Johan Bollen is a professor of informatics at Indiana University. 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 complexity, health, well-being, machine learning, and informetrics. 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 running and weightlifting, and DJing in the local Bloomington clubs as DJ Angst (with his colleague E-trash aka Luis Rocha).


  • I469: Collective Intelligence
    The whole is smarter than the parts
  • I210: Information Infrastructure
    We love Python


Myles Brand Hall 305, 919 E 10th St
Bloomington IN 47401 - +1 812 856 1833
ORCID: 0000-0001-7031-9293