Projects

Currently Funded Research

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration: A US-Russian Collaborative Proposal for Data Collection in HERA: The Relationship between Composition, Interpersonal Relations, and Team Effectiveness in Space Crews. (2016-2019, $399,989). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Northwestern University Office of the Provost: Fostering Effective Online Discussion in Higher Education With ‘Nebula,’ a Graphical Interface for Discussion Boards. (2016-2017, $36,980). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Northwestern University Office of the Provost: Creating Your Dream Team: Using Technology to Form Effective Project Design in STEM. (2017-2018, $49,988). Principal Investigator.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Novel Approaches to Measuring Demand-side Community Perceptions and Barriers to Family Planning via Social Network Analysis in Kenya (2015-2017, OPP1135005, $136,803). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: CHS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Understanding Online Creative Collaboration over Multidimensional Networks. (2015-2018, IIS-1514427, $374,619). Principal Investigator.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration: CREWS: Crew Recommender for Effective Work in Space. (2015-2018, NNX15AM32G, $1.05 million). Principal Investigator.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration: SCALE: Shared Cognitive Architectures for Long-term Exploration. (2015-2018, NNX15AM26G, $1.08 million). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Team Task Switching in Astronaut Crews on the International Space Station: Integrating Multiteam Membership, Multiteam Systems, Multitasking & Multidimensional Networks to Monitor & Enable Functional Work Shifts in Astronaut Crews. (2015-2018, NNX15AK73G, $1.05 million). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Institutes of Health: Modeling Scientific Workforce Dynamics Using Social Network Analysis. (2015-2018, U01GM112623-01, $1.5 million). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Institutes of Health via UCLA: Team DNA. (2016-2017, 1R01GM112938-01, $122,099.00). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse: Multilevel Influences on HIV and Substance use in a YMSM (young men who sleep with men) Cohort. (2014-2019, 1U01DA036939-01, $8.7 million). Co-Investigator.
  • Army Research Office: Socio-Cognitive Networks: Theory & Data Driven Approaches for Understanding the Assembly and Interaction Networks of High Performance Teams. (2014-2017, W911NF-14-1-0686, $45,187). Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: Multidimensional Network Analysis for Analyzing and Predicting Complex Customer-Product Relations in Engineering Design. (2014-2017, CMMI-1436658, $501,444). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources: Annual Science of Team Science Conference (2011-2017, 5R13TR000046-04, $50,000). Principal Investigator.
  • Army Research Laboratory (subcontract from BBN Technologies): Integrated Research Center for Network Sciences Collaborative Technology Alliance (2009-2018, cooperative agreement number W911NF-09-2-0053, $628,905). Principal Investigator.
  • National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NetCanvas: Development, Hardening, and  Dissemination of a Software Suite for the Collection of Complex Network and Contextual Data in HIV and Drug Research (2016-2017, R01DA042711). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • DARPA via Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Montage: Capturing Collective Identity through Multidisciplinary Modeling and Experimentation (2016-2018, D17AC00003 01, $43,658). Co-Principal Investigator.

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Previously Funded Research

  • National Institutes of Health/NHRR: Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) (2008-2016, $705,711) subcontract from Feinberg School of Medicine. Investigator.
  • National Research Foundation of Korea: Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on Flow Experience of Social Network Sites for Seniors and the Moderating Role of Anxiety Attachment. (2015-2016, NRF-2015S1A5A2A03049328, $57,005,000 Korean Won). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: SCC-SBE: Research Coordination Network on Leveraging Computational Social Science for Understanding Virtual Organizations (2012-2015, OCI-1244747, $484,971). Principal Investigator.
  • Army Research Institute: The Coevolution of Multi-Dimensional Dynamic Networks of Multi-Team Systems Related to Organization Effectiveness: Theory Development and Empirical Tests (2012-2015, W5J9CQ-12-C-007, $847,050). Co-Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: SoCS: Leveraging Shared Social Interest in a Content Centric Internet (2012-2015, CNS-1211375, $750,000). Co- Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: NetSE: Large: Collaborative Research: Contagion in Large Socio-communication Networks (2010-2015, CNS-1010904, $474,711) Principal Investigator.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences Prime (Eubank): Synthetic Information Systems for Better Informing Public Health Policymakers (2011-2015, 2U01GM070694-09, $16,780). Investigator.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Knowledge Networks for Scaling Up Impact (2013-2014, 21640 & 1084322, $997,539). Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: EAGER: Collaborative Research: FLASH! Fueling Learning Alliance in Sustainability in Higher Education: Using social media and networks for science (2012-2014, 1241324, $141,944). Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: EAGER: Collaborative Research: Some assembly required: Understanding the Emergence of Teams and Ecosystems of Teams (2012-2014, 1249137, $123,847). Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: CDI-Type II: Collaborative Research: Groupscope: Instrumenting Research on Interaction Networks in Complex Social Contexts (2010-2014, BCS-0940851, $252,518) Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: Coupled Models of Diffusion and Individual Behavior over Extremely Large Social Networks (2009-2014, 0904356, $267,201) Principal Investigator.
  • Army Research Laboratory (subcontract from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign): Information Network Academic Research Center: An Integrated Approach towards Information Integration, Modeling, Retrieval, and Discovery (2009-2014, $650,002) Investigator with Principal Investigator Jiawei Han.
  • National Science Foundation: RAPID: Collaborative Research: 3dWomen: Exploring Three Decades of Women’s Groups in Sustainable Development and the Impact of Social Media on Women’s Professional Networks (2012-2013, 1240008, $98,360). Principal Investigator.
  • National Institute of Health and National Center for Research Resources: Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Science (MCTS) Program (supplement) (2011-2013, 5UL1RR025741-04S3 Greenland, $200,000). Principal Investigator.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory (subaward from University of Southern California): The Virtual World Observatory: Identifying Real World (RW) Characteristics from Virtual Behavior (2009-2013, contract FA8650-10-C-7010, $513,836) Investigator with Principal Investigator Dmitri Williams.
  • Oncofertility Consortium through the National Institute of Health (2011). Oncofertilty: The Fertility Preservation for Women (NIH: 5UL1DE019587), Evaluation Committee.
  • National Science Foundation: Supplement to Social Networking Tools to Enable Collaboration in the Tobacco Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Evaluation Network (TSEEN) (2010-2011, IIS- 0535214, $150,000). Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: VOSS: Understanding and Enabling Network Dynamics in Virtual Communities (2008-2012, IIS-0838564, $299,269) Co-Principal Investigator, collaborative proposal with Brian Uzzi and Luis Amaral (Northwestern University), and Peter Monge (University of Southern California).
  • National Science Foundation: DHB Virtual Worlds: An Exploratorium for Theorizing and Modeling the Dynamics of Group Behavior (2007-2012, IIS-0841483, $620,755) Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Scott Poole (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jaideep Srivastava (University of Minnesota) and Dmitri Williams (University of Southern California).
  • Global Philanthropy Project: Understanding and Enabling Networks to Advance the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) (2009-2011, $100,000) Principal Investigator.
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Mapping, Understanding and Enabling the Digital Media Learning (DML) Knowledge Networks: An Exploratory Investigation (2007-2011, $140,000) Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: Social Networking Tools to Enable Collaboration in the Tobacco Surveillance Epidemiology, and Evaluation Network (TSEEN) (2007-2010, 0836262, $575,624) Principal Investigator.
  • Army Research Institute: Virtual World Exploratorium (2008-2010, W91WAW-08-C-0106/P00004, $923,156) Principal Investigator with Scott Poole (University of Illinois), Jaideep Srivastava (University of Minnesota), and Dmitri Williams (University of Southern California).
  • National Cancer Institute (subcontract from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX): Analysis, Visualization & Interpretation of the Redes en Accion Cancer Network (2007-2010, $166,226) Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: CRI: IAD – A Pressing Need for Observation, Facilitation and Computer Support of Group Interactions for Advancing United States National Priorities – Homeland Security and Economic (2007-2010, 0709249).
  • National Science Foundation, ITR: IT-Based Collaboration Framework for Preparing Against, Responding to, and Recovering from Disasters Involving Critical Physical Infrastructures, (2004-2010, 0427089, $2,370,000) Co-Principal Investigator in collaboration with Professors Feniosky Pena-Mora, Gene E. Robinson, and Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and Andrea Hollingshead (University of Southern California).
  • National Cancer Institute: Population Sciences Grid (2008-2009, 0836262, $75,000).
  • National Science Foundation (subcontract from Purdue University): Network Recommender System for nanoHUB (2008-2009, $50,000).
  • National Institute of Health (subcontract from University of Texas San Antonio): Mapping, Understanding and Enabling the Redes en Accion Latino Cancer Network (2007-2008, $56,000) Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: C-IKNOW Cyberinfrastructure Tools to Enable Knowledge Network Discovery, Diagnosis and Design (2007-2009, 0753047, $199,619) Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: DHB Virtual Worlds: An Exploratorium for Theorizing and Modeling the Dynamics of Group Behavior (2007-2008, 0729505).
  • National Science Foundation: Social Networking Tools to Enable Collaboration in the Tobacco Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Evaluation Network (TSEEN) (2005-2008, IIS- 0535214, $808,089). Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Katy Börner (Indiana University), Tom Finholt (University of Michigan), and Gary Giovino (Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY).
  • National Cancer Institute (supplement from NCI to NSF): Tobacco Informatics Grid (TobIG): Development of Prototype to Demonstrate Distributed Collaboration and Data Analysis within the Tobacco Research Community (2006-2007, IIS-0535214, $400,000) Principal Investigator.
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications: GroupScope: Instrumenting Research on Interaction of Individuals in Complex Settings (2006-2007, $69,347) Principal Investigator on team including Marshall Scott Poole, Feniosky Pena-Mora, Klara Nahrstedt, David Forsyth, and Margaret Fleck.
  • National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: Mapping and Analyzing Emergent Multiorganizational networks in the Hurricane Katrina Response (2006-2007, SBE-0555115, $140,000) Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Carter Butts (University of California, Irvine).
  • National Science Foundation: Instrumenting behaviors and attitudes in virtual worlds (2006-2007, IIS 0628036, $155,851) Co-Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Dmitri Williams (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Dan Hunter (University of Pennsylvania).
  • National Cancer Institute (subcontract from Battelle Memorial Institute): Socio-technical Specifications for the Design of a Cyberinfrastructure for a Tobacco Control Informatics Grid (2005-2006, $50,000).
  • National Science Foundation, Workshop on: The Role of Social Network Research in Enabling Cyberinfrastructure and the Role of Cyberinfrastructure in Enabling Social Network  held November 3-5, 2005 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (2005-2006, SCI-0533892 , $50,000) Principal Investigator  with Co-Principal Investigator Katy Börner (Indiana University).
  • National Science Foundation: 2006 International Workshop and Conference on Network Science, held May 2006 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (2005-2007, SES-0532387, $77,714) Co-Principal Investigator with Laszlo Barabasi (University of Notre Dame), Katy Börner, Alex Vespignani, and Stan Wasserman (Indiana University).
  • Rockefeller Foundation: Mapping cultural and network assets in three Chicago communities (2005, CC 035, $100,000) Principal Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Alaka Wali (Field Museum, Chicago).
  • University of Illinois Food Security Initiative: A Social Network Perspective to Analyze Food Security (2003-2005, $60,000) Principal Investigator.
  • National Science Foundation: Digital Government: Workshop on US-Hungarian Research Collaborations to Address the Challenges of 21st Century Society. (2003-2005, 0341928, $97,702) Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Anthony Stefanidis (University of Maine).
  • University of Illinois Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative: Walking through Knowledge Networks (2003, $30,000) Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Professors Narendra Ahuja and Michael Twidale.
  • National Science Foundation: SGER: Knowledge Networks and Emerging Heterarchies in Rebuilding New York (2002-2003, 0233449, $42,908) Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with David Stark (Columbia University).
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Modeling 21st Century Project Teams: Integrating Workflow and Knowledge Network Models of Organizing (2002-2003, No. 02-NASA-C-1513, $100,000) Principal Investigator on collaborative proposal with Ray Levitt (Stanford University).
  • European Union Information Society & Technology Program (subcontract from LUISS University, Rome): Developing web-based knowledge asset mapping tools to study the use of communication technologies in organizations (2002-2003, 7000) Principal Investigator.
  • Center for Human Resource Management: Using Technologies to Support and Enhance Organizational Knowledge Networks (2002-2003, $10,000) Principal Investigator with Andrea Hollingshead.
  • Hewlett Packard Mobile Initiative Grant Program: Using mobile technologies (2001-2002, $140,760) Investigator with Principal Investigator Win-Mei W. Hwu.
  • National Science Foundation: Co-evolution of Knowledge Networks and 21st Century Organizational Forms: Computational Modeling and Empirical Testing (1999-2003, 9980109, $1,500,000) Principal Investigator.
  • UIUC Chief Information Officer: Multi-university course on Communication Technologies and New Forms of Organizing, (1999-2000, $10,000) Principal Investigator.
  • UIUC Educational Technologies Board: Virtual Digital Portfolio (1998-1999, $6,000) Principal Investigator.
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation: A Curriculum in Communication and the Global Workplace (1998-1999, $10,000) Principal Investigator.
  • Steelcase, Inc.: The Effects of Cooperative and Competitive Physical Environments and Communication on Negotiation Outcomes in Ultimatum and Communication Games (1996-1998, $96,586) Consultant with Principal Investigators: Peter Monge, Janet Fulk, and Arthur Baskin.
  • National Science Foundation: The Sustainable Management of Civil Infrastructure: A Methodology and Testbed to Bridge Information Technology and Application (1994-1999, ECS-9422730, $1,268,403) Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Advanced Learning Technologies in Higher Education, University of Illinois: A Curriculum in Organizational Communication and Technology Applications of Advanced Collaboration Tools to Support Cooperative Learning and Shared Instruction in Communication Studies, (1997, $52,600) Principal Investigator with Barbara O’Keefe.
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Software Development Group: Development of a Collaboration Workbench for the NCSA Software Development Group (1996-1997,$49,722) Principal Investigator with Barbara O’Keefe and Patricia Jones.
  • Machine Tool Agile Manufacturing Research Institute: Evaluation of a virtual organization (1996-1997, $35,000) Principal Investigator with Barbara O’Keefe and Patricia Jones.
  • Annenberg Center for Communication: Interactive Communication and Computing for Virtual Work Communities (1995-1997, $160,970) Co-Principal Investigator.
  • UIUC Educational Technologies Board: Support for Asynchronous Learning Networks in Speech Communication (1995-1996, $5,540) Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Sloan Center for Asynchronous Learning Environments: Collaboration Support for Senior Design Teams in Engineering, (1995-1996, $56,202) Principal Investigator with Peter DeLisle, Elizabeth Faye, Barbara O’Keefe.
  • U.S. Department of Education: Adaptive Network Library Interface (1991, R197D10033, $6,000) Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Apple Computer’s Advanced Technology Group: Modeling the Use of Groupware as a Self-organizing System (1990, $205,000) Principal Investigator.

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