Armin Pournaki

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Welcome to my website. I am a master student at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences under the supervision of Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. Currently, I work on game-theoretic approaches to community detection in complex networks. I am also part of the Odycceus project, where I help design opinion observatories.
I did my bachelor thesis in physics at the Technical University Berlin on synchronization patterns in modular neuronal networks under the supervision of Prof. Philipp Hövel.

Research Interests

Complex networks, community detection, opinion dynamics, game theory, data visualization


COVID-19 research network
An interactive platform that parses and visualizes the latest COVID-19-related scientific findings in an easily accessible interface.

twitter explorer
A framework where users without programming skills can collect, transform and explore Twitter data as interactive networks to study the complex interaction mechanisms on social media.


The twitter explorer: a framework for observing Twitter through interactive networks
Pournaki, A., Gaisbauer, F., Banisch, S., Olbrich, E. (2020). Preprint

Synchronization Patterns in Modular Neuronal Networks: A Case Study of C. elegans
Pournaki, A., Merfort, L., Ruiz, J., Kouvaris, N. E., Hövel, P., & Hizanidis, J. (2019). Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 5.