Yong-Yeol “YY” Ahn

Assistant Professor
Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University Bloomington

Informatics East, Rm 316
919 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

Email: yyahn@iu.edu
Twitter: @yy
Phone: +1 (812) 856 2920
Office hours: Wednesday 9am-10am (2017 Fall). If you can’t make it, use http://doodle.com/yyahn (please suggest multiple slots).
Curriculum Vitae: cv.pdf


Yong-Yeol (YY) Ahn is an assistant professor at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and a co-founder of Janys Analytics. He develops and leverages mathematical and computational methods to study complex systems such as cells, the brain, society, and culture. His recent contribution includes a new framework to identify pervasively overlapping modules in networks, network-based algorithms to predict viral memes, and a new computational approach to study food culture. He is a recipient of several awards including Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and as a visiting researcher at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for three years after earning his PhD in Statistical Physics from KAIST in 2008.

I am interested in the structure and dynamics of complex systems, such as society and living organisms. So, I usually play with massive datasets and muse on the hidden patterns. My main research interests are:

  • Network Science
  • Computational Social Science
  • Biological Networks
  • Cultural Science

Please visit my publication page or Google scholar profile for the more details on my publications.


Selected Works

(underlined authors contributed equally)