CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS CO-CHAIRED

International Symposium on Science of Science
Library of Congress, Washington D.C., March 2016

Quantifying Science, CCS'15 Satellite
Tempe, Arizona, October 1, 2015

CompleNet, 6th Workshop on Complex Networks
New York City, March 2015

ImBig, CIKM 2014 Workshop on Interactive Mining for Big Data
Shanghai, China, November 2014

Quantifying Success, ECCS’13
Barcelona, Spain, September 2013

Science of Success Symposia
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 2013.

SocialD - A Conversation on Social Dynamics, NetSci’13
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2013

Third Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets and Networks (NetMob 2013) 
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 2013

Second Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets and Networks (NetMob 2011)
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 2011

International Workshop on Finding Patterns of Human Behavior in NEtwork and MObility Data (NEMO, ECML/PKDD 2011)
Athens, Greece. September 2011

 

TALKS

Radical Social Science & Humanities
Attendee
Amazon Headquarters, Seattle, WA, October 2017

Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC)
Keynote
Ballston, VA, September 2017

Network Science Institute
Visiting Speaker
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, September 2017

AI & Public Policy Workshop
Keynote
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2017

International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 )
Keynote
Cologne, Germany, July 2017

The 4th Satellite on Quantifying Success, NetSci 2017
Keynote
Indianapolis, IN, June 2017

IEMS Department, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, April 2017

Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, January 2017

WebScience@10
“Predictive Signals Behind Success”
Evanston, IL, November 2016

AAAI Symposium 
Invited Speaker
Washington, D.C., November 2016 

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, September 2016

Science Foo Camp, Google
Invited Attendee
Mountain View, CA, July 2016 

Symposium on Research Methodologies in the Big Data Era (SRMBD 2016)
Keynote
State College, PA, May 2016 

NIH Grand Challenges Workshop, NIH
Invited Panelist
March 2016

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN, March 2016

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, February 2016
 
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, February 2016  

NICO, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, February 2016

Satellite at Conference on Complex Systems
Invited Speaker
Tempe, AZ, October 2015

Big Data Social Science Seminar, Penn State University
Invited Speaker
University Park, PA, October 2015

AFOSR and BRICC
Keynote
Arlington, VA, July 2015

International Conference on Computational Social Science
Finland, June 2015 

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, April 2015

Metaknowledge Spring Workshop, University of Chicago
Invited Speaker
Chicago, IL, March 2015 

The 10th Chinese Conference on Complex Networks 
"Quantifying Long-Term Scientific Impact"
Changsha, China, October 17, 2014

The First Alibaba Forum on Complexity
"Information Sciences and Technology in the Era of Big Data" 
Alibaba, Hangzhou, China, October 15, 2014

The First Alibaba Forum on Complexity
Invited Speaker
Alibaba, Hangzhou, China, October 2014 

AFOSR
Invited Speaker
Arlington, VA, August 2014 

Metaknowledge Summer Meeting
Invited
Pacific Grove, CA, August 2014 

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, April 28, 2014

Physical Sciences Seminar Series, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY, April 11, 2014

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, February 24, 2014

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, February 14, 2014

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, January 21, 2014 

Services Research Seminar Series, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY, November 7, 2013

Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN2013), NYU Stern
"Predicting Scientific Success"
New York, NY, October 4, 2013

NetSci 2013: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"The Science of Success" 
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 7, 2013

Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing, China, May 28, 2013

JointNet Seminar, Northeastern University
Boston, MA, April 11, 2013

FuturICT Workshop, MIT Media Lab
"The Science of Impact" 
Cambridge, MA, February 13, 2013

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY, December 12, 2012

MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, MA, November 27, 2012

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY, November 16, 2012

NetSci 2012: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"Modeling the Dynamics of Impact"
Chicago, IL, June 20, 2012
* Best Student Talk

American Physical Society March Meeting 2012
"Information Spreading in Context"
Boston, MA, February 27, 2012

Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN2011), NYU Stern
"Human Mobility and Social Networks" 
New York, NY, October 1, 2011

Professional Interest Community (PIC) of KDD, Mobile, and AI, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
"Human Mobility and Social Networks"
Hawthorne, NY, September 16, 2011 

Semantic Analysis and Integration Department, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
"A Phase Diagram of Watson"
Hawthorne, NY, September 14, 2011

Department Seminar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
"Team Performance and A Phase Diagram of Watson"
Hawthorne, NY, September 7, 2011

CAIDA Invited Seminar, UCSD
"Human Mobility and Social Networks"
San Diego, CA, August 25, 2011

Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD2011)
"Human Mobility, Social Ties, and Link Prediction" (Poster)
San Diego, CA, August 23, 2011

NetSci 2011: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"Impact of Human Mobility on Social Networks" 
Budapest, Hungary, June 9, 2011

NetSci 2011: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"Determining Factors of Information Spreading Processes" 
Budapest, Hungary, June 7, 2011

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks (WIDS), MIT LIDS
"Impact of Context on Information Spreading" 
Cambridge, MA, May 31, 2011

Department of Physics, Northeastern University
"Quantifying and Modeling Gladwell's The Tipping Point"
Boston, MA, April 6, 2011

Proceedings of the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011)
"Information Spreading in Context"
Hyderabad, India, April 1, 2011

HSCB Focus 2011: Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling Program
"Collective Response of Human Populations to Large-Scale Emergencies"
Chantilly, VA, February 9, 2011

Department Seminar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
"Understanding Information Spreading Processes"
Hawthorne, NY, August 18, 2010

SCNARC Seminar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
"Impact of Human Mobility on Social Networks"
Hawthorne, NY, May 26, 2010

NetSci 2010: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"Localization of Social Communication" 
Boston, MA, May 13, 2010

NetSci 2010: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"Response of Human Populations to Large-Scale Emergencies" (Poster)
Boston, MA, May 13, 2010

Department of Physics, Northeastern University
"Response of Human Populations to Large-Scale Emergencies" 
Boston, MA, April 7, 2010
* Best Speaker Prize

Research Scholarship EXPO 2010, Northeastern University
"Response of Human Populations to Large-Scale Emergencies" (Poster) 
Boston, MA, March 24, 2010

American Physical Society March Meeting 2010
"Localization of Social Communication"
Portland, OR, March 15, 2010

NetSci 2009: International Workshop and Conference on Network Science
"Social Mobility of the Network Kind"
Venice, Italy, July 3, 2009

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
“Longitudinal Analysis on a Large-Scale Social Network"
Cambridge, MA, June 24, 2009

Department of Physics, Northeastern University
"How Many Real Friends Do You Have?"
Boston, MA, April 8, 2009