Indiana University researchers will lead a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's BRAIN Initiative to advance the frontiers of neuroscience and cognitive science by creating the blueprint for digital platforms that compile information on the brain and conduct reproducible "big data" research in neuroscience.
Scientific American interviewed IUNI's Fil Menczer about the spread of misinformation.
IUNI hosted NetSci 2017 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis in June, breaking attendance and participation records. NetSci began in 2006 in Bloomington and has since grown into a 680-person five day annual interdisciplinary conference.
A study led by Johan Bollen (Computer Science, SOIC, IUB) has found that people with the most connections on social media are also happier. This may cause most social media users to not only regard themselves as less popular than their friends but also less happy.
The Observatory on Social Media
OSoMe (awe•some) highlights the results of a broad research project aimed to study information diffusion in social media. Use our tools to explore how people spread ideas through online social networks.
IUNI's new web-based free tool advances effort to reduce harmful impact of news hoaxes in society
Professor Santo Fortunato (IUB, SOIC, Informatics) has been named a scientific director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Fortunato joins Bernice Pescosolido (IUB, Sociology), Olaf Sporns (IUB, Psychology and Brain Sciences), and Andy Saykin (IUSOM, Radiology and Imaging Sciences) in shaping the activities of the institute led by Executive Director Patty Mabry.
In the IU podcast series Through the Gates at IU, IUB Professor Filippo Menczer (SOIC, Computer Science and Informatics) joins hosts Jim and Janae in the studio to discuss one of the election season's hottest topics—the rise of Twitter bots.
IUNI Affiliate Fil Menczer (SOIC, Computer Science and Informatics) discusses the tools available to address misinformation in social media and the need for more research to understand how it spreads.