Onur Varol
OH-ner VAH-roal
ovarol@indiana.edu

Hi! I'm Onur Varol, a PhD candidate in Complex Networks and Systems, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington.

I am a member of NaN group. My ongoing research activities focus on modeling user interactions, leveraging online data across multiple platforms to understand conscious and unconscious behaviors. I have been focusing on the detection of persuasion campaigns and social bots using the tools of machine learning, data mining, and network analysis. I developed a social bot detection system BotOrNot. As a PhD student, I'm closely working with Prof. Filippo Menczer, Alessandro Flammini, and Emilio Ferrara on various projects related with detection of manipulation on social media. Details on projects can be found in research and publications sections.


Research interests: Complex Systems, Network Science, Machine Learning, Data Science, Computational Social Science


Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate in School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
  • Computer Science and Engineering M.Sc, Koc University
  • Physics Engineering B.Sc, Istanbul Technical University
  • Electronics Engineering B.Sc, Istanbul Technical University