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Wasserman to collaborate on $35.5M project

WassRudy Professor of Psychology Stanley Wasserman, who is also chair of the Department of Statistics, is collaborating in a $35.5 million Army Research Laboratory project with School of Informatics and Computing professor Alessandro Vespignani.

The two will work with researchers from 10 additional universities and corporations to study social and cognitive networks. Their work over the next five years will focus on dynamic processes in networks and also on the study of organizational networks and how knowledge is spread from peer to peer in the modern military. They will receive $850,000 during this period and expect to receive equivalent funding for an additional five years as their work proceeds.

The Army Research Laboratory has named the following corporate and academic partners on the project: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Corp., Northeastern University, and City University of New York. Along with IU, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Maryland will participate.

PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY: Professor Stanley Wasserman, left, chair of the Department of Statistics, and Informatics professor Alessandro Vespignani, will work with researchers from ten other institutions on a $35.5 million Army Research Laboratory study.