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Duncan Watts is the Stevens University Professor of Computer and Information Science, Communication, Operations, Information, and Decisions at the University of Pennsylvania. His keynote lecture will begin with a discussion of his research on small-world networks in the late 1990s. Then he will explain the transition from network science to computational social science in the mid-2000s, accompanying the rise of digital platforms and big data. Finally, he will conclude with some speculations about the future of CSS.Speaker Bio
Duncan James Watts is a sociologist and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was formerly a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City. He is known for his work on small-world networks, which in the context of a social network, this results in the small world phenomenon of strangers being linked by a short chain of acquaintances.