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

Network Science Data Science Machine Learning Computational Social Science

I am an Assistant Research Professor at the USC Department of Computer Science, and Research 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 in Computational Social Network Sciences, and I work with these students:

Adam Badawy Palash Goyal Anna Sapienza
Adam Badawy
Palash Goyal
Anna Sapienza
Archit Srivastava Sree Priyanka Uppu
Archit Srivastava
Sree Priyanka Uppu
 Summer 2017: Amir Yazdavar
Sindhu Ernala
Sneha Kudugunta
Hao Peng
Iacopo Pozzana
Write State University
Georgia Tech University
IIT Hyderabad
Indiana University
Birbeck University of London

Current position:

Aug 2015 – present, Los Angeles, 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


Fall 2016/17: INF-599: Mining the Social Web (at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US)

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)

Previous students

Previous students (USC):
– Fall 2016/Spring 2017:  Adam Badawy  (PhD Student), Alessandro Bessi (Visiting PhD), Prathmesh Gat  (MSc), Palash Goyal (PhD), Margaret Martin  (MSc), Simrat Singh Chhabra (MSc), Archit Srivastava (MSc)
– Summer 2016: Laura Alessandretti  (Visiting PhD Student), Adam Badawy  (PhD Student), Prathmesh Gat  (MSc), Chiranth Gopal (Visiting Undegrad Student), Margaret Martin  (MSc)
– Fall 2015/Spring 2016Vijayan Balasubramanian  (MSc), Zeyu Dai  (MSc), Zekun Li  (MSc), Margaret Martin  (MSc), Mahesh Tandarpally  (MSc), Wenqiang Wang  (MSc)

Previous students (Indiana University)Onur Varol, Clayton A. DavisZeyao Yang, Lei Le, Jaehyuk ParkQing KeAzadeh NematzadehPrashant Shiralkar, Jasleen Kaur, Rachael Fulper, Pablo Moriano, Alex Barron, Mohsen Jafariasbagh, Michael D. Conover, Karissa McKelveyBryce Lewis, Kehontas Rowe

Research Resources

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. The Python Data Scientist toolbox is a list of useful resources, tutorials, and libraries to proficiently use Python for Data Science.