Yong-Yeol Ahn

Yong-Yeol Ahn

Associate Professor, Informatics


  • Ph.D. in Physics at KAIST, 2008
  • M.S. in Physics at KAIST, 2003
  • B.S. in Physics at KAIST, 2001

Research interests

Complex Networks and Systems, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computational Neuroscience

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Complex Network Research of Northeastern University
  • Visiting researcher at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Representative publications

Element-centric clustering comparison unifies overlaps and hierarchy (2019)
Alexander J Gates, Ian B Wood, William P Hetrick and Yong-Yeol Ahn
Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 8574

Factors affecting sex-related reporting in medical research: a cross-disciplinary bibliometric analysis (2019)
Cassidy R Sugimoto, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Elise Smith, Benoit Macaluso and Vincent Larivière
The Lancet, 393 (10171), 550-559

Complex Spreading Phenomena in Social Systems: Influence and Contagion in Real-World Social Networks (2018)
Sune Lehmann and Yong-Yeol Ahn

Collective dynamics of belief evolution under cognitive coherence and social conformity (2016)
Nathaniel Rodriguez, Johan Bollen and Yong-Yeol Ahn
PLoS One, 11 (11), e0165910

Cooperative and Competitive Spreading Dynamics on the Human Connectome (2015)
Bratislav Mišić, Richard F Betzel, Azadeh Nematzadeh, Joaquin Goñi, Alessandra Griffa, Patric Hagmann ...
Neuron, 86 (6), 1518-1529

Optimal Network Modularity for Information Diffusion (2014)
Azadeh Nematzadeh, Emilio Ferrara, Alessandro Flammini and Yong-Yeol Ahn
Physical Review Letters, 113 (8), 88701

A network framework of cultural history (2014)
Maximilian Schich, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási ...
Science, 345 (6196), 558-562

Virality prediction and community structure in social networks (2013)
Lilian Weng, Filippo Menczer and Yong-Yeol Ahn
Scientific reports, 3 2522

Flavor network and the principles of food pairing (2011)
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Sebastian E Ahnert, James P. Bagrow and Albert-László Barabási
Scientific Reports, 1 196

Evidence for network evolution in an Arabidopsis interactome map (2011)
Matija Dreze, Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, Benoit Charloteaux, Mary Galli, Samuel J Pevzner, Murat Tasan ...
Science, 333 (6042), 601-607

Link communities reveal multiscale complexity in networks (2010)
Yong-Yeol Ahn, James P Bagrow and Sune Lehmann
Nature, 466 (7307), 761-764

Pulse of the nation: US mood throughout the day inferred from Twitter (2010)
Alan Mislove, Sune Lehmann, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Jukka-Pekka Onnela and J Niels Rosenquist

Analysis of Topological Characteristics of Huge Online Social Networking Services (2007)
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Seungyeop Han, Haewoon Kwak, Young-Ho Eom, Sue Moon and Hawoong Jeong
ACM. 835-844

I tube, you tube, everybody tubes: analyzing the world's largest user generated content video system (2007)
Meeyoung Cha, Haewoon Kwak, Pablo Rodriguez, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Sue Moon
ACM. 14-Jan