Networks are present in every aspect of life; they describe how things connect and interact, and help us compare a wide variety of systems. Today’s technology allows us to study real world networks. Over the past 40 years there has been a radical shift toward an emphasis on the data-driven science of networks for analyzing, federating and making discovery in large-scale streaming data sets. This movement coincides with an escalation in the complexity of the kinds of biomedical, socio-economic, environmental, and technological problems science has to address, along with the ability to gather and store vast amounts of data. Hence the rise of Network Science as a scientific discipline, and the concurrent urgent need for education pathways to include Network Science. NetSciEd aims to address this need. 


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MEET THE TEAM


                                                   
                        STEPHEN UZZO                                                                                                CATHERINE CRAMER
Stephen Uzzo is Vice President for Science and Technology for the New York Hall of Science. His areas of interest include researching how young people learn complex science.    Catherine Cramer is Project Manager at the New York Hall of Science, with interests in network science education, "big data", embodied cognition, design-based learning, digital humanities and computational processes, and resilience strategies. Her background is in science education and translation, encompassing communication strategies, content development, and public science events.


                                                                                                                             
HIROKI SAYAMA
Hiroki Sayama is Director of the Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group and Associate Professor in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University, State University of New York. His research areas include complex dynamical networks, complex systems, computational social science, mathematical biology/artificial life, and interactive systems.
  LORI SHEETZ
Lori Sheetz does outreach and education research at the Network Science Center at West Point bringing the new field of network science to middle and high school students from around the United States through STEM workshops and yearlong research projects. She enjoys engaging students in STEM topics using the framework of networks, technology tools, and drawing on student insights gained through the prevalent adolescent use of social networks.
  Mason Porter
Mason Porter is Professor of Nonlinear and Complex Systems at the University of Oxford. He is based in the Mathematical Institute and is also a Tutorial Fellow in Applied Mathematics at Somerville College. He has coauthored more than 100 papers on a wide variety of topics in complex systems, nonlinear systems, and networks. He was the recipient of the 2014 Erdős-Rényi prize in network science in recognition of both his scholarship and his outreach efforts.


 You can contact the team at netscied@nyscience.org