Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Great Supernetwork Team at the Great Isenberg School of Management

The latest edition of The Supernetwork Sentinel, the newsletter of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, that I founded in the Fall of 2001 at the Isenberg School, is now available online for download.
It amazes me how much the supernetwork team manages to accomplish through collaboration, support of one another,  working together, and having a great time researching problems wherever supernetworks or networks of networks appear. In the Fall 2014 newsletter, we highlight the recent workshop on cybersecurity risk and enterprises, that we co-organized and that took place at MIT, international conferences that Center Associates spoke at, and recent accolades and awards received. Also, since students are our are future, we noted even the 10th anniversary celebration of the award-winning UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, which took place last Friday at the Isenberg School - complete with a slide show of photos over a decade and  video of testimonials, which included several from the Supernetwork Team - Professor Tina Wakolbinger, Professor Jose Cruz, Professor Amir H. Masoumi, and Professor Leo "Zugang" Liu, who have been great supporters and almost all of them also Chapter Officers plus Isenberg PhD graduates in Management Science!

For all editions of this newsletter over the past decade, please visit our newsletter page.

To do great research, these days, increasingly, it takes a great team, working together, whether it is on problems of humanitarian logistics, environmental issues and supply chains, transportation congestion and policies, quality management and information asymmetry, or even the Future Internet Architecture! With methodological tools of network theory, game theory, projected dynamical systems and variational inequalities, we capture the behavior of interacting agents to gain insights both theoretically and computationally. The collaborations take place across a room, or across oceans. The friendships made support the hard work and make it enjoyable and very rewarding.

And when we get together, whether at conferences, workshops, or just visiting one another, the strong bonds and trust lead to new research directions, and memorable experiences that we treasure.