Lucas da Silva Almeida is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Network Science Program, working under Professor David Lazer. He has an M.S. in Complex Systems Modelling from the University of São Paulo, and he has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Brasilia. He has experience as a policy advisor in the Brazilian Federal Chamber of Deputies. His research interests lie in the overlap of Complexity and Public Policy, especially on developing models that help understand resilience and structure of Dark Networks, such as terrorist groups and criminal enterprises. He is currently working on the contagion patterns of both hate speech and mass shooting behavior.