Anna Nagurney

Networks - The Science-Spanning Disciplines

MeshForum 2005
52 minutes, 24.1mb, recorded 2005-05-01
Anna Nagurney
What is common between web traffic and transportation? If a path always has heavy traffic will building a bypass or an alternative path really help the cause? Or will it worsen it? How do you use network theory to solve transportation and water supply problems? How is the study of networks helpful in solving complex problems in finance and economics? Anna Nagurney answers these questions in her presentation on "Networks - The Science That Spans Disciplines".

In this presentation, she talks about the scientific underpinnings of networks and explains about classical networks. She talks about interesting applications of networks to different disciplines. Supernetworks is a new branch of study which helps in solving problems associated with constructing and improving networks. Many of the solutions to these network problems can be applied to different disciplines with minor modifications. One of the more exciting applications currently being explored is to social networks.

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Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Finance and Operations Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is also the Founding Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization at UMass Amherst. She received her AB, ScB, ScM, and PhD degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She devotes her career to education and research that combines management, economics, and engineering. Her focus is the applied and theoretical aspects of network systems, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics and economics and finance. She is the editor of the new book, Innovations in Financial and Economic Networks (November 2003), and has authored or co-authored 8 other books and more than 100 refereed journal articles.


This presentation is one of a series from the MeshForum 2005 Event held in Chicago, Il, May 1-4, 2005.

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