About me

Hi! I’m Filipi Nascimento Silva, Ph.D. in computational physics, currently working as a research scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Creator of Helios-Web and several other network-based tools and methods.

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My interests include developing and implementing new techniques for analyzing, modeling, and understanding real-world systems through complex networks, machine learning, and data visualization. In particular, my current focus is on the development of a new network visualization software named Helios and on Science of Science research.


The approaches I proposed have been applied to a wide range of scientific areas, including bioinformatics, text analysis, science of science, information science, and urban networks, leading to many publications and softwares. I also have experience giving talks on network science and visualization in workshops and undergraduate classes.

Current Projects

Helios-Web: A network visualization toolset for Python and for the web.
Climate networks: Studying teleconnections between temperature and preciptation around the globe.
Science of Science: Studying the evolution of scientific fields.
Network apps for brainlife: Designing and implementing network neuroscience apps for brainlife.io.