Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Lot of Great News from the Supernetworks Center

It has been a real privilege serving as the Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

I founded the Center back in 2001 and,  in 2003, the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization was established. The Center and Lab have hosted many luminaries from the research and corporate worlds and even from the non-profit sector.

We have always emphasized scholarship and education and our website is regularly updated. It also provides a terrific timeline of visitors, research, talks given, and many other activities that the Center and Center Associates have been involved in.

I always say that, by working together,  we can accomplish so much more and I take great pride in the research that we have done on network systems addressing such important issues as: transportation and  network vulnerability, humanitarian and healthcare supply chains, financial networks and risk management, sustainable transportation, decision-making on complex networks, including e-commerce, and, more recently, even the redesign of the Internet to offer more Choices. We have tried to advance both applications as well as methodologies.

Our research and associated activities have garnered support from many different foundations, from the National Science Foundation to AT&T, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for International Education, among others. I have also used funds from the John F. Smith Memorial Fund to support the Center's activities and its various missions.

As the 2012 year draws to a close, I am pleased to share with you the 2013 Winter edition of The Supernetwork Sentinel, which is the Center's newsletter.

All editions of our newsletter can be found and downloaded here.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and prosperous New 2013 Year!

Thank you for your support!