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Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia


Expert Bio

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is an assistant research scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute, or IUNI. He holds a Ph.D. in informatics from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, and a M.Sc. (Laurea) from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Before joining IUNI, he was an analyst for the Wikimedia Foundation and a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He won the 2012 Kantar “Information Is Beautiful” for Best Interactive Visualization and has been the recipient of a postdoctoral “Mobility” fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. His research is supported by the Democracy Fund.

Ciampaglia’s interests are in the emerging disciplines of network science and computational social science, with a particular focus on information diffusion on the Internet and social media, and the spread of misinformation. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Computational Social Science and on the program committee of several conferences. His research has been covered in major news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, MIT Technology Review, NPR and CBS News, to cite a few.

Areas of Expertise

Network science, social media, computational social science, data mining, machine learning, computational fact checking, Wikipedia and observatory on social media.

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