Our Dr. Jadbabaie to edit new IEEE journal on Networks
By: sjudd | January 27, 2014
Ali Jadbabaie will become the Founding Editor-in-Chief of
the IEEE Transactions in Network Science and Engineering.
This new journal is devoted to the broad area of network science.
Read more at: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tnse
Launch of the Warren Center
By: Zack Ives | October 10, 2013
On October 18th, the new Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences will launch, which will unite the various research efforts at the graduate (and undergraduate!) level relating to network science, big data, game theory, privacy, and more. This Center is in some sense the research complement to the NETS degree program. Please join us for the kick-off event, which will be highlighted by Prof. Al Roth, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics!
Welcome Prof. Rakesh Vohra
By: Zack Ives | September 17, 2013
We are excited to welcome a new colleague in the NETS Program, Prof. Rakesh Vohra, as the George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor.
Prof. Vohra is a world-renowned scholar at the intersection of economics and engineering. His cutting-edge research in mechanism design, game theory, auction theory and combinatorial optimization bridges not only two intellectually distant disciplines but also theory and practice. For more details, please see:
New Course on Crowdsourcing & Human Computation
By: Zack Ives | May 15, 2013
Crowdsourcing and human computation are emerging fields that sit squarely at the intersection of economics and computer science. They examine how people can be used to solve complex tasks that are currently beyond the capabilities of artificial intelligence algorithms. Online marketplaces like Mechanical Turk provide an infrastructure that allows micropayments to be given to people in return for completing human intelligence tasks. This opens up previously unthinkable possibilities like people being used as function calls in software.
MKSE Is Changing Its Name to NETS
By: Zack Ives | March 07, 2013
We're pleased to announce that, as part of Penn's attempt to broaden the visibility and reach of the program, we have undergone a name change! "Market and Social Systems Engineering" is now "Networked and Social Systems", which better reflects our broad emphasis on networks and networked systems of all types.