Cristiano is the Founder and the Head of the Hacker Laboratory in the Brazilian House of Representatives. He has developed and managed the legislative e-Democracy Program at the House. In April and May 2019 he was a guest researcher at the Poctdoc-Kolleg “Algorithmed Public Spheres”
at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut.
His main fields of interest and expertise are lawmaking, public labs, open parliament, participation, parliamentary informatics, transparency, open innovation in public sector and quality of law. Christiano was also a research associate from Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School (2009/10). He holds a PhD in sociology and political science at the Institute for Social and Political Studies, State University from Rio de Janeiro and a Master of Science in public policy from Queen Mary's College, University of London.