Advisory Board

External Advisory Board Members

CNS-NRT Animated LogoThe advisory board provides critical advice on many aspects of our CNS-NRT training program, including research directions, evaluation, recruiting activities, and the design of our training program. In addition, in some cases, they are in a position to directly publicize and recommend top students to our program, as well as receive students for internships in their institutions. 

The following prominent individuals have agreed to serve on our External Advisory Board:

PhD

Website:
https://www.sice.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profile.html?profile_id=175

(Assistant Dean for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Commercialization, SICE) Dr. Brown directs the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program for the school, which includes serving as the Executive Director of the Shoemaker Innovation Center ("The Shoebox") and Lecturer of Technology Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship. In his role as the Director of Strategic Initiatives, he works closely with the dean to develop and manage partnerships and programs deemed important to bringing the strategic vision set for the SICE to fruition, including coordinating the technology commercialization initiatives for the school.

PhD

(Chief Technology Officer, Persistent Systems, Inc.) Dr. Siddhartha Chatterjee (Sid) began his tenure at Persistent Systems in 2015. As Chief Technology Officer for the company, he is responsible for technology leadership both externally and internally. This includes formulating and driving a technology-centric business strategy, anticipating technology demands in the market place and formulating suitable responses, articulating Persistent’s point of view to the market, providing technology leadership internally, and enhancing the technical capability within the Company.

PhD

Website:
https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dsouza/

(University of California, Davis). Dr. D’Souza is Professor of Computer Science and of Mechanical Engineering at UC Davis, as well as an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She the President of the Network Science Society, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and was a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems.

PhD

Website:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/souvix/

(Senior Staff Data Scientist, LinkedIn Corp.) Dr. Souvik Ghosh is a statistician and a data scientist. His experience in statistical research has spanned over 13 years and has ranged from academic research on theoretical statistics and probability to industrial research and applications on big data. His areas of expertise include statistical modeling, data analysis, recommendation systems, graph analysis, computational advertising, social networks and systems for big data.

PhD

Website:
http://smallsocialsystems.com/

(Data Scientist, Facebook, Inc.) Dr. Winter Mason is a Computational Social Scientist (a.k.a. Data Scientist) at Facebook. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in social psychology and cognitive science in 2007 and did a post-doc in the Human and Social Dynamics lab at Yahoo. He does his research on social networks and social media, including crowdsourcing, group dynamics, and social influence.

PhD

Website:
http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~mm/

(Portland State University and Santa Fe Institute). Dr. Mitchell is Professor of Computer Science at PSU, and External Professor and Member of the Science Board at the SFI. She is one of the premier scientists in complex systems from an artificial intelligence and cognitive science perspective. Her most recent book, Complexity: A Guided Tour, won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award, was one of Amazon’s the ten best science books of 2009, and was longlisted for the Royal Society's 2010 book prize. Dr. Mitchell also directs the Santa Fe Institute's Complexity Explorer project, which offers online courses and other educational resources related to the field of complex systems.

PhD

Website:
http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/~moore/

(Santa Fe Institute). Dr. Moore is a Professor at SFI, and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Mathematical Society for his fundamental contributions at the interface between nonlinear physics, statistical physics and computer science, including complex network analysis and dynamical systems. He is the co-author of the inspirational book The Nature of Computation.

PhD

Website:
http://www.mobs-lab.org/alessandro-vespignani.html

(Northeastern University). Dr. Vespignani is Sternberg Distinguished University Professor of Physics, Computer and Information Sciences, and Health Sciences at Northeastern. A pioneer of the study of large-scale information networks and computational models of the spread of epidemics, he is a Member of the Academy of Europe, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has served as the President of the Complex Systems Society. His books are classics in complex networks and systems.