Giancarlo Ruffo


Università degli Studi di Torino

Fields of study:
Computational Social Science, Complex Networks, Social Media, Data Mining, Distributed Applications

Giancarlo Ruffo, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Turin, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at Schools of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University. His current research interests fall in the multidisciplinary research area of computational social science, with particular focus on data science, complex networks, and network analysis. He also investigated research problems on web and data mining, recommendation systems, social media, distributed applications, peer-to-peer systems, security, and micro-payment schemes. He is the principal investigator of ARCS group, and he has several research projects. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences.  Aside his academic work, he has been involved in many other professional activities as free-lance consultant in the last 20 years. In 2013 he co-founded NetAtlas s.r.l., a start-up company specialized in mobile application development and social media services design and analysis. In 2015 he also co-founded Quaerys s.r.l. another start-up offering social media analytics and sentiment analyis services.


On the dynamics of human proximity for data diffusion in ad-hoc networks

A. Panisson, A. Barrat, C. Cattuto, W. Van den Broeck, G. Ruffo, R. Schifanella
Ad Hoc Networks 10, 9 (2012)

Link creation and profile alignment in the aNobii social network

L. M. Aiello, A. Barrat, C. Cattuto, G. Ruffo, R. Schifanella
Proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing SocialCom 2010, Minneapolis, USA, August 20-22, 2010 (2010)