I am Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director of Informatics at the USC Department of Computer Science, Research Team Leader and Principal Investigator in the Machine Intelligence and Data Science (MINDS) group at the University of Southern California‘s Information Sciences Institute.

My research core is AI in Humans, Machines, Networks, and Society and this is our team:

Emilio Ferrara
Emilio Ferrara
Principal Investigator
Homa Hosseinmardi Goran Muric Anna Sapienza Zhenxiang Gao
Homa Hosseinmardi
Postdoc
Goran Muric
Postdoc
Anna Sapienza
Postdoc
Gao Zhenxiang
Postdoc
Adam Badawy Ashok Deb Palash Goyal Di Huang
Adam Badawy
PhD
Ashok Deb
PhD
Palash Goyal
PhD
Di (Diana) Huang
PhD
Hsien-Te Kao Akira Matsui Shen Yan Yilei Zeng
Hsien-Te Kao
PhD
Akira Matsui
PhD
Shen Yan
PhD
Yilei Zeng
PhD

Current Undergraduate & Master Students:

  • Zhixu Li
  • Dhruv K Mathew
  • Vikram Mudaliar
  • Xinyi Peng
  • Qufei (Lina) Wang
  • Yiyun (Yvonne) Zhu
  • Tong (Sally) Zuo

Fall & Spring Interns 2018-19:

  • Luca Luceri (PhD student from the University of Bern, Switzerland)

Summer Interns 2018:

  • Aseel Addawood (PhD student from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Ritam Dutt (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Mert Ozer (PhD student from Arizona State University)
  • Zhenyu Qin (Tsinghua University)
  • Raj Vaza (UCSD)
  • Zhao Wang (PhD student from Illinois Institute of Technology)

My research falls at the intersection of these fields (download one-page summary or my resume):

AI & ML Network Science Data Science HCI Computational Social Science


Current positions

Currently teaching (Fall 2018/19): CSCI 599 Special Topics: Data Science for Social Systems (at USC, Los Angeles)

Former collaborators (students and postdocs)

Research Resources