The center director is Carter Butts, Associate Professor in Sociology and the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences. Butts is an internationally recognized expert in the field of social networks, and has an extensive record of interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in engineering, statistics, and computer science (including serving as co-PI on several large cross-cutting projects).  On campus, Butts serves on the Irvine Division Council of Calit2 (since 2005) and the Executive Committee of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, and is a member of the Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems, the Center for Organizational Research, and the Center for Emergency Response Technology