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Director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI)

Member of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS)

Professor at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE)

Indiana University, Bloomington, USA


  • I am co-I of the grant KBASE2: Korean Brain Aging Study, Longitudinal Endophenotypes and Systems Biology (August 2021-August 2026), a $11,200,000 project funded by the National Institutes of Health with the goal of identifying biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer disease. Here is a press release

  • I am PI of the grant Multilayer network embeddings and applications to real-world problems (May 2021-May 2024), a $450k project funded by the Army Research Office that aims at developing embeddings of multilayer networks. See our press release

  • Our book A first course in network science, coauthored with Filippo Menczer and Clayton Davis, is available via Amazon! Possibly the most accessible textbook on the topic, requiring only minimal background in math and programming, it includes almost 200 exercises and Python tutorials (one for each chapter), that will teach students how to play with networks from scratch. It has been ranked number 1 in the list of Amazon's hot new releases in physics!

  • Since January 2020 I am a member of the editorial board of Quantitative Science Studies, the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics

  • I am PI of AccelNet-MultiNet (October 2019-September 2024), a $1.9M NSF funded project that will establish the first international exchange program in network science. See our press release

  • I am Chair of Networks 2021, possibly the largest conference on networks in history, which will be held in Washington DC on July 6-11, 2021

  • I am a co-PI in a $5M grant from the Minerva Research Initiative (July 2019-August 2024), aiming at uncovering the basic laws ruling science dynamics. Here is a press release

  • Since April 2018, I am the director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI)

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Last modified on October the 8th, 2021