Photo on 11-13-15 at 5.22 PM #2I am an associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing  and a member of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. My background is in Statistical Mechanics, and my research interests are in the area of complex networks and computational social science. Before joining IU,  I held research positions in the Cavendish Lab. at the University of Cambridge, the Ralph Parson Lab. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Center for Ultra-structural Analysis at University of Lausanne. I often (used to) visit the Institute for Scientific Interchange (Turin, IT) and at the EPFL in Lausanne (CH). On the service side, I served for several years as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Informatics and I am currently a member of the Scientific Leadership team of the Indiana University Network Science Institute.


  • July 2016. The Rise of Social Bots is featured on the cover of Communications of the ACM. Joint work with C. Davis, E. Ferrara, F. Menczer, O. Varolrise_of_social_bots
  • May 2016. OSoMe has just been released. It is a platform to help studying online social media.OSoMe
    It is the result oof several years work by many. An account is in OSoMe: The IUNI observatory on social media. by Davis CA, Ciampaglia GL, Aiello LM, Chung K, Conover MD, Ferrara E, Flammini A, Fox GC, Gao X, Gonçalves B, Grabowicz PA, Hong K, Hui P, McCaulay S, McKelvey K, Meiss MR, Patil S, Peli Kankanamalage C, Pentchev V, Qiu J, Ratkiewicz J, Rudnick A, Serrette B, Shiralkar P, Varol O, Weng L, Wu T, Younge AJ, Menczer F. (2016), PeerJ Preprints 4:e2008v1.