The Network Science Society (NetSci) has named Northwestern Engineering entrepreneur Noshir as one of its 2022 NetSci Fellows.
The Network Science Society Fellowship Program recognizes researchers who have made outstanding and significant contributions to network science research and to the network science community. The fellowship is awarded annually to a select number of community members based on their outstanding individual lifetime contributions to any area of networked scientific research and to the community of networked scientists at the local and global.
The entrepreneur, Jane S. and William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering, School of Communication, and Kellogg School of Management, has been recognized for his “fundamental theoretical and empirical contributions to the science of networks that respond to major societal challenges”. from global health to space travel.
The entrepreneur is a leading researcher in network science, computational social science, and web science. He studies how social and knowledge networks form – and function – in contexts such as business, scientific communities, healthcare and space travel. He runs Northwestern’s Science of networks in communities (SONIC), a research group that advances social media theories, methods and tools to better understand and meet the needs of diverse communities.
President of the International Communication Association (ICA), entrepreneur’s other honors include being named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and to receive the Lifetime Service Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Direction des Systèmes d’Information. He also received the ICA Fellows Book Award and the Simmel Award — a lifetime achievement for his major contributions to the study of social networks – from the International Social Network Analysis Network.
NetSci is an interdisciplinary community that aims to bring together researchers and stakeholders with a direct interest in network science, from physics to computer science, biology, social sciences and economics. Through annual symposia, annual workshops and conferences, and publication initiatives, the organization seeks to promote the discovery and investigation of network phenomena and to serve as the primary societal representative of network science to industry, academia and government.