2015 Reconnect Workshop – June 14-20, 2015

The Reconnect 2013 workshop was held at Morgan State University on water infrastructure and risk analysis. The Reconnect 2013 workshop was held at Morgan State University on water infrastructure and risk analysis.

Mathematical and Computational tools for Social Networks with Applications to Homeland Security

Where: Rochester Institute of Technology

When: June 14-20, 2015

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About Reconnect Workshops

The CCICADA Summer Reconnect Workshops introduce undergraduate-teaching faculty to the role of the mathematical and computer sciences in homeland security. They also provide opportunities for government and industry researchers to learn about new material related to their areas of expertise. Topics are presented in a weeklong series of lectures and activities. Participants are involved in both research activities and in writing materials useful in the classroom or to share with their colleagues. Participants may develop materials for publication in either the CCICADA Technical Reports Series or the Educational Modules Series published by the DIMACS Center at Rutgers University.

2015 Topic: Mathematical and Computational tools for Social Networks with Applications to Homeland Security

A social network simply described is a set of actors (or points, or nodes, or agents) that may have relationships (or edges, or ties) with one another. Networks can have few or many actors, and one or more kinds of relations between pairs of actors. To build a useful understanding of a social network, a complete and rigorous description of a pattern of social relationships is a necessary starting point for analysis. Ideally we need to know about all of the relationships between each pair of actors in the population. The amount of information needed to describe even small social networks can be quite large. Managing this data—and manipulating it so that we can see patterns of social structure—can be tedious and complicated. However, computational and mathematical tools increasingly are being used to better understand and use the social network. Speakers at Reconnect 2015 will highlight the use of graph theory, algorithm development, economics through social networks, and responses to national and international catastrophes in social networks. Read Full Agenda


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management Director, Social Media Lab, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada

Speakers

Dr. Brian Nakamura, Postdoctoral Associate, CCICADA Center, RutgersUniversity

Dr. Christie Nelson, Postdoctoral Associate, CCICADA Center, Rutgers University

Dr. Ralucca Gera, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School

Organizers

Dr. Midge Cozzens, Research Professor, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University

Dr. Maurino Bautista, Professor of Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology

Hotel Location

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport

175 Jefferson Road
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: (585) 475-­1910
Fax: (585) 475-­9633

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Workshop Location

Thomas Gosnell Hall, A-300, Rochester Institute of Technology


For more information, contact: Christine Spassione (spassion@dimacs.rutgers.edu) or Midge Cozzens (midge6930@comcast.net).

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