Mucha gives Focus on Math talk at BYU

A big thank you to everyone in the Mathematics department at BYU for hosting me this week to give their Focus on Math talk and follow up with more details in the Discrete Math seminar. I had a fabulous time and greatly enjoyed our many mathematical conversations.

Threshold Networks Conference in Nottingham

A big thank you to the organizers of the Threshold Networks conference at University of Nottingham. It was a great conference full of interesting talks and engaging conversations. I was honored to be invited and to get to be the kickoff speaker on the first day after the tutorials. And I’m also happy to have Des Higham make fun of me for some of my particular choices in my presentation.

(It’s a network science joke. But, hey, if the trophy had been there on site and I hadn’t done this, I’d probably be kicking myself. And in case you were wondering, @MuchaPeter is not me.)


Network Frontier Workshop presentation now online

With continued thanks to the organizers of the Network Frontier Workshop, I am happy to see that they’ve put this year’s talks online.

Mucha presents at the Network Frontier Workshop

A big thank you to Adilson Motter and the whole team of people at Northwestern for continuing their Network Frontier Workshop series. While it would have been nice to see everyone in person like in past years, the online virtual format worked well. Congratulations to the organizers for working well through the technical details. I greatly enjoyed the talks and was honored to participate again.

“One Great Idea” Presentation

I was deeply honored to be invited to speak yesterday at the 1st Symposium for the Society of Young Network Scientists (SYNS). And I was perhaps a little daunted to be asked to speak in their “One Great Idea” session! Thank you to everyone who told me later that they found my “Do What Works For You” presentation helpful, or at least thought provoking.

I have special gratitude to Lego Grad Student, PHD Comics and xkcd, for being such great sources of material (all properly cited, of course).

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!



Triangle Area Graduate Math Conference

Thanks greatly to the organizers of this year’s Triangle Area Graduate Math Conference, held at NC State. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to give the plenary lecture and hear the research presentations of multiple graduate students.

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.