My research falls at the boundary between these fields (download one-page summary):

Network Science Data Science Machine Learning Computational Social Science


I organize USC’s Information Sciences Institute AI Seminars! If you happen to be in Los Angeles and you want to give a talk about machine learning, social networks, etc., contact me :-)

I’m the Editor of the Special Issue “Computational Social Sciences” on Future Internet. Submit!

Current position:

Aug 2015 – present, Marina del Rey, CA, USA

Former positions:

Jan 2015 – Aug 2015, Bloomington – IN, US

April 2012 – Dec 2014, Bloomington – IN, US

January – March 2012, London, UK

December 2008 – March 2012, Messina, Italy

September – December 2011, London, UK

February – May 2010, Vienna, Austria


Spring 2014/15: INFO I400:590 Mining the Social Web (at Indiana University, Bloomington, US)

Fall 2013: INFO-I601 “Introduction to Complex Systems” (Guest Lecturer at Indiana University, Bloomington, US)

Spring 2013: INFO-I690 “Topics in Informatics: Mathematical Methods for Complex Systems” (Guest Lecturer at Indiana University, Bloomington, US)

Students I co-supervise(d) and collaborate with

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 (@USC)

Zeyu Dai
Zekun Li
Margaret Martin
Mahesh Tandarpally
Wenqiang Wang

Previous students at Indiana University

Onur Varol, Clayton A. Davis, Zeyao Yang, Lei Li, Jaehyuk Park, Qing Ke, Azadeh Nematzadeh, Prashant Shiralkar, Jasleen Kaur, Rachael Fulper, Pablo Moriano, Alex Barron, Mohsen Jafariasbagh, Michael D. Conover, Karissa McKelvey, Bryce K. Lewis, Kehontas Rowe

Research Activity

The datasets adopted in my research on Social Networks are available on request.

The WERW-Kpath algorithm to compute the Kpath Edge Centrality has been released.

The CONCLUDE community detection algorithm has been released.


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