Archive for July, 2009

Information on Networks conference

July 31, 2009

From Sinan Aral, at NYU:

We are organizing an exciting workshop on “Information in Networks” in New York September 25-26.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together leading researchers studying information in networks from different perspectives in order to lay the foundation for ongoing relationships and to build a multidisciplinary research community. Speakers will share their recent research, which may have been published elsewhere, but which may not be widely known outside of their own disciplines. As the workshop is intended to facilitate interaction, the program will include substantial time for discussion. We hope the energy of New York City will inspire the gathering, and that our participants will leave with new ideas and a stronger sense of community.

Confirmed Participants as of July 1, 2009 include:

Lada Adamic, University of Michigan
Ron Burt, University of Chicago
Damon Centola, MIT
Pedro Domingos, U Wash
Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon
James Fowler, UCSD
Bernardo Huberman, HP Labs
Matt Jackson, Stanford
Michael Kearns, U Penn
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell
David Lazer, Harvard
Jure Leskovic, Stanford
Michael Macy, Cornell
Sandy Pentland, MIT
Duncan Watts, Yahoo! Research

We’d like to invite you to submit your work. A Call for Participation with more details is attached. Feel free to forward the call to any colleagues or graduate students you think would be interested in submitting and attending.

Please let us know if we can answer any questions and please cc Shirley Lau ( on any correspondence.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Sinan, Foster and Arun

Sinan Aral
Assistant Professor, NYU Stern School of Business.
Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan School of Management.
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Predicting baseball injuries

July 7, 2009

The article doesn’t really say much, but still interesting:

On how fast we get used to technology

July 7, 2009

Comedian on how fast we get used to technology.