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Eduardo Altmann

Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Dynamical processes and statistical properties of natural language, including language change, spreading of linguistic innovations, burstiness of words. Analysis of extreme events in social systems including its dynamical origins, recurrence properties, prediction, and reactions.

Chaos in Hamiltonian systems, including billiards, stickiness in systems with mixed phase space, Poincare recurrence time, and optical cavities. Learn more about the visualization of dynamical systems.

James Bagrow

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

My interests include: complex networks (community detection, social modeling and human dynamics, statistical phenomena, graph similarity and isomorphism), statistical physics (non-equilibrium methods, phase transitions, percolation, interacting particle systems, spin glasses), optimization (glassy techniques such as simulated/quantum annealing, (non-gradient) minimization of noisy objective functions), and more.

Michael Mauskapf

PhD Student, Management & Organizations (Graduated 2017)
Kellogg School of Management

Michael is currently interested in the large-scale dynamics of cultural innovation, particularly in the domain of music. Prior to coming to Kellogg, he received a PhD in musicology from the University of Michigan, where he studied the evolution of orchestra management models and their artistic consequences.

Roger Guimera

Professor, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Phone: 34-977-558-661

 Roger Guimerà (Barcelona, 1976) graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona in 1998, and obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in 2003. He then moved to Northwestern University, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008 he became a research assistant professor at Northwestern’s department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, before accepting his current position at ICREA.

Jonathan Haynes

Kellogg School of Management

I study how social structure affects labor mobility. My current project focuses on two specific aspects of social structure:

  1. How variations in the structure of regional social networks impact the potential for information flow, and thereby, knowledge transfer and innovation.
  2. How existing network structure and institutional context condition micro-structural network evolution. The ultimate goal is to develop a general theory of labor mobility and social network cohesion that has specific consequences for innovation, group relations, and group stability.

Matthias Leiss

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2014

Matthias Leiss previously studied physics at the University of Munich, Germany, and EPFL, Switzerland. Professor Dirk Helbing and Professor Didier Sornette supervise his doctoral studies on financial market risk. Matthias’ work involves both modeling market dynamics and data-driven analysis of various risk measures.

Jared Lorince

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Jared received his PhD in cognitive science and psychology from Indiana University in 2016. His work explores human behavior in social information environments on the Web, with a focus on music listening and collective classification (e.g. tagging). Jared integrates knowledge of human search and decision making capacities with large-scale data mining and analysis methods.

Spiro Maroulis

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

My research addresses the theoretical and methodological challenges involved in studying how social and economic systems change. The underlying motivation for my work is the desire to understand why well-intentioned organizational and public policies often provoke resistance and unanticipated responses by the system they are trying to improve. I view understanding the connection between individual and collective behavior as central to understanding this problem and consequently use tools like agent-based modeling and social network analysis that foreground the interactions between individuals in a social system.

Maria Rita Micheli

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2013
Kellogg School of Management

Maria Rita is a PhD student at the Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University and visiting at Kellogg School of Management and NICO. In her dissertation, she looks at networks as learning environments and she is interested in understanding how information diffuses through ties. She is interested both in inter-organizational and Intra-organizational network dynamics.

Satyam Mukherjee

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

Satyam is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Quantitative Methods and Information Systems in Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, India. Satyam was a post doctoral fellow in Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) at Northwestern University Evanston working with Prof Brian Uzzi between 2012 and 2016. His research interests are in Big Data, Physics of Complex Systems, Statistical Physics, Complex Networks, Political Prediction Markets, and Sports Analysis.

Laura Nelson

Assistant Professor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern

Laura uses computational tools, principally automated text analysis, to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and organizations.

Daniel Romero

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

My main research interest is the empirical and theoretical analysis of social and information networks. I am particularly interested in the study of network evolution and information diffusion.

Serguei Saavedra

CABDyN Associate Fellow

I am mainly interested in understanding the emerging processes shaping complex socio-economic and ecological systems. My research has been focused on the analysis of declining networks, principles of bilateral cooperation between animals and between organizations, and dynamics in voting networks. I am also looking at transmission processes of information/errors, differences between status and reputation, and trying to add new research interests to my list.

Christian Schulz

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2014
Kellogg School of Management

Christian is a PhD student at ETH Zurich, currently visiting NICO. He is interested in the evolution of large collaborative communities like the network of scientists, software developers and other open online communities that enable highly collaborative work. In his dissertation, he analyzes social network data using calibrated agent-based models.

Michael Stringer

Executive Design Director, IDEO
Postdoctoral Fellow (2011), NICO

Mike Stringer is an Executive Design Director at IDEO.  He was previously the co-founder and partner of Datascope Analytics, a Chicago data-driven consulting and design firm which was aquired by IDEO in October 2017.  He often speaks about creatively using data at conferences and leads the Data Science Chicago group. Stringer received a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado and a PhD in Physics from Northwestern University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at NICO in 2011 under the supervision of Brian Uzzi.

Pramesh Singh

Postdoctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Complex networks, social dynamics, stochastic processes, critical phenomena, monte carlo simulations, and statistical mechanics.

Olivia Woolley-Meza

Computational Social Science, ETH Z├╝rich

Phone: +41 44 632 42 69

Modeling and Simulation

Jay Uparna

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Irvine

Jay Uparna focuses on the study of poverty through social-network, resource-based and contextual perspectives.

Wen Zhou

Visiting Scholar, July 2013 - July 2014

Wen Zhou is Associate Professor of Computer Science at School of Computer Engineering and Science at Shanghai University. She received her PhD from School of Computer Engineering and Science at Shanghai University. Zhou's research has covered various subjects of computer science and management science including: data mining algorithms and applications, text mining, innovation, knowledge flow on inter-organization network, and social network analysis. Her work has examined several areas including Chinese automobile industry.

Stefan Wuchty

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Miami

Analysis of biological/biochemical networks

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