I am an Assistant Professor in the Syracuse University Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

My research topics include the study of the structure of social networks and communities, methods for identifying communities in networks, and predicting missing links in networks. I am also interested in interesting applications of these problems, including topics in computational sustainability. Among other things...

  • When are two networks similar?
  • What do real communities in real networks look like?
  • Which theoretical definitions of "community" best characterize actual communities?
  • How can we locate such communities using only the structure of the network?
  • How can these communities be used to predict missing links in the network?
  • How do communities grow and change over time?
  • What are different classes of networks (social, product, other) and communities?