Thursday, August 27, 2009

Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN)

For those of you interested in the study of networked data, I would like to bring your attention to the "Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN)", a workshop organized by my colleagues Sinan Aral, Foster Provost, and Arun Sundararajan. It will take place on September 25-26, 2009. From the description:

The purpose of WIN is to bring together leading researchers studying ‘information in networks’ – its distribution, its diffusion, its value, and its influence on social and economic outcomes – in order to lay the foundation for ongoing relationships and to build a lasting multidisciplinary research community.

I should emphasize that the phrase "bring together leading researchers" is not a the standard template used in many call for papers. The lineup of speakers is truly outstanding! I would be very hard pressed to find any conference that would have such a lineup of invited speakers:
  • Lada Adamic, University of Michigan
  • Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, University of Notre Dame, Northeastern University
  • Ronald Burt, University of Chicago
  • Damon Centola, MIT
  • Pedro Domingos , University of Washington
  • Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon
  • James Fowler, University of California, San Diego
  • Sanjeev Goyal, University of Cambridge
  • Bernardo Huberman, HP Labs
  • Matthew Jackson, Stanford University
  • Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
  • Rachel Kranton, Duke University
  • David Lazer, Harvard University
  • Jure Leskovec, Stanford
  • Michael Macy, Cornell University
  • Alex (Sandy) Pentland, MIT
  • Duncan Watts, Yahoo! Research
It is really as good as it gets. If you are interested in networked data and can be in New York on September 25-26, then this is an event that you must attend!