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Socio-Cultural and Dynamic Information in Social Networks

Socio-Cultural and Dynamic Information in Social Networks

Eunice E. Santos (Illinois Institute of Technology)


This talk focuses on computational social systems. In particular, we
will discuss how to effectively and systematically represent
socio-cultural information in order to provide insights in social
networks analyses. We refer to such new network structures as
Culturally-Infused Social Networks (CISN). We will also present
methods for social networks analyses that are anytime-anywhere
methodologies that deal with dynamically changing information.


Eunice E. Santos is the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor at
the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is also the Department Chair
of Computer Science. She was a professor at Virginia Tech, Lehigh
University, and UTEP, and was a Senior Research Fellow for the
Department of Defense Center for Technology and National Security
Policy. She has served as the Director of the National Center for
Border Security and Immigration, Director of the Center for Defense
Systems Research, and Founding Director of the Institute of Defense &
Security at UTEP. She is a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society
Technical Achievement Award (for pioneering work in Computational
Social Systems). She has also received an NSF Career Award, the
Robinson Faculty Award, the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching,
and other awards. She is a past member of the IDA/DARPA Defense
Science Study Group.  She is the Founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the
new IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. She received
her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California,
Berkeley. She also has BS and MS degrees in both Mathematics and
Computer Science. She is a Fellow of AAAS.