The Age of Networks:
Social, Cultural, and Technological Connections
A message from Age of Networks organizer Noshir Contractor, leader of the Science of Networks in Communities research group at NCSA and a professor in the Department of Speech Communication.
The Age of Networks Speaker Series draws to a close with Jon Kleinberg's lecture on May 1. Between Spring 2006 and Spring 2007, the Age of Networks Speaker Series hosted 32 distinguished U.S. and international network scholars from a wide variety of disciplines including communication, computer science, engineering, information science, law, life sciences, organizational science, physical sciences, and the social sciences.
The series was made possible by generous support from the Office of the Provost, the Center for Advanced Study, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Very special thanks to the following who worked tirelessly to make this an exceptionally well-organized series.
- Center for Advanced Study: Masumi Iriye, Jackie Jenkins, Nancy Sarabi, Duane Svenson, Liesel Wildhagen
- National Center for Supercomputing Applications: Trish Barker, Chris Carpenter, George Estes, Steve Kleinvehn, Cheryl Reeder, Jean Soliday
- Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences' (ATLAS) Audio Visual Unit: Colleen Cook, Jay Eychaner, Liam Moran, Orkham Mastanov, Paul Riismandel
- Department of Speech Communication: Amy Holland, Margie Salmon, Mary Strum
And, last but not least:
Chunke Su, a graduate student in Speech Communication and member of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group, who served as the manager of the Age of Networks Speaker Series.
We hope the digital resources from the Series made available on this website will continue to stimulate the growth and excitement in advancing the frontiers of Network Science at UIUC -- and beyond!