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CNetS grad honored with 2018 University Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award

Onur VarolOnur Varol, a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern University who earned his Ph.D. in Informatics from CNetS, has been honored with the University Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award for 2018, which is the highest honor for research Indiana University bestows on its graduate students. “I am extremely happy to receive this award,” Varol said. “I would like to especially thank my advisor, Filippo Menczer, and the Informatics department for nominating me. I was lucky to be surrounded by the best advisors, collaborators, and research group I could imagine during my doctoral studies, and I am a proud IU alumni and a Hoosier.” Varol’s dissertation, “Analyzing Social Big Data to Study Online Discourse and Its Manipulation,” provided insights into analysis of online conversations and mechanisms used for their manipulation. Varol built machine learning frameworks like Botometer to detect social bots. More…

CNetS grad combats the spread of fake news with new mobile app

The spread of fake news is no game, but to recent CNetS graduate Mihai Avram, a game just might be the solution. As a graduate student in CNetS, Avram developed a mobile app called Fakey to help combat the spread of fake news on social media. It is available to download for both Android and iOS. The news literacy game places users in a simulated social media environment where they can share, “like” or fact-check articles. Users are given feedback for their actions and earn points if they share stories from legitimate news sources, or if they fact-check articles from low-credibility sources. More…

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Fil Menczer, PI
Fil Menczer

Postdoctoral associates & research scientists

Diogo Pacheco
Diogo Pacheco
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
Xiaoran Yan

Graduate students

Dimitar Nikolov
Dimitar Nikolov
Clayton A Davis
Clayton A Davis
Pik-Mai Hui
Pik-Mai Hui
John Bollenbacher
John Bollenbacher
Gregory Maus
Gregory Maus
Wen Chen
Wen Chen
Aditya Tandon
Aditya Tandon
Kevin Yang
Kaicheng Yang
Vincent Wong
Vincent Wong
Zoher Kachwala
Zoher Kachwala

Visitors and other collaborators

Diego R. Amancio
Diego R. Amancio
Xiaodan Lou
Xiaodan Lou

Past collaborators, postdocs and visitors

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
Filipi N. Silva
Filipi N. Silva
Chengcheng Shao
Chengcheng Shao
Kazutoshi Sasahara
Kazutoshi Sasahara
Emilio Ferrara
Emilio Ferrara
Diego Fregolente
Diego Fregolente
Rossano Schifanella
Rossano Schifanella
Giancarlo Ruffo
Giancarlo Ruffo
Xiaoyan Qiu
Xiaoyan Qiu
Przemyslaw Grabowicz
Przemyslaw Grabowicz
Luca Aiello
Luca Aiello
Ruby Wang
Ruby Wang
Lino Possamai
Lino Possamai
Xiaoling
Xiaoling Sun
Giorgio Elia
Giorgio Elia
ciro cattuto
Ciro Cattuto
Alex Vespignani
Alex Vespignani
Markus Jakobsson
Markus Jakobsson
Bruno Gonçalves
Bruno Gonçalves
Nicola Perra
Nicola Perra
Jose Ramasco
Jose Ramasco
Wouter Van den Broeck
Wouter Van den Broeck
Mariangeles Serrano
Mariangeles Serrano

Alumni

Mihai Avram
Mihai Avram
Onur Varol
Onur Varol
Prashant Shiralkar
Prashant Shiralkar
Azadeh Nematzadeh
Azadeh Nematzadeh
Hao Peng
Hao Peng
Rachael Fulper
Rachael Fulper
Pablo Moriano
Pablo Moriano
Karissa McKelvey
Karissa McKelvey
Jasleen Kaur
Jasleen Kaur
Mohsen JafariAsbagh
Mohsen JafariAsbagh
Lilian Weng
Lilian Weng
Michael Conover
Michael Conover
Magesh Vadivelu
Magesh Vadivelu
Alex Rudnick
Alex Rudnick
jiayi
Jiayi Zhu
Jacob Ratkiewicz
Jacob Ratkiewicz
Dae Kim
Dae Wook Kim
Heather Roinestad
Heather Roinestad
Mark Meiss
Mark Meiss
Snehal Patil
Snehal Patil
Ruj Akavipat
Ruj Akavipat
Le-Shin Wu
Le-Shin Wu
Diep Hoang
Diep Hoang
Alejandro Valerio
Alejandro Valerio
Ben Markines
Ben Markines
Katrina Panovich
Katrina Panovich
Thomas Reichherzer
Thomas Reichherzer
Vivek Krishna
Vivek Krishna
Namrata Lele
Namrata Lele
Dyvia Rao
Dyvia Rao
Tei Laine
Tei Laine
Mira Stoilova
Mira Stoilova
Ana Maguitman
Ana Maguitman
Alia Al-Kasimi
Alia Al-Kasimi
Gayathri Athreya
Gayathri Athreya
Troy Tassier
Troy Tassier
Yong Seog Kim
Yong Seog Kim
Gautam Pant
Gautam Pant
Melania Degeratu
Melania Degeratu