Thrust 3: Network science of teams-of-teams

We examine scalability of teams and tasks by considering complex tasks that require a team-of-teams approach. Given a complex task, this thrust considers how to decompose it into subtasks, the effect of inter-task dependencies, and how to assign teams to such tasks. We consider the learning of optimal decomposition and coordination structures using methods from reinforcement learning, and we examine adaptivity over nested tasks and learning of optimal coordination structures.

Thrust 3 Tasks:

  • Examine the structure and assignment for nested tasks
    Lead: Malone
    • Decomposing tasks into subtasks
    • Assigning tasks to individuals and subgroups
    • Coordinating interdependencies among subtasks
  • Develop composite models for nested tasks
    Lead: Bullo

 

Related Publications:

  1. Malone, T. W, Nickerson, J. V, Laubacher, R. J, Fisher, L. H., de Boer, P., Han, Y., Towne, W. B. 2017. Putting the pieces back together again: Contest webs for large-scale problem solving. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.
  2. Jones, A. T., Friedkin, N., Singh, A. K.  2017. Modeling the Co-evolution of Committee Formation and Awareness Networks in Organizations. 6th Annual International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications.
  3. Engel, D., Malone, T. W. 2017. Integrated information as a metric for group interaction: Analyzing human and computer groups using a technique developed to measure consciousness. arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.02462.
  4. Malone, T. W. 2018. Superminds: The surprising power of people and computers working together. New York: Little Brown.

 

Affiliated Faculty

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Management & Organizations Department
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Co-PI
Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation
University of California, Santa Barbara
Research: Control theory, Multi-agent networks, Robotic coordination, Power systems

Co-PI
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Research: Social networks, systems science, social psychology, health promotion and disease prevention, health disparities

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Management Science
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Researcher
ETH Zurich

Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Business School

Principal Investigator
Department of Computer Science 
University of California, Santa Barbara
Research: Network analysis, Data mining, Bioinformatics

Co-PI
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

George Vega Yon

Department of Preventive Medicine at Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California