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January 08, 2021

Our Network Science MURI has received a supplemental grant to extend research opportunities to motivated high school and undergraduate students during Summer 2021. The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) will fund three apprentices from mid-June through mid-August. The apprentices will work side-by-side with MURI faculty and graduate students and will learn about running experiments, collecting and modeling data, and communicating scientific results. Interested applicants should apply directly through the AEOP apprentice website.

Dr. Omid Askarisichani and Dr. Elizabeth Huang
December 18, 2020

We are proud to announce two more PhD conferrals resulting from ARO grant# W911NF-15-1-0577. 

Omid Askarisichani successfully defended his PhD dissertation with the title of "Explainable Models of Performance on Networks" on 18 Nov 2020 and graduated from the department of Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara. Always smiling, Omid joined the MURI project in his first term of graduate school and has worked closely with the project PIs ever since. He will join Google Inc. as a Machine Learning engineer for conducting research and development.

Fig. 1, from paper: Network dyads and triads over time
November 24, 2020

Omid Askarisichani's paper with the title of "The 1995-2018 global evolution of the network of amicable and hostile relations among nation-states" just appeared in the journal of Nature Communications Physics. The paper is co-authored by all-three MURI PIs from UCSB (Ambuj K. Singh, Francesco Bullo & Noah E. Friedkin), marking the interdisciplinary impact of the research.

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August 24, 2020

From August 24 - August 28, ARO will conduct a review of three MURI teams.

First, on Monday, August 24, we will deliver a final presentation of our research on the network science of teams. We will highlight notable results, including the 80 publications and other impacts generated from our collaborative efforts.

Graduation Photo
August 01, 2020

Four graduate students from the Network Science of Teams MURI have graduated in 2020!

Noah Friedkin
July 01, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Noah Friedkin for receipt of the James S. Coleman Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the American Sociology Association (ASA). The award, given every other year, recognizes a career of outstanding contributions to the field of Mathematical Sociology.

May 12, 2020

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) publishes MURI Co-PI Brian Uzzi's paper

Estimating the deep replicability of scientific findings using human and artificial intelligence


UCSB Henley Gate
February 06, 2020

Purpose: We will present an informal review of our MURI research project on the network science of teams, bringing together program faculty and ARO program managers.

UCSB Current Screen Shot
July 02, 2019

Our collaborative work, recently published in Nature Communications, has been featured in the UCSB Current. 

Graduation Pic
June 02, 2019

Four graduate students from the Network Science of Teams MURI will graduate this month.

Erik Duhaime will receive a PhD in Management Science from the Sloan School of Business at MIT. Dr. Duhaime will jump right into the lead role at Centaur Labs, a start-up he co-founded through an incubator program at MIT.

Kartik Bajpai will assume a tenure track position at Essex Business School in the UK. His doctorate comes from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.