Managing and Disrupting Dynamic Networks

Event Sponsor: 
Director's Special Colloquium
Start Date: 
Jun 22 2007 (All day)
Building/Room: 
Building 402 Conference Center
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Kathleen M. Carley
Speaker(s) Title: 
Carnegie-Mellon University
Host: 

Please join me this Friday, June 22, when Kathleen Carley, Director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, will discuss "Managing and Disrupting Dynamic Networks" at a Director's Special
Colloquium. Dr. Carley's talk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Building 402 Conference Center.

An understanding of the behavior of meta-networks depends fundamentally on the creation of models that can assess the interaction of these networks on both the micro- and macro-scale. Dr. Carley will discuss three methodologies that she has developed to explore the relationships within and among networks.

Dr. Carley is a professor at the Institute for Software Research International at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is also the founding editor of
Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory and the founding president of the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science. Her research combines cognitive science, social network theory and computer science to address complex social and organizational problems. Specifically, she studies dynamic network analysis, computational social and organization theory, adaptation and evolution, text mining and the impact of telecommunication technologies and policy.

Carley holds bachelor's degrees in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in mathematical sociology from Harvard University.

The topic of this talk touches on the very networks that form the structure of our society and influence our decision-making. While we may not be constantly
aware of the operation of these networks, they play an important role in every aspect of our lives. I hope to see you at the colloquium.

Miscellaneous Information: 

Refreshments will be served