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NICO Researchers Present Findings at NetSci 2017

The Annual Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2017) is a flagship event bringing together leading researchers and practitioners in the emerging area of network science. This year’s conference is on June 19 to 23, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) is excited to note that many of our researchers are attending and presenting research on topics that include computational social science, social networks, data science, and more. Some of the highlights are below.

Research Talks

Tradeoff between information quality and diversity in online social networks
Diego F. M. OliveiraWednesday 06/21 3:00pm to 3:20pm
Presented by Diego Fregolente Mendes de Oliveira (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow)

Authors: Diego F. M. Oliveira (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow)
, Xiaoyan Qiu
Alireza, Sahami Shirazi
, Alessandro Flammini, and 
Filippo Menczer

Embeddedness and Transaction History Protect Companies from Link Failure in Economic Networks
Thursday 06/22, 4:30pm to 4:50pm
Presented by Julia Poncela-Casasnovas (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow)
Authors: Julia Poncela-Casasnovas (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow), Yifang Ma (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow), and Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Sharing Expertise versus Sharing Information: A computational model of team collaboration and problem solving
Julia Poncela- CasasnovasThursday 06/22 4:50pm to 5:10pm
Presented by John Lang
Authors: John Lang, Noshir Contractor (NICO Faculty), Leslie Dechurch, Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director), and PJ Lamberson (NICO Associate Director, 2013–2015)

The puzzle of near misses - a novelty perspective
Friday 06/23 3:20pm to 3:40pm
Presented by Zhongyang He
Authors: Zhongyang He, Zhen Lei, and Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

The Inner Circles of Women’s Networks Predict their Job Attainment in STEM Leadership Positions
Yang YangFriday 06/23 4:10pm to 4:30pm
Presented by Yang Yang (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow)
Authors: Yang Yang (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow), Kevin Gaughan (NICO PhD Student), and Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Hot Hand in Science: Quantifying the Dynamical Impact of Individual Scientists
Friday 06/23 4:50pm to Thu 5:10pm
Presented by Lu Liu (NICO Pre-Doctoral Fellow)
Lu LiuAuthors: Lu Liu (NICO Pre-Doctoral Fellow), Yang Wang (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow), Roberta Sinatra, Lee Giles, Chaoming Song, and Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

Understanding the success and failure of grant applications
Friday 06/23 5:30pm to 5:50pm
Presented by Yang Wang (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow)
Authors: Yang Wang (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow), Travis Hoppe, Bruce Hutchins, George Santangelo, James Evans, and Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

Posters

The role of local network structure on disease spread in coupled networks
Yang WangAuthors: Wouter Vermeer (NICO Post Doc), Bryan Head, Uri Wilensky (NICO Faculty)

Measuring Change in the Semantic Similarity Network of Academic Papers: Applications to Predicting Growth and Decline of Scientific Disciplines
Authors: Jared Lorince (NICO Post Doc, 2016-2017), Martin Gerlach (Amaral Lab), Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Mobility through Network of Scientific Institutions: Mentorship in Scientific Careers
Authors: Yifang Ma (NICO Post Doc), Satyam Mukherjee (NICO Post Doc 2013-2015), Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Network of Scientific Bloodlines
Authors: Yifang Ma (NICO Post Doc), Satyam Mukherjee (NICO Post Doc 2013-2015), Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

The Anatomy of Medicine: A tale of a gender gap and how our network affects our success
Authors: Diego Fregolente Mendes de Oliveira (NICO Post Doc), Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

The Global Terrorism Network: A New Approach to Predicting Terrorism Lethality
Authors: Yang Yang (NICO Post Doc), Adam Pah (NICO Associate Director), Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Emergence of scaling in complex substitutive system
Authors: Ching Jin (NICO Pre-Doctoral Fellow), Chaoming Song, Johannes Bjelland, Geoffrey Canright, Albert-László Barabási, Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

Small Teams Disrupt
Authors: Lingfei Wu, Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty), James Evans

Temporal scaling of repeated failures
Authors: Yian Yin (NICO PhD Student), Yang Wang, James A. Evans, Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

For the full list of Network Science talks and posters, please visit the NetSci web site Conference Agenda Manager.

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