Keynote Addresses and Distinguished Lectures

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES and DISTINGUISHED LECTURES

2014

Contractor, N. (October 22, 2014). Leveraging Computational (e)Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Keynote address at the 10th IEEE International Conference on eScience, Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Contractor, N. (September 5, 2014). Leveraging Network Science to address grand societal challenges. Inaugural lecture of the Elihu Katz Colloquia on Communication and Media Studies. Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Contractor, N. (August 4, 2014). Toward a Network Science of Digital Data in Organizations. Plenary Speaker, Communication and Information Systems Division, Academy of Management, Philadelphia.

2013

Contractor, N. (December 13, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century Keynote at the 3rd Indian Academy of Management Conference, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Contractor, N. (October 19, 2013). Can big data motivate new theories & methods? Plenary Speaker, 2013 International Conference on Advanced Media Technologies and Education (AMTE 2013), Shanghai.

Contractor, N. (October 1, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote presentation at the 14th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprise PRO-VE’13 in Dresden, Germany.

Contractor, N. (September 23, 2013). Leveraging social networks for science communication. Plenary speaker at the National Academy of Sciences’ Arthur M. Sackler colloquium on the Science of Science Communication II.

Contractor, N. (September 6, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote at the 2013 International Cyber Security Strategy Congress, Leuven, Belgium.

Contractor, N. (August 27, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Opening keynote address at the 11th International Conference on Business Process Management, Beijing.

Contractor, N. (July 26, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Closing keynote address at the 2103 Big Ten Development Conference, Evanston, IL.

Contractor, N. (June 6, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote address at the International School and Conference on Network Science, Copenhagen.

2012

Contractor, N. (December 16, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote address at the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Informatics in Washington DC.

Contractor, N. (November 16, 2012) Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote at the 1st China National Conference on Social Computing (NCSC 2012) in Beijing.

Contractor, N. (November 9, 2012) The Future of Team Science. Keynote address at the Dr. Harold Burdette Annual Fall conference on Team Science: History, Theory, & Concept, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Contractor, N. (October 28, 2012). The assembly of multi-team systems. Dinner keynote at the Advancing the Science of Multiteam Systems meeting in Varenna, Italy.

Contractor, N. (October 26, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Opening keynote at the 1st Michigan State University Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days conference. East Lansing, MI.

Contractor, N. (September 24, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Opening plenary address at HUBUB 2012 the annual HubZero Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Contractor, N. (September 10, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote address at the Digital Research 2012 conference, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

Contractor, N. (April 26, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Plenary address at Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) International Conference on Data Mining. Anaheim, CA.

Contractor, N. (April 5, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Keynote address at Crossroads Seminar Series, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

2011

Contractor, N. (October 24, 2011). From Understanding to Enabling Networks: Using Web Science to Enhance Recommender Systems. Keynote address at the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (October 11, 2011). Understanding and Enabling Collaboration in 21st Century Teams. Plenary address at CIC CIO Tech Forum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois.

Contractor, N. (October 7, 2011). Using Web Science to Understand and Enable 21st Century Multidimensional Networks. Keynote address at 3rd International Conference on Social Informatics, Singapore.

Contractor, N. (June 8, 2011). From disasters to WoW: Using web science to understand and enable 21st century multidimensional networks. Keynote address at 22nd annual ACM conference on hypertext and hypermedia, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Contractor, N. (May 20-21, 2011). Social and knowledge network-building to advance global health decision-making. Keynote lecture at Advancing Global Health Decision-Making Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Contractor, N. (May 16-17, 2011). Enabling and understanding networks in virtual organizations. Keynote address at National Science Foundation, “Toward a Science of Virtual Organizations” University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Contractor, N. (January 24, 2011). Understanding and Enabling Networks. Keynote at Etmaalvoor de Communicatiewetenschap, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.

2010

Contractor, N. (Aug 25, 2010). Using web science to understand and enable society. Keynote address at the Inauguration of the Brazilian Institute for Web Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Contractor, N. (October 6, 2010). Using web science to understand and enable society. Keynote address at the conference, World Wide Consortium (W3C), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Contractor, N. (September 13, 2010). Some assembly required: Understanding and enabling team assembly. Honorary Professor Lecture, Fudan University’s School of Management, Shanghai, China.

Contractor, N. (August 21, 2010). Some assembly required: Understanding and enabling team assembly. Keynote address at 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Minneapolis, MN.

Contractor, N. (August 12, 2010). Understanding and enabling team science. Opening keynote at the First Annual National VIVO Conference: Enabling National Networking of Scientists, New York, NY.

Contractor, N. (July 21-24, 2010). Some assembly required: Understanding and enabling team assembly. Keynote address at the GESIS 50th anniversary celebration – Leibniz -InstitutfürSozialwissenschaften Institute Day, Cologne, Germany.

Contractor, N. (June 9-11, 2010). Using network science to understand and enable team assembly. Keynote address at Lausanne Workshop on Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Complexity, Networks, & Geosimulations, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Contractor, N. (June 1, 2010). Some assembly required: Leveraging web science to understand and enable team assembly. Keynote address at Extended Semantic Web Conference – ESWC2010, Heraklion, Greece.

Contractor, N. (March 31, 2010). Computational modeling to advance theory construction in the social science. Keynote address at the 2010 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, Bethesda, MD.

2009

Contractor, N. (November 12, 2009). Leveraging powerful networks to address health challenges. Keynote address at the Young Adult Alliance, Building bridges and collaborations annual meeting, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Austin, TX.

Contractor, N. (October 24, 2009). Understanding and enabling team assembly. Plenary speaker at the International National Science FoundationWorkshop on Connected Multimedia, Hangzhou, China.

Contractor, N. (April 25, 2009). Understanding and enabling team assembly. Closing keynote at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Canada.

Contractor, N. (April 24, 2009). Understanding and enabling team assembly. Invited plenary speaker, Studying Society in a Digital World, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Contractor, N. (March 24, 2009). Global Technologies and Networked Communities. Opening keynote speaker, Ceremony of the NU-Qatar campus, Doha, Qatar.

Contractor, N. (March 20, 2009). Leveraging web science to understand and enable society. Keynote address at the 1st Web Science conference: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Web, Athens, Greece.

Contractor, N. (February 2, 2009). Understanding and enabling networks to advance engineering education. Keynote address at Annual National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Reston, VA.

2008

Contractor, N. (November 6, 2008). Using networks to mobilize for global events. Keynote speaker at Milan World Expo 2015 launch, Milan, Italy.

2007

Contractor, N. (2007) Keynote address, Australian National Digital Collections Conference.

2006

Contractor, N. (June 29, 2006). From Disasters to WoW: Enabling Communities with Cyberinfrastructure. Keynote address at the 2nd International e-Social Science Conference, Manchester, UK.

Contractor, N. (May 1, 2006). From Disasters to WoW: Enabling Communities with Cyberinfrastructure. Van Zelst Distinguished Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Contractor, N. (February 2, 2006). From Disasters to WoW: Enabling Communities with Cyberinfrastructure. Walter Fisher Distinguished Lecture, Annenberg School of Communication, USC, Los Angeles, CA.

2005

Contractor, N. (August 16, 2005). Social Networks and Distributed Communities of Practice. Keynote address at Workshop on Sustaining Distributed Communities of Practice at the International Centre for Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Contractor, N. (June 14, 2005). Socio-technical challenges in designing 21st cyberinfrastructure to enable networks in communities. Keynote address at the 2nd International Communities & Technologies conference, Milan, Italy.

Contractor, N. (March 14, 2005). ICT support in emergency management. Keynote address at the eGovernment der Oesterreichischen Computer Gesellschaft conference, Vienna, Austria.

2004

Contractor, N. (April 30, 2004). Designing knowledge networks for organizational change. Keynote speaker at the “Network of Networks,” National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD.

2003

Contractor, N. (November 14, 2003). Emergence of Communication Networks in the 21st Centur. Keynote speaker at the Inauguration of CITÉ de l’Université de Montréal – Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Emerging Technologies at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

Contractor, N. (October 17, 2003). Communication Technology in Organizations. Distinguished lecture at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.

Contractor, N. (June 11, 2003). Co-evolution of Multi-dimensional Networks. Keynote address at Multi-level Network Analysis of the co-operation between firms, University of Surrey, Surrey, United

2002

Contractor, N. (April 22, 2002). The power of the network: Technology and new organizational forms. Keynote address at the National Laboratory of Tourism and e-commerce Forum on Technology and Change, Urbana, IL.

2001

Contractor, N. (May 2, 2001). Collaborative knowledge in the e-Economy. Keynote address to Workshop on Collaborating in the e-Economy: Legacies, Practices, and Prospects, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Contractor, N. (April, 2001). The use of technologies to support and reconfigure Human Resource functions in 21st century organizational forms. Keynote speaker at the Spring Roundtable on Human Resource Management and the Web: Evolution or Revolution? Center for Human Resource Management, Oak Brook, IL.

2000

Contractor, N. (August, 2000). Communication through knowledge networks and the future of organizational structures. Keynote address, Association of Indiana Convention and Visitors Bureau 2000 Annual Educational Conference, Merrillville, IN.

Contractor, N. (March 2000). Studying and using communication networks in the 21st century. Keynote address at the Workshop for Network of Communication Researchers in Thailand, Chulalongkon University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Contractor, N. (February, 2000). Emergence of communication networks: A self-organizing systems perspective. Keynote address at the Finnish Speech Communication Association Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

1999

Contractor, N. (July, 1999). Social capital and knowledge capital in network forms of organizing. Keynote address at workshop on Laboratorio di Knowledge Management: Il contributo delle tecnologie al knowledge management organized by Instituto RSO (Institute for Action Research on Organizations and Systems). Sede Fiat, Centro Incontini, Marentino, Torino, Italy.

Contractor, N. (June, 1999). Using technologies to build productive relationships. Keynote address, McKinsey & Co.’s “Mini-Oxford.” British Library Conference Centre, London.

Contractor, N. (April, 1999). Self-organizing systems research in the social sciences. Keynote address, Texas Conference on Organizations, Kerrsville, TX.

Contractor, N. (February, 1999). Communication skills in the 21st century. Keynote address, The Communication Conference: Setting the Standards for the 21st Century, hosted by McKinsey & Co.’s Global Client Communications Practice, Berlin, Germany.

Invited University/Colloquium Lectures

Contractor, N. (October 15, 2014). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address grand societal challenges. Information Science Colloquium Series co-sponsored by Yahoo! Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Contractor, N. (August 15, 2014). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address grand societal challenges. New Computational Sociology Conference, Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.

Contractor, N. (April 4, 2014). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address grand societal challenges. Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contractor, N. (March 3, 2014). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address grand societal challenges. Annenberg Research Seminar. Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Contractor, N. (February 27, 2014). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Physics and Astronomy Complex Systems Seminar Series, Northwestern University.

Contractor, N. (February 17, 2014). Utilizing the Science of Social Networks to Increase Public Understanding. Ready.Set.Go: Turning Great Researchers into Great Communicators seminar series, Northwestern University.

Contractor, N. (December 10, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Faculty of Management Studies, Higher School of Economics Distinguished Lecture Series, Moscow, Russia.

Contractor,N. (December 9, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Internet Studies (LINIS) and the Sociology of Education and Science Laboratory (SLON) Distinguished Lecture Series, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Contractor, N. (November 18, 2013). Scholarship in team science. SINAInnovations: Leading a New Era of Discovery. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Contractor, N. (November 14, 2013). Networks and networlds. Forum on computer science everywhere: Exploring collaborations between computer science and other disciplines, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University.

Contractor, N. (October 30, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Featured speaker at Northwestern University Transportation Center’s Business Advisory Council (BAC) meeting.

Contractor, N. (June 2, 2011). Conducting social network analysis at the petascale level: Challenges and Opportunities, Annual Workshop on Network Science, Virginia Tech.

Contractor, N. (May 23, 2011). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Profiting from the New Web Conference. Royal Society, London.

Contractor, N. (October 2-4, 2010). Using web science, internet science and network science to understand and enable society. European Science Foundation Meeting on the Future Internet and Society, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy.

Contractor, N. (September 25-29, 2010). Some assembly required: Leveraging Web Science to understand and enable team assembly. Royal Society 350th Anniversary Conference on Web Science, London.

Contractor, N. (April 29, 2010). Some assembly required: Understanding and enabling team assembly. Network Business Initiative Special Seminar, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.

Contractor, N. (April 16, 2010). Using network science to understand and enable team assembly Pennsylvania State Network Science Day, University Park, PA.

Contractor, N. (November 13, 2009). Comparing actor-oriented modeling and machine learning approaches to understanding network dynamics. 2nd Meeting on Methodology for Empirical Research on Social Interactions, Social Networks and Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Contractor, N. (November 4, 2009). Understanding and enabling team assembly. Booth School of Business Colloquium, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (October 8, 2009). Understanding and enabling team assembly. Mary Junck Research Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.