The CCS Members who are interested in Social Systems Informatics (led by Program Director Daniel Messinger) have launched a Speaker Series. As the first guest, the group is pleased to present a trio of events around Brian Uzzi. The main event, a TALK on 2/14 entitled “A Simple Model of the Shift from Low to High Lethality for Terror Organizations” will be preceded by a PAPER READING on 2/12, and a TEAM SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE with Prof. Uzzi earlier in the day on 2/14. (Please Note: Prof. Uzzi will not be present for the 2/12 paper reading session.)
Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant, and speaker on leadership, social networks, and new media. In his 2/14 TALK, he will present a mathematical model for predicting a terror group’s capabilities and resources for lethality, as well as the point when terror groups shift from a behavioral state of low to high lethality. At the model’s heart is a novel use of attack lethality and interevent time data. Tested on two released large-scale global terror databases that recorded thousands of verified terror groups and their hundreds of thousands of attacks from 1970–2014, the model provides an indispensable early warning signal for identifying lethality using just a fraction of a group’s early behavior.
Prof. Uzzi is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the Kellogg School of Management (Professor, Management and Organizations), and Professor of Sociology and Professor of Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
|1||Mon 2/12||3:00-4:30 PM||
Brian Uzzi Journal Club (Please Note: Prof. Uzzi will not be present for this event.)
330G Ungar Bldg.
|3||Wed 2/14||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||
“Collaborations, Teams, and Emptions” Team Science Round Table Discussion with Prof. Brian Uzzi
330G Conf. Room
|2||Wed 2/14||3:00-5:00 PM||
Brian Uzzi Terrorism TALK: “A Simple Model of the Shift from Low to High Lethality for Terror Organizations”
230C-D Ungar Bldg.