Filippo  Menczer

Filippo Menczer

Professor of Computer Science and Informatics

Director of CNETS

Contact Information

(812) 856-1377
Informatics East 314


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at University of California, San Diego, 1998
  • Laurea in Physics at Sapienza University, Rome, 1990


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, Computing, and Engineering 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, and many other US and international news sources.

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