Connection Science

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Connection Science


The world’s largest digital networks afford limitless new possibilities, some promising and others alarming. The Connection Science group aims to revolutionize these networks, rather than be controlled by them, through intensive, multi-disciplinary research that provides ground-breaking insights into human behavior and fosters innovation to improve lives. Within Connection Science are three areas of focus that build upon technology-mediated human networks through analysis, prediction, data-driven design and evaluation.


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Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland
Faculty Director

Stephen C. Buckley
Executive Director

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