Fariba Karimi leads the Complexity Science Hub’s computational social science team.
Fariba received a PhD in physics and computational science from Umea University, in Sweden, in 2015 and was a PostDoc at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, in Germany.
Fariba’s research focuses on computational social science, the emergence of biases and inequality in networks and algorithms, and modeling human behavior. Her recent research revolves around the topics of visibility of minorities in social networks, the impact of network structure on ranking and recommender algorithms, and disparities in academia and its impact on under-represented groups. She combines statistical analyses of large datasets of online interactions with computational models, agent-based modeling, and network analysis.
In 2022, Fariba together with a team of international researchers was awarded an EU Horizon grant to study multi-criteria fairness in AI systems. In 2023, she received the Young Scientist Award from the German Physical Society for her research on inequality in complex networks.
Since January 2023, Fariba has also been an assistant professor at TU Wien.
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H. Kong, S. Martin-Gutierrez, F. Karimi
Influence of the first-mover advantage on the gender disparities in physics citations
Communications Physics 5 (243) (2022)
A. Ferrara, L. Espin-Noboa, F. Karimi, C. Wagner
Link recommendations: Their impact on network structure and minorities
WebSci '22: 14th ACM Web Science Conference 2022 223-238
M. Oliveira, F. Karimi, et al.
Group mixing drives inequality in face-to-face gatherings
Communications Physics 5 (127) (2022)
F. Momeni, F. Karimi, P. Mayr, I. Peters, S. Dietze
The many facets of academic mobility and its impact on scholars’ career
Journal of Informetrics 16 (2) (2022) 101280
Olga Saukh & Fariba Karimi at “3rd International Workshop for Women in Big Data”
May 18, 2022—May 20, 2022
Fariba Karimi: “Networked Inequality: Emergence of inequalities and bias in social networks”
Nov 26, 2021 | 10:00—11:00
Fariba Karimi: “How does group mixing impact ranking and perception of minorities in social networks?”
Jun 30, 2021 | 17:15—18:00
Fariba Karimi: “Network structure influences visibility and ranking of minorities in society and algorithms”
Jun 10, 2021 | 12:00—13:00
Fariba Karimi: “Emergence of inequality and bias in social networks with minorities”
May 26, 2021 | 17:40—19:40