Yu Huang

On June 1, 2016 By

Yu Huang is currently completing her PhD degree in Urban Planning at the School of Planning, University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the complex interactions within the urban housing market system and the emergent urban patterns and market dynamics. Specifically, based on a home buyer and seller survey, she will explore the heterogeneous location […]

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Speaker: Dr. Tuomas Ylä-Anttila
Title: Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Abstract

Faced with the threat of climate change, some countries have managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while in other countries emissions keep growing. What explains this national variation? The 20-country comparative research project Comparing Climate Change Policy […]

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Call for entries

On November 17, 2014 By

Are you a university student interested in communication, collaboration networks and open source communities? Are you looking for a chance to win $500? Then WICI has a challenge for you!

In conjunction with Dr. John McLevey’s talk, WICI is hosting its first challenge of the 2014-2015 year.

We’re looking for short essays (1000-1500 words) about […]

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Currently working as a researcher and data analyst at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France, Kariappa Bheemaiah‘s previous experiences include working as a marine engineer, a french foreign legionnaire, and as a business professional. Along with pursuing research related to inequality and youth employability for an EU project, he frequently Continue Reading

Robert Babin

On May 7, 2015 By

Robert Babin is working towards an MA in the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning. After completing a BES in Planning, he continued at the school to work on a large agent-based modeling project to simulate development in Waterloo Region. Within this project he is using spatial econometric techniques to estimate heterogeneous home buyer […]

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Milton Friesen

On September 6, 2011 By

Milton Friesen’s work includes serving on the executive team of Cardus, a public policy think tank, in addition to pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. He has had diverse leadership and research experience that includes local and national non-profit contexts, elected municipal service, corporate communications work, undergraduate […]

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Katherine Laycock

On February 5, 2016 By

Katherine Laycock is currently enrolled in PhD studies at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. Her research seeks to identify barriers in local information and communication mechanisms to improve environmental planning for climate change adaptation in complex urban areas in the Philippines. More specifically, she is investigating associations and information exchanges between […]

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In her doctoral research, with the Department of Environment and Resource Studies (ERS), Perin Ruttonsha applies concepts from complex systems, social-ecological resilience, social innovation, and biomimicrymdiscourses, in examining processes and opportunities for the long-term, adaptive transformation of human settlements along sustainability pathways. She is especially interested in relational dynamics, social-eco-technological regime shifts, […]

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Andjela Tatarovic enjoys learning and questionning the essence of things. Philosophy is a natural pass-time while quantifying ideas is more of a challenge, but enjoyed nonetheless. She likes learning the languages of things, and the relation between the abstract and the concrete. Through architecture, she has taken a particular interest in the etymolgogy of […]

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Ola Tjornbo

On August 30, 2011 By

Ola Tjornbo completed his undergraduate degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic history and literature at Peterhouse Cambridge. He then worked in farming and the wine industry before returning to university in 2006 in Stockholm. At Stockholm he continued to explore the relationship between man and nature in his MSci in […]

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Haotian Zhang

On May 7, 2015 By

Haotian Zhang is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2012. His research interests are in the areas of network science and design of fault-tolerant algorithms. Specifically, he […]

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Chris Bauch

On September 18, 2012 By

Chris Bauch is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He studies epidemiological and ecological systems with a particular emphasis on evaluating interventions such as vaccines. He is particularly interested in coupling models of human behaviour with models of disease dynamics or ecological dynamics. Examples of research […]

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Mike Batty

On August 30, 2011 By

Mike Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he directs the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). From 1990 to 1995, he was Director of the NSF National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) in the State University of New York at Buffalo.

From 1979 until 1990, he […]

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Peter Carrington

On June 5, 2014 By

Peter Carrington is Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. His current research project, the Canadian Criminal Careers and Criminal Networks Study, combines his long-standing interests in social network analysis and in the development of crime and delinquency. His articles have appeared in various journals, including the Journal of […]

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Hans De Sterck

On November 27, 2012 By

Hans De Sterck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. His area of research is computational mathematics and scientific computing, with applications to problems in science, engineering and technology. A recent research focus is to develop models and algorithms for graph and […]

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Owen Gallupe

On October 16, 2014 By

Owen Gallupe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University (2012). His research generally examines peer group dynamics as they relate to various forms of offending, often using social network analysis. He is […]

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John McLevey

On April 28, 2014 By

John McLevey is an Assistant Professor in Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo, with cross-appointments to Sociology and Legal Studies, and Environment and Resource Studies. He has a PhD (2013) in Sociology from McMaster University.

His current research uses network analysis to examine (1) how cross-sectoral collaborations shape the development of […]

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Manjana Milkoreit

On March 14, 2012 By

Manjana Milkoreit is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative at ASU’s Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Her research focuses on the role of cognition in climate change politics, and more generally the way cognitive processes such as imagination or scientific knowledge impact the search for and implementation of solutions to […]

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Marten Scheffer

On August 30, 2011 By

Marten Scheffer (1958) currently leads the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group at Wageningen University. He is interested in unraveling the mechanisms that determine the stability and resilience of complex systems.

Although much of his work has focused on the ecosystems of lakes, he has also worked with a range of scientists […]

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Isaac Tamblyn

On May 28, 2015 By

Isaac Tamblyn is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and holds a joint appointment with the National Research Council of Canada. Before joining UOIT, he conducted postdoctoral studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow). He earned his PhD in […]

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Mark Tovey

On November 4, 2011 By

Mark edited Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (EIN Press, 2008), he is Co-Editor (with Hassan Masum) of The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions are Reshaping the Offline World (MIT Press, 2011), and was editor of WorldChanging Canada from 2006–2010. Mark’s passions lie in […]

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Speaker: Dr. Chris Bauch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph
Title: How mathematics can help explain vaccine scares and associated disease dynamics
Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Category: Seminar

Abstract:

Mortality due to vaccine-preventable infectious diseases is declining worldwide, thanks to ever-expanding […]

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Speaker: Sasha Gutfraind (University of Texas at Austin)
Title: Crime and Terror: Mathematical Exploration and Modeling of Dark Networks
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Category: Non-WICI Event

Abstract:

The study of Complex Networks (CN), that is, unstructured graphs, has originated in the 1970s in sociological research and has since been applied […]

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Speaker: Shreyas Sundaram
Title: Reaching Agreement in Complex Networks: Avoiding the Influence of Extreme Agents
Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Category: Seminar

Professor Shreyas Sundaram describes a special case of information diffusion where all nodes in the network synchronize (or reach agreement) on some parameter of interest. He focuses on a class […]

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