9th ANN / SONIC / NICO Network Theory Workshop



Northwestern University is pleased to host the 9th ANN / SONIC / NICO Network Theory Workshop at the Evanston campus. This invitation only international workshop is convened annually and sponsored by 
Annenberg Networks Network (ANN), Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group, and Northwestern Institute of Complexity (NICO).  This workshop is hosted by Northwestern University and University of Southern California.
 

The theme of this year's workshop is Brain Science and Social Networks. Topics will include theoretical, empirical and computational advances at the intersection of neuroscience and social networks. 

Programming begins the evening of Thursday, October 25th and concludes at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th. 


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Schedule

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time Event
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Terra & Vine, 1701 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL

Welcome
Michael J. Fishman, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research and Norman Strunk Professor of Financial Institutions, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Friday, October 26, 2018

Time Event
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Transportation from Hilton Garden Inn to Kellogg Global Hub (chartered shuttle will be available for this duration)
Participants staying at Hampton Inn & Suites will be provided Uber codes for transport
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Seminar Room 5101, 5th Floor, Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Noshir Contractor,
Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University

Julio M. Ottino, Dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 1

Brain and Social Network Dynamics Associated with Susceptibility to Social Influence
Emily Falk, Associate Professor of Communication, Psychology and Marketing, Annenberg School for Communication at Penn

Neural Markers of Popularity and the Evolution of Liking Over Time
Kevin Ochsner, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Psychology, Columbia University  
10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Session 2

Wilde’s Dilemma: The Role of Deception in Social Networks
Matthew Brashears, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of South Carolina

Making Predictions in the Social World

Diana Tamir, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Seminar Room 4101, 4th Floor, Kellogg Global Hub
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Session 3

Neural Homophily: Similar Neural Responses Predict Friendship
Carolyn Parkinson, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Linguistic Homophily: Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks

Adam Kleinbaum, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Session 4

Contributions of Parallel Nigrostriatal Dopamine Circuits to Reward Learning and Habit Formation
Talia Lerner, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

What Synchronicity Between Brains Can Predit when it Comes to Content and Experiences
Moran Cerf, Associate Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session 5

An Artificial and Human Intelligence Approach to the Replication Problem in Science
Brian Uzzi, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at Kellogg School of Management and Co-Director of Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University

Cognitive Search and Social Networks
Edward (Ned) Smith, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Group Photo
Gies Plaza, 1st Floor, Kellogg Global Hub
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception & Spark Talks
White Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Kellogg Global Hub

Understanding Social Influence on Communication Success in a Real-Risk Environment
Jean Vettel, Senior Science Lead / Neuroscientist, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Network Neuroscience: Superior in Explanation, Inferior in Prediction. A Dimensionality Problem?
Rene Weber, Professor Media Neuroscience, University of California Santa Barbara

Childhood Peer Network Characteristics: Genetic Influences, Links with Early Mental Health Trajectories, but What of the Brain?
Philip Shaw, Earl Stadtman Investigator, Neurobehavioral Clinical Research Section of the National Human Genome Research Institute

Who Comes to Mind? Dynamic Construction of Personal Networks
Joseph Bayer, Assistant Professor, School of Communications, The Ohio State University

The Coupled Brains of Captivated Audiences
Ralf Schmӓelzle, Assistant Professor, Communication, Michigan State University

New Methods for Event Network Analysis
Aaron Schecter, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Presentation & Performance
Stephen Alltop, Senior Lecturer, Conducting and Ensemble, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University and Orchestra
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Dinner
8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Transportation from Kellogg Global Hub to Hilton Garden Inn (chartered shuttle will be available for this duration)

Participants staying at Hampton Inn & Suites will be provided Uber codes for transport




Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time Event
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Transportation from Hilton Garden Inn to Kellogg Global Hub (chartered shuttle will be available for this duration)

Participants staying at Hampton Inn & Suites will be provided Uber codes for transport



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Seminar Room 5101, 5th Floor, Kellogg Global Hub
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Barbara J. O'Keefe, Dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 6

Neural Detection of Socially Valued Community Members
Sylvia Morelli, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Do Structural Holes Increase Innovative Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Eric Quintane, Associate Professor of Management, The University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Session 7

Linking the Social World to the Structural Human Connectome
Tim Verstynen, Associate Professor of Psychology, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Decoding the Neural Representation of Story Meanings Across Languages
Morteza Dehghani, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Boxed Lunch & Panel Discussion on Charting the Future
Moderators: Emily Falk & Moran Cerf

Panelists:
Alessandro Lomi, Professor of Organization Theory and Behavior, University of Lugano (Switzerland)

Kevin Ochsner, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Psychology, Columbia University  

Jean Vettel, Senior Science Lead / Neuroscientist, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Workshop Wrap-Up

Conference Organizers

Manuel Castells

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CHAIR IN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY / UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM

Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. He is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology, in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and in the School of International Relations.

Noshir Contractor

Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Science & Director of SONIC Research Group / Northwestern University

Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. He is the Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University. 



Janet Fulk

Professor of Communications / UNIVERsity of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Janet Fulk is a professor of communication in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and professor of management & organization in the USC Marshall School of Business. She holds M.B.A. and Ph.D. in administrative sciences from The Ohio State University.



Peter Monge

Professor of Communications / University of Southern California Anneberg School for Communications and Journalism

Peter Monge is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and Professor of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He is also the Director of the Annenberg Networks Network, a research center focused on communication network theory and research.


Brian Uzzi

RICHARD L. THOMAS PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE / KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, data science, artifical intelligence and machine learning. He is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. 

Program Co-Organizers

Emily Falk

Associate Professor of Communications/ UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Emily Falk is an Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, with secondary appointments in Psychology and Marketing at Penn. Falk employs a variety of methods in the performance of her research, with a focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). 

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Moran Cerf

Associate Professor of Marketing/ Kellogg School of Management

Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern university, and a member of the institute on complex systems.