I 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. Varol
- May 2016. OSoMe has just been released. It is a platform to help studying online social media.
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.
- June 2016. The DARPA Twitter Bot Challenge is a cover feature on IEEE Computer, June issue. Joint work with many, including V. S. Subramhanian, and E. Ferrara, F. Menczer, O. Varol and P. Shiralkar at Indiana University.
- March 2016. To appear: C. Shao, G. L. Ciampaglia, A. Flammini, F. Menczer; Hoaxy: A Platform for Tracking Online Misinformation, Third Workshop on Social News On the Web (SNOW), to be held in conjunction with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016) in Montreal.
This blog entry summurizes it. Also commented here on the Stack.