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.