Virgile Galle, Mallory Sheth, John Silberholz
Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
The OR Center participates in MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP) by offering informational seminars focusing on the OR Center and on current research and the practice of OR.
Date: Wednesday, January 28th
Description: Social networks have grown in scale and popularity in recent years, with several social networks boasting more than one billion registered users. The MIT Operations Research Center has organized a day-long seminar on the role of social networks in operations research, exploring how data from these networks can be used to make decisions or to understand social phenomena. Four speakers, including those from both industry and academic settings, will present their work and experience on topics ranging from marketing to studying social response to disease outbreaks.
9:30am - 10:00am - Intro and Continental Breakfast
10:00am - 11:00am - Aykut Firat: Surfacing Patterns in Social Data
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Natasha Markuzon: Interplay between Social Response and Disease Spread: Panic, Behavior Changes, and Disease Containment
More detals at http://www.mit.edu/~orc/seminars/iap.html
Sponsor(s): Operations Research Center
Contact: Virgile Galle, email@example.com