News

October 10, 2018

The recent publication of a paper in the Public Library of Science journal PLOS ONE by UCSB scientists drew some attention from the UCSB Current. In the article, Harrison Tasoff highlights current research on team performance underway by our MURI, including the deployment of the Platform for Online Group Studies (POGS, v2.0), and points to the successful collaboration among our team. Photo credit: PEOPLEIMAGES.

 

June 04, 2018

We are proud to announce three graduate students have completed their dissertations and will graduate with PhD's this Spring.

Wenjun Mei is now a postdoctoral scientist at ETH Zurich. His dissertation was titled, "Modeling and Analysis of Social Network Dynamics: Propagation, Learning and Structural Balance." He was a Mechanical Engineering student at UCSB, advised by Professor Francesco Bullo.

January 31, 2018

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

November 21, 2017

MURI Co-PI Noah Friedkin was one of six UCSB faculty to be elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science. Professor Friedkin was recognized for his distinguished contributions to mathematical sociology, with special attention to network theory and its diverse sociological and social psychological implications.

October 19, 2017

The Dynamics of Opinion

UCSB scholars develop a mathematical model to clarify how truth wins or loses in social groups

by Jim Medina

 

October 05, 2016

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

September 29, 2015

Purpose: This meeting will formally launch our MURI research project on the network science of teams and bring together researchers from UCSB, UIUC, USC, MIT, and Northwestern. Invited participants will also include the MURI’s advisory board and program managers.

 

Location: Mosher Alumni House Board Room, U.C. Santa Barbara.  We linked a Google map for directions.

June 12, 2015

A multi-university team that includes three professors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a five-year grant, totaling more than $6 million from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program.