Congratulations to my long-time collaborator and coauthor Mason Porter for winning this year’s Erdős–Rényi Prize in Network Science! The prize is awarded annually to a researcher under the age of 40 in network science.
Mason’s and my collaboration dates back to our collective time at Georgia Tech, when I was an assistant professor and he was a postdoc. I wish I could claim him as “my” postdoc, but I was only one of (at least) three people with different varieties of mentoring responsibilities with Mason during his time at Georgia Tech. We started our foray into network science together in 2003, co-advising a pair of summer undergraduate research students, including Thomas Callaghan, pictured with us here. We’ve all come a long way since then.
Well deserved, Mason!