Quantifying Information Flow During Emergencies

Recent advances on human dynamics have focused on the normal patterns of human activities, with the quantitative understanding of human behavior under extreme events remaining a crucial missing chapter. This has a wide array of potential applications, ranging from…

Terrorist Group Cooperation and Longevity

Why do some terrorist groups survive considerably longer than others? The literature is just beginning to address this important question in a systematic manner. Additionally, and as with most studies of terrorism, longevity studies have ignored the possibility of…

Technology is not driving us apart after all!!!

Interesting article from the NY Times about Keith Hampton & associates’ studies of behavior in public space. Building on Wm H Whyte’s research http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/magazine/technology-is-not-driving-us-apart-after-all.html?from=magazine “Hampton…

Political Networks Conference (PolNet VII)

SAVE THE DATE!!! For those that do network research that has applications and/or implications for political science, the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual PolNet Conference will…

Three hard questions about network science

In this interesting short read about network science, Mark Lubell discusses the usefulness, the scientificity, and the value of network science. Though he writes about those topics from the perspective of a political scientist, the questions that he tackles are often…

Networks of metadata: The power of email

Your email can tell a lot about you, whether you like it or not! Following in the wake of the NSA data tracking scandal, NPR reports on the MIT Media Lab’s Immersion tool. When you log in to the Immersion website, you’re asked to select either Gma il or MS Exchange;…

Turning Your Neighborhood into Your Network

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