Johan Bollen


School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University

Member of: Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research,
Cognitive Science Program
Johan Bollen is a professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He was formerly a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to 2005. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2001. He has published more than 75 articles on computational social science, social media analytics, informetrics, and digital libraries. His research has been funded by the NSF, DARPA, IARPA, EDA, NASA, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Johan lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter. In his free time he enjoys P90x and DJing in the local Bloomington clubs as DJ Angst (with his colleague E-trash aka Luis Rocha).


Johan Bollen, Bruno Gonçalves, Ingrid van de Leemput and Guangchen Ruan (2017) The happiness paradox: your friends are happier than you , EPJ Data Science 6(4)
Full bibliography here


  • I496/I696: Collective Intelligence
    Fall 2013,15,17
  • I210: Information Infrastructure
    Spring 2010-12, Fall 2012
  • I501: Introduction to Informatics
    Fall 2009-12


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