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 […]Continue Reading →
Speaker: Dr. Tuomas Ylä-Anttila
Title: Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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
The study of Complex Networks (CN), that is, unstructured graphs, has originated in the 1970s in sociological research and has since been applied […]Continue Reading →
Speaker: Shreyas Sundaram
Title: Reaching Agreement in Complex Networks: Avoiding the Influence of Extreme Agents
Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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 […]Continue Reading →