Emilio Ferrara Ph.D.

Computer Scientist

University of Southern California

Location
Marina Del Rey, California, United States
Discipline
Computer and Information Science
Interests
Network Science Complex networks Social network analysis Knowledge Management Recommender Systems Artificial intelligence Algorithms Web Mining Data mining Social media Social Web Semantic Web
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About

I hold a PhD in Mathemathics & Computer Science (University of Messina, Italy - 2012).

Research field: Network science, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics

Main interests: Complex Networks, Social Network Analysis, Data Mining

Current position:
Computer Scientist at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute

Additional Affiliations:

Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS), working with Prof. Alessandro Flammini and Prof. Fil Menczer

Royal Holloway University of London, at the Paccanaro Lab (Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology) with group of Dr. Alberto Paccanaro

University of Messina, at Department of Mathematics, with Informatics Section
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Publications

Collective behaviors and networks

Ciampaglia G, Ferrara E, Flammini A

EPJ Data Science (2014)

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Measurement and Analysis of Online Social Networks Systems

E Ferrara

Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (2014)

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Supporting a Social Media Observatory with Customizable Index Structures: Architecture and Performance

Xiaoming Gao, Evan Roth, Karissa McKelvey, Clayton Davis, Andrew Younge, Emilio Ferrara et al.

Cloud Computing for Data-Intensive Applications (2014)

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How to improve group homogeneity in online social networks

P De Meo, E Ferrara, D Rosaci, GM Sarné

CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1099:73-77 (14th Workshop ``From Objects to Agents'' WOA`13 (2013)

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Visualizing criminal networks reconstructed from mobile phone records

E Ferrara, P De Meo, S Catanese, G Fiumara

DataWiz2014: Data Visualisation Workshop (2014)

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Trust and Compactness in Social Network Groups.

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Rosaci D, Sarne G

IEEE transactions on cybernetics (2014)

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Adaptive search over sorted sets

Bonasera B, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Pagano F, Provetti A

Journal of Discrete Algorithms (2015)

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Analysis of a Heterogeneous Social Network of Humans and Cultural Objects

Agreste S, De Meo P, Ferrara E, Piccolo S, Provetti A

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2014)

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Clustering memes in social media streams

JafariAsbagh M, Ferrara E, Varol O, Menczer F, Flammini A

Social Network Analysis and Mining (2014)

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Optimal Network Modularity for Information Diffusion

Nematzadeh A, Ferrara E, Flammini A, Ahn Y

Physical Review Letters (2014)

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Web data extraction, applications and techniques: A survey

Ferrara E, De Meo P, Fiumara G, Baumgartner R

Knowledge-Based Systems (2014)

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Online popularity and topical interests through the lens of instagram

Ferrara E, Interdonato R, Tagarelli A

Proceedings of the 25th ACM conference on Hypertext and social media - HT '14 (2014)

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On Facebook, Most Ties Are Weak

P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, A Provetti

Communications of the ACM (2014)

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Dissemination of scholarly literature in social media

Moriano P, Ferrara E, Flammini A, Menczer F

Altmetrics 2014 (2014)

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Evolution of online user behavior during a social upheaval

Varol O, Ferrara E, Ogan C, Menczer F, Flammini A

Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Web science - WebSci '14 (2014)

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XML Matchers: Approaches and challenges

Agreste S, De Meo P, Ferrara E, Ursino D

Knowledge-Based Systems (2014)

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Clustering memes in social media

Ferrara E, JafariAsbagh M, Varol O, Qazvinian V, Menczer F, Flammini A

Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining - ASONAM '13 (2013)

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Analyzing user behavior across social sharing environments

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Abel F, Aroyo L, Houben G

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (2013)

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Scientific impact evaluation and the effect of self-citations: Mitigating the bias by discounting the h-index

Ferrara E, Romero A

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2013)

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Detecting criminal organizations in mobile phone networks

Ferrara E, De Meo P, Catanese S, Fiumara G

Expert Systems with Applications (2014)

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Traveling trends: social butterflies or frequent fliers?

Ferrara E, Varol O, Menczer F, Flammini A

Proceedings of the first ACM conference on Online social networks - COSN '13 (2013)

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Forensic analysis of phone call networks

Catanese S, Ferrara E, Fiumara G

Social Network Analysis and Mining (2013)

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Effective retrieval of resources in folksonomies using a new tag similarity measure

Quattrone G, Capra L, De Meo P, Ferrara E, Ursino D

Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '11 (2011)

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Crawling Facebook for social network analysis purposes

Catanese S, De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Provetti A

Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics - WIMS '11 (2011)

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The Digital Evolution of Occupy Wall Street

Conover M, Ferrara E, Menczer F, Flammini A

PLoS ONE (2013)

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Mixing local and global information for community detection in large networks

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Provetti A

Journal of Computer and System Sciences (2013)

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The Geospatial Characteristics of a Social Movement Communication Network

Conover M, Davis C, Ferrara E, McKelvey K, Menczer F, Flammini A

PLoS ONE (2013)

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A large-scale community structure analysis in Facebook

Ferrara E

EPJ Data Science (2012)

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Enhancing community detection using a network weighting strategy

Pasquale De Meo, Emilio Ferrara, Giacomo Fiumara, Alessandro Provetti

Information Sciences (2013)

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A novel measure of edge centrality in social networks

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Ricciardello A

Knowledge-Based Systems (2012)

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Topological features of online social networks

Ferrara E, Fiumara G

Communications on Applied and Industrial Mathematics (2011)

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Community structure discovery in Facebook

Emilio Ferrara

International Journal of Social Network Mining (2012)

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Generalized Louvain method for community detection in large networks

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Provetti A

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (2011)

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Improving recommendation quality by merging collaborative filtering and social relationships

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Provetti A

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (2011)

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Intelligent self-repairable Web wrappers

Ferrara E, Baumgartner R

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2011)

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A framework for designing 3d virtual environments

Catanese S, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Pagano F

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (2012)

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Measuring similarity in large-scale folksonomies

Quattrone G, Ferrara E, De Meo P, Capra L

Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (2011)

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Finding similar users in Facebook

De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G

Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement (2011)

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Extraction and analysis of Facebook friendship relations

Catanese S, De Meo P, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Provetti A

Computational Social Networks: Mining and Visualization (2012)

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Rendering of 3d dynamic virtual environments

Catanese S, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Pagano F

Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (2011)

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Automatic Wrapper Adaptation by Tree Edit Distance Matching

Ferrara E, Baumgartner R

Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications (2011)

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Design of automatically adaptable Web wrappers

Ferrara E, Baumgartner R

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (2011)

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Analyzing the Facebook friendship graph

Catanese S, Ferrara E, Fiumara G, De Meo P

Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mining the Future Internet (2010)

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Living City, a collaborative browser-based massively multiplayer online game

Ferrara E, Fiumara G, Pagano F

Proceedings of the 3rd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (2010)

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Professional experience

Computer Scientist

University of Southern California

August 2015 - Present

Research Assistant Professor

Indiana University Bloomington

January 2015 - August 2015 (7 months)

Postdoctoral research fellow

Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing

March 2012 - December 2014 (2 years 9 months)

Visiting Student

Royal Holloway University of London

September 2011 - March 2012 (6 months)

PhD School in Mathematics and Computer Science

Università degli Studi di Messina - University of Messina

January 2009 - March 2012 (3 years 2 months)

Visiting Student

Technische Universität Wien - Technical University of Vienna

February 2010 - May 2010 (3 months)

Education history

Universita degli Studi di Messina

Ph.D.

January 2009 - December 2011 (2 years 11 months)

Università degli Studi di Messina - University of Messina

Msc. Computer Science

October 2006 - July 2008 (1 year 9 months)