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. His work has been covered in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, USA Today, The Economist, Nature, Science, The Washington Post, Wired, The Atlantic, BBC, La Repubblica, The Guardian, El Pais, Sueddeutsche Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitand, and many other US and international news sources.
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Social networks and social media, Web search and data mining, complex networks and systems, Internet applications, distributed information retrieval, Web intelligence, adaptive agents, machine learning, evolutionary computation, artificial life, computational economics, neural networks, cognitive science.