Natalie Stanley on Graduate Women in Computer Science panel

All of us in the group are proud of our colleague graduate student Natalie Stanley, who participated in last night’s panel discussion of the Women in Computing Research Symposium 2017, sponsored by the Graduate Women in Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Thanks to Saray Shai for taking this photo of Natalie (second from the left) on the panel.

Natalie Stanley presents SIAM Student Paper Prize talk

As announced previously, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Ph.D. candidate Natalie Stanley is one of the winners of this year’s SIAM Student Paper Prize. She and her fellow winners were officially presented with their awards earlier this week at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Boston. Today, their recognition continued in a special minisymposium at the meeting, where they presented talks about their winning papers.

Congratulations to Natalie on this honor and on giving a wonderful talk.

Mucha, Shai & Taylor present at MBI workshop

A big thank you to all of the organizers of this week’s workshop at MBI on Generalized Network Structures & Dynamics. It was a pleasure to interact with so many colleagues and friends. And we’re grateful that we had the opportunity to present three different presentations. Mucha opened the workshop with an overview talk on “Communities in Multilayer Networks.” Dr. Saray Shai spoke on “Generalized network representations of multimodel transportation systems.” And Dr. Dane Taylor presented our work on “Contagion maps for examining spreading processes on networks.”

Photo credits go to Saray, with apologies that it means we don’t have any photos of her giving her talk!



Mucha presents at GraphEx 2015

A big thank you to the organizers of the Graph Exploitation Symposium, hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory, for inviting me to speak there. I greatly enjoyed my two days at the symposium, which was full of interesting talks, posters, and conversations. It was a wonderful workshop.

Mucha presents at Ohio State

A big thank you to Skyler Cranmer and everyone else that I had the pleasure of interacting with at Ohio State yesterday. I had a lot of fun giving the seminar in the Department of Political Science and am grateful to all of the people who came from different parts of campus.

In addition to all of the great conversations that I enjoyed with various faculty and students, thanks to Skyler for getting us great tickets to the hockey game, which was a lot of fun even though Michigan won. “O-H-I-oh…”

Mucha presents at Princeton

Maybe you can’t go home again, but you can go back to grad school, after a fashion that is. Returning to Princeton to visit PACM for the first time in too long, I greatly enjoyed talking about our temporal eigenvector centrality work in the PACM Colloquium.

It would have been fun if the talk had still been in the old seminar room, since that’s the classroom that I learned perturbation methods in, but apparently not well enough since my postdoc and co-author Dane Taylor has since fixed my error in the calculation for our upcoming paper on the topic of this talk. Still, there was enough irony in this presentation for me.

A big thank you to Amit Singer, Yannis Kevrekidis, Phil Holmes, and everyone else I interacted with on this visit.

On the way out, I couldn’t help ducking into the library for this picture.

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Mucha talks in Duke’s WISeNet seminar


Mucha talked today in the seminar series affiliated with the Duke IGERT on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet), with an overview presentation about ideas and applications in community detection. Special thank yous to Dan Gauthier and Silvia Ferrari for hosting my talk.






Mucha presents at Emory’s Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods

Mucha returned to Atlanta again, this time to speak on “Communities in Networks” in the speaker series at QuanTM, the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methodsat Emory University. QuanTM’s theme for 2013-14 is “Complex Networks”:

Many phenomena in the physical, biological, social, and humanistic worlds can be understood as network-based. Complex networks represent a point of interdisciplinary convergence: they tend to have similar structural properties, regardless of the originating disciplinary field; they raise similar challenges, such as centrality, robustness, dynamics, and diffusion; and they require similar methodological tools across disciplines. We are pleased to host a series of speakers and workshops related to “Complex Networks”.

Special thank yous to the hosts at Emory, particularly but not limited to Michele Benzi, who all made this a very enjoyable visit.

Mucha and Malik at Dynamics Days US 2014

Mucha and postdoctoral associate Dr. Nishant Malik both presented at the 33rd meeting of Dynamics Days US, held this past weekend on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

  • Mucha’s invited talk was titled “Coevolving voter models on networks”.
  • Malik’s contributed talk (which successfully competed against many more contributions submitted than speaking slots available) was titled “Fluctuation of similarity (FLUS) to detect transitions between distinct dynamical regimes in short time series”.

Special thank yous to the organizers. It was nice to be back and see so many of my old colleagues at GT (where I spent 2001-5, before moving to Carolina).

Presentations at Network Frontier Workshop

Postdoctoral associate Dr. Dane Taylor, former graduate student Dr. Feng Shi, and Mucha all participated at the Network Frontier Workshop held this week at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems.

  • Mucha’s invited talk was titled “Time-Dependent Generalizations of Hub and Authority Scores”.
  • Taylor contributed a talk titled “Dynamics in Hybrid Complex Systems of Switches and Oscillators”.
  • Shi presented a poster, “Hypergraph Representations of the Social World,” about some of his recent work as part of the Metaknowledge Network.

Thank you to the organizers for putting on a very enjoyable workshop.