Filippo Menczer is a Luddy Distinguished Professor of Informatics and Computer Science in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. He directs the Observatory on Social Media and serves on the senior leadership team of the IU Network Science Institute.
He is a fellow of the Institute for Science Interchange Foundation in Turin, a senior research fellow of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and an Association for Computing Machinery fellow. His work has been covered in many news sources, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, CNN, BBC, and Nature and Science.
Menczer 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. He has been the recipient of Fulbright, Rotary Foundation and NATO fellowships, and a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. He previously served as division chair in the IU Bloomington School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and was fellow-at-large of the Santa Fe Institute. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Knight Foundation and the McDonnell Foundation.
Areas of Expertise
Web and data science, computational social science, social computation, modeling of complex information networks, online spread of misinformation.