Jameson Watts

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What are your main interests? Feel free to include a "pie in the sky" big idea!
I am mainly interested in complex networks. More specifically, I'm interested in the study of three related questions:
1) whence do complex networks emerge?
2) which formation rules lead to the most resilient networks?
3) what strategies for guiding the growth and emergence of future networks can be gleaned from knowledge about the first two questions?

What sort of expertise can you bring to the group?
I have a background in computer science and experience programming in a wide variety of languages. Most recently, I've been writing in Python, but both Java and Ruby aren't yet squeezed from the memory banks. I also have graduate training in business, economics and sociology.

What do you hope to get out of the GWCSS?
I hope to gain much from this experience! I am interested in an updated (state of the art) perspective on complexity and a more nuanced understanding of the tools used to evaluate and test features which emerge from complex networks. I am also looking forward to learning from fellow participants and (hopefully) forging a few lasting relationships. Cheers!