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Conference for Fall 2008

Fifth Symposium

Frontiers of statistical, mathematical and computational sciences (smcs)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Venue: Room #651, Duques Hall, The George Washington University, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC

With partial support from the Army Research Office, this Symposium is being hosted by the Institute for Reliability and Risk Analysis (IRRA) in the Statistics Department, and the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences (I²SDS), in the Department of Decision Sciences, the George Washington University. Our objective is to emphasize the potential contributions of synergistic role of these disciplines to other areas such as biological, engineering, environmental, health, physical and social sciences. This year’s symposium will focus on the dynamics of social networks, both mathematical underpinnings and applications.

Day 1

0930-0945: Opening Remarks

0945-1215: Session I Chair: Professor Reza Modarres, GWU

0945-1045: Statistical Models of Networks, Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie-Mellon University

1045-1115: Break

1115-1215: From Disaster to WoW: Understanding and Enabling Networks in 21st Century, Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

1215-1345: Lunch Break

1345-1615: Session II Chair: Professor Sudip Bose, GWU

1345-1445: Statistical Models for Networks, Stanley Wasserman, Indiana University

1445-1515: Break

1515-1615: Stochastic Models of Rational Decision-making in Dynamic Environments, Bruce West, US Army Research Office

Day 2

0945-1215: Session III Chair: Professor Hosam Mahmoud, GWU

0945-1045: Dynamic Graphs and Complex Dynamical Systems, Dragoslav Siljak, Santa Clara University

1045-1115: Break

1115-1215: Dynamic and Interactive Models of Social Networks, G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida

1215-1330: Lunch Break

1330-1600: Session IV Chair: Professor Refik Soyer, GWU

1330-1430: Social Systems as (not only) Complex Interactive Networks, Péter Érdi, Kalamazoo College

1430-1500: Break

1500-1600: Evolution and Learning in Games, William Sandholm, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1600: Concluding Remarks/Adjourn

Contact Details: Jagdish Chandra, Research Professor, Department of Statistics, the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Tel: (202) 994-0179; E-mail: jchandra@gwu.edu.

Directions: Foggy Bottom/GWU metro stop is located on the Orange/Blue lines. Duques Hall is a short walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.