The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) focuses on fostering interdisciplinary research in all areas related to complex networks and systems, computational social science, and data science. We mine, model, and analyze complex systems and networks, producing high-impact and high-visibility research that applies, and occasionally develops, AI approaches to a wide range of topics: from modeling online diffusion and influence to detecting social bots and online manipulation, and from science of science to climate studies and a range of health-related topics.
CNetS is part of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and a partner of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI). The center was established in 2009 to consolidate and enhance the research efforts of the complex systems group, which has been active within the School since 2004.
Our center has a very distinguished advisory board:
CNetS embodies mathematicians, physicists, biologists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, information scientists, linguists, and computer scientists, emphasizing lively and multidisciplinary teamwork with other research groups within the university, in the US and abroad. For example, within IU we presently have or have had in the past joint collaborations with the Cognitive Science Program, the Biocomplexity Institute, the Department of Information and Library Science, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Data to Insight Center, and other groups within Informatics. Outside IU, CNetS has active collaborations with the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Torino, Italy, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Turin, and the FLAD Computational Biology Collaboratorium at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Lisbon, Portugal. Finally, we have strong collaborative and support ties with Google Research and Yahoo! Research.
IUNI is a member of WSTNet, the Web Science Network of Laboratories established by the Web Science Trust, which combines some of the world’s leading academic researchers in Web Science. We are also academic partners of First Draft, a coalition dedicated to improving skills and standards in the reporting and sharing of information that emerges online. Finally, CNetS is a member of the Gephi Consortium, which supports the development of Gephi, an open source software for the visualization and analysis of large networks in real-time.
CNetS research is funded by a number of agencies, including Lilly Endowment Inc., National Science Foundation, James F. McDonnell Foundation, DARPA, NIH, IU Research, the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Enfineering, Yahoo, and Google.
CNetS labs and groups have their own lists.
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