In the coming 5 years, Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will work together on a project with the aim of doing population scale social network analysis. This entails not only cutting edge computational social […]
The 4th International workshop on Mining Actionable Insights from Social Networks (MAISoN 2020) takes place on April 20 and is co-located with The Web Conference 2020 (formerly WWW), which takes place from April 20 to 24, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. […]
The 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM), discussing topics such as fake news, social bots, disinformation, filter bubbles, virality and deep fake will take place in Leiden from April 20-22, 2020. It aims to bring […]
The 5th edition of IC²S² took place from July 17 to 20, 2019 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over 480 participants from 40 countries attended the conference, tutorials and accompanying events, such as a warmup event, job fair […]
Springer’s Information Retrieval Journal will feature a special issue on Mining User Generated Content. Consider submitting your original research papers to this special issue! The deadline for submission is November 4, 2019. See the special issue website for more details.
I am an assistant professor in computational network science at LIACS, the computer science department of Leiden University. Also, I am a research fellow at the UvA CORPNET computational social science group.
My research interest is network science (also called social network analysis or complex networks). I lead the Leiden Computational Network Science Lab, a group working on methods and algorithms for knowledge discovery from (social) network data. My focus is in particular on higher order patterns such as network communities and network motifs.
Through various projects, I also work on real-world applications, e.g., online social networks, online media, criminal networks, corporate networks, networks in finance, economics, science and infrastructure.