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Jon Kleinberg to speak at AMS meeting

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bursts, Cascades, and Hot Spots: A glimpse of some online social phenomena at global scales is the title of Jon Kleinberg’s 2013 Einstein Public Lecture, which will take place Saturday, October 19 as part of the American Mathematical Society Fall Central Sectional Meeting at Washington University in St. Louis. The lecture will be of interest to professional mathematicians in all fields and is open to the general public as well.

Kleinberg’s work focuses on understanding the nature of the connectivity of networks, and the flow of information through them. His results offer many new insights into these fields, including so-called small-world networks and his own notion of web “hubs and authorities.” In addition to being an accomplished researcher, Kleinberg is also a wonderful expositor. In 2002, he was named “Faculty of the Year” by Cornell University’s Association of Computer Science Undergraduates.

Professor Kleinberg is the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science at Cornell and is a field member in the Center of Applied Mathematics. He has received several honors and awards including the Nevanlinna Prize, an NSF Career Award, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Simons Investigator Award, and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

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