning as one of the data analysis methods used during its investigations. Emilia was previously the investigative reporting coordinator at the Press and Society Institute of Venezuela, and in 2012 was Reporter in Residence at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University and Connectas. She pioneered in data journalism and investigative collaborations in her native Venezuela and has been a mentor to hundreds of Latin American reporters. Emilia has taught summer seminars on data journalism at Columbia University in New York. She has been a professor at the Central University of Venezuela and a contributor for the Washington Post, the magazine Poder y Negocios, Venezuelan media El Universal, El Mundo and Armando.info, which she co-founded.