Dr. S. (Savvas) Zannettou

Dr. S. (Savvas) Zannettou



Savvas is an Assistant Professor in the TPM faculty at TU Delft, an associated researcher with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and a core member of the IDrama Lab. Before joining TU Delft, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics. He obtained his PhD from the Cyprus University of Technology in 2020.


Savvas’ research focuses on applying machine learning and data-driven quantitative analysis to understand emerging phenomena on the Web, such as the spread of false information and hateful rhetoric. Also, he is interested in understanding algorithmic recommendations on the Web, their effect on end-users, and to what extend algorithms recommend extreme content. Finally, he is interested in analyzing content moderation systems to understand the effectiveness of moderation interventions on the Web.


  • Best Senior Program Committee Member Award at AAAI ICWSM 2022
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at CSCW
  • Best Reviewer Award at AAAI ICWSM 2021
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention at AAAI ICWSM 2020
  • Best Reviewer Award at AAAI ICWSM 2020
  • Distinguished Paper Award at ACM IMC 2018

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