Facebook figures out that you know Holly, although you haven’t seen her in 10 years, because you have four mutual friends — a good predictor of direct friendship. But sometimes Facebook gets it wrong. “Hey, I don’t know Harry!”
Roger Guimera and Marta Sales-Pardo, a husband-wife research team at Northwestern University, have developed a universal method that can accurately ...[Read full story]
Rufaro Mukogo and Xiaohan Zeng (ChBE Department) both join the Amaral Lab for their graduate research and thesis work.[Read full story]
Proud parents Marta Sales-Pardo and Roger Guimerà welcomed the arrival of their son Arnau at 18:12 on October 28. Please join us in congratulating the healthy and happy family![Read full story]
Michael J. Stringer successfully defends his PhD thesis. Mike has worked on a complex systems approach to bibliometrics, the quantitative study of the scientific process. His contributions include an analysis of the effectiveness of journal ranking schemes as a tool for locating information (available here) and a study of the effect of network position on the performance of scientists.[Read full story]
You’re not as different from Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin after all, at least when it comes to patterns of correspondence.
A new Northwestern University study of human behavior has determined that those who wrote letters using pen and paper — long before electronic mail existed — did so in a pattern similar to the way people use e-mail today.
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The Amaral Lab invites applications for several postdoctoral positions. We conduct high-impact research in the area of complex systems. Current research projects include systems-level study of cellular metabolism, modeling of ecosystem structure and robustness, modeling of human activity patterns, and quantification of research productivity. Hires will be expected to conduct computational research in several of the on-going projects, to take ...[Read full story]
R. Dean Malmgren successfully defends his PhD thesis. Dean’s work has revolved around understanding complex systems from the behavior of their constituents. In particular, Dean has focused on understanding human activity patterns, and his work has been published in top journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Science (in the press).[Read full story]
Adam Pah has been admitted to the NIH-funded Biotechnology Training Program. The Northwestern Biotechnology Training Program is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program which provides select graduate students (Trainees) greater research and training opportunities than those available through the individual departments. It promotes interdisciplinary education in biotechnology, interactions among faculty and students with interests in biotechnology, and provides a substantial exposure ...[Read full story]
Northwestern University has promoted Luís Amaral to the rank of Full Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The promotion is effective September 1st, 2009.[Read full story]
Dr. Roger Guimerà, a research assistant professor in our group, was offered a position as a senior research professor in ICREA. This is a tenured position corresponding to full professor which will be associated with the Department of Chemical Engineering at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, Catalonia. ICREA, an institution without walls, works closely with Catalan universities and research ...[Read full story]