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Santo Fortunato

Professor, Department of Informatics, Indiana University

Santo-Fortunato-metascience2019Santo Fortunato is the director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and the Network Science Institute at Indiana University. Dr. Fortunato got his Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. His current focus areas are network science, especially network community detection, computational social science, and science of science. His research has been published in leading journals, including Nature, Science, PNAS, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics. His Physics Reports review article Community detection in graphs is one of the best known and most cited papers in network science.

He received the German Physical Society’s Young Scientist Award for Sociophysics and Econophysics in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the physics of social systems. He is a founding chair of the International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2).