In an age when people can communicate through shared computer screens from distant locations, instant messaging on cell phones, or e-mail accessed through portable wireless devices, it’s easy to forget the importance of face-to-face contact, especially in developing trust and forging new partnerships. That’s why the
As part of the Year of Exploration, Kathleen Carley, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, will speak tomorrow, February 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Katzer Collaboratory, 347 Hinds Hall. She will address the topic Assessing Terror Networks. The lecture is open to the public.
Carley’s discussion will focus on the structure and vulnerabilities of terrorist groups and the role of dynamic network techniques in assessing them. Dynamic network techniques differ from traditional social network techniques in that they make it possible to simultaneously consider multiple, probabilistic, and evolving connections among various entities such as people, resources, events, and locations rather than just binary connections among people at a single time period. In other words, dynamic network techniques allow us to ask who is critical, what resources to they have, and why.
“Our initial goal was to find the overlap of common research interests between the information and engineering schools and to develop interdisciplinary synergies,” says Trustee Professor Liz Liddy G’77, G’88 of the
Kathleen Carley is a professor for Software Research International at the