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Connelly, Kay Computer Science and Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Dr. Kay Connelly is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. She is the director of the Proactive Health Informatics group. Dr. Connelly’s research focuses on user acceptance of ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies where there is a delicate balance between such factors as convenience, control and privacy. Dr. Connelly’s most recent work emphasizes health and wellness applications to empower both the ill and the healthy to manage and improve their own health and make healthy choices.
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Flammini, Alessandro School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Alessandro Flammini is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. He holds a Laurea in Physics from the University of Rome, and received a PhD in Statistical Physics from the International School for Advanced Studies, in Trieste, Italy. Before joining Indiana University he held research positions in several institutions, including the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, the Ralph Parson Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Center for Ultra-structural Analysis at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Flammini's research interests are mostly in the area of Computational Social Science. He has a long-standing passion for networks, both in theoretical aspects and applicative domains, including rivers, protein interactions, transportation, ecological, and socio-technological. His research is sponsored by ONR, DARPA, NSF and McDonnell Foundation. Dr. Flammini has formerly been the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Menczer, Filippo Informatics and Computer Science, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Filippo Menczer is a Professor of informatics and computer science, adjunct Professor of physics, and a member of the cognitive science program at Indiana University, Bloomington. He holds a Laurea in Physics from the University of Rome and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Menczer has been the recipient of Fulbright, Rotary Foundation, and NATO fellowships, and a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. He currently serves as director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and is a Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation in Torino, Italy, a Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He previously served as division chair in the IUB School of Informatics and Computing, and was Fellow-at-large of the Santa Fe Institute. His research is supported by the NSF, DARPA, and the McDonnell Foundation. It focuses on Web science, social networks, social media, social computation, Web mining, distributed and intelligent Web applications, and modeling of complex information networks.
Disciplines: Computer Science
Ning, Xia Department of Computer & Information Science, School of Science / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Ning is working on Data Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics and their applications in e-Commerce and Recommender Systems, where she develops personalized and scalable methods and software tools to discover knowledge regarding users' personal preferences, intentions and behavior patterns, etc, from their purchases activities, social networks, click traces, online reviews, etc, and correspondingly produce personalized recommendations. She is also involved in research on drug discovery and bioinformatics, where she develops effective data mining and machine learning methodologies to facilitate rapid and targeted exploration over chemical and biological spaces, and computational methods for various Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics problems. She is also active in complex systems research, where she develop Big Data Analytics methods to help understand system behaviors, detect anomalies from large and heterogeneous systems, and identify security related issues, etc.
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Shih, Patrick Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing / Bloomington
Bio: I'm an Assistant Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. I am a Fellow of the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC). I am also an affiliated faculty at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), and the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine. I am interested in utilizing mixed methods approaches to tackle research problems in online and geographic communities. Specifically, my current research focuses on leveraging awareness of individual and community activities embedded in sensor technologies, smart devices, social media, and online forums in the design and construction of novel persuasive interfaces and civic engagement platforms that facilitate sustainable motivational and behavioral changes.
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Yan, Xiaoran IU Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Xiaoran Yan is an Assistant Research Scientist at Indiana University Network Science Institute. His research concerns mathematical theories and models of networks, with a focus on community structures and dynamical processes on networks. Through cross-disciplinary collaborations, his work is being applied to diverse areas including social networks, neuroimaging and science of science studies. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California. Before that, he was a graduate fellow at Santa Fe Institute. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of New Mexico.
Disciplines: Computer science