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 […]
A new 2-year project on the prediction will start on September 1, 2020 and is concerned with predicting crime from dark web forum networks. The project is a collaboration between the Dutch National Police as part of the “Politie en […]
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 […]
I am an assistant professor at LIACS, the computer science department of Leiden University, where I lead the Leiden Computational Network Science Lab, a research group working on methods and algorithms for knowledge discovery from (social) network data. My research interest is network science (also called social network analysis or complex networks).
Since 2020, I am the academic co-director of the Dutch POPNET research platform for population-scale social network analysis. Furthermore, I am a research fellow at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), in particular working with the CORPNET computational social science research group.