NICO Researchers Present Findings at NetSci 2017

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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, presenting research on topics ranging from 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
Wednesday 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
Filippo Menczer

Diego F. M. Oliveira
Diego F. M.

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)
Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Julia Poncela-Casasnovas
Julia Poncela-

Sharing Expertise versus Sharing Information: A computational model of team collaboration and problem solving
Thursday 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)
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
Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

The Inner Circles of Women’s Networks Predict their Job Attainment in STEM Leadership Positions
Friday 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)
Brian Uzzi (NICO Co-Director)

Yang Yang
Yang Yang

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)
Authors: Lu Liu (NICO Pre-Doctoral Fellow)
Yang Wang (NICO Post Doctoral Fellow)
Roberta Sinatra
Lee Giles
Chaoming Song
Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

Lu Liu
Lu Liu

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
Dashun Wang (NICO Faculty)

Yang Wang
Yang Wang


The role of local network structure on disease spread in coupled networks

Authors: 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.