Who We Are
The Networks, Computation, and Social Dynamics (NCASD) Lab studies the structure and evolution of complex systems, from the architecture of proteins to the dynamics of organizational collaboration. We develop and apply mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques for the modeling and measurement of structure, function, and dynamics, with a particular focus on social, biological, and physical systems that can be characterized in terms of relational (i.e., network) structure. Housed within the Center for Networks and Relational Analysis at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), the NCASD Lab is an interdisciplinary group whose members variously hail from the social, computational, statistical, and physical sciences and engineering. Our work seeks to make basic science contributions that also inform technology, policy, and human health.