Emilio
Ferrara

Visiting Associate Professor of Communication and Computer Science
A pioneer working at the intersection between artificial intelligence and computational social science, Emilio Ferrara studies socio-technical systems and information networks to unveil the communication dynamics that govern our world.
A pioneer working at the intersection between artificial intelligence and computational social science, Emilio Ferrara studies socio-technical systems and information networks to unveil the communication dynamics that govern our world.
Expertise: 
Computation and Informatics, Data and Coding, Digital Media, Gaming, Health, Organizations and Networks, Politics, Science, Social Media, Technology and Innovation
Research and Practice Areas: 
Civic Engagement and Social Justice
Culture and Media
Health
News and Media Industries
Organizations and Networks
Persuasion and Politics
Science, Technology and Innovation
Center Affiliation: 

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Emilio Ferrara is a visiting associate professor of communication and computer science at USC Annenberg and at the USC Viterbi Department of Computer Science. His research focus has been at the intersection between developing theory and methods for network analysis and applying them to study socio-technical systems and information networks. He is concerned with understanding the implications of technology and communication networks on human behavior, and their effects on society at large. His work spans from studying the web and social networks, to collaboration systems and academic networks, from team science to online crowds.

Ferrara has published more than 150 articles on social networks, machine learning and network science that have appeared on venues like the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences and Communications of the ACM. His research is supported by DARPA, IARPA, the Air Force and the Office of Naval Research.

Awards and honors:

Viterbi Junior Research Award (2019)
DARPA Director’s Fellowship Award (2018)
DARPA Young Faculty Award (2016)
Complex System Society Junior Scientific Award (2016)