About me

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.

I supervise bachelor, master and PhD students, and teach courses on data science, process mining, competitive programming and social network analysis.

Contact information

Snellius building, Room 157b
Phone:  +31  (0)71 527 7143
E-mail:  f.w.takes@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

Roeterseiland campus, Room B9.00
Phone:  +31  (0)20 525 7385
E-mail:  takes@uva.nl