Noshir Contractor         

NOSHIR S. CONTRACTOR

Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road, Tech D241

Evanston IL 60208-3119

847-491-3669

http://nosh.northwestern.edu 

nosh@northwestern.edu

Table of Contents

EDUCATION

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

HONORS AND AWARDS

Distinguished and Career Recognition

Article and Book Awards

Top Paper Awards

Advisee Dissertation Awards

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Refereed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Short Essays, Invited Publications, and Encyclopedia Entries

Book Reviews

Conference Proceedings

Monographs and Technical Reports

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

CURRENTLY FUNDED RESEARCH

PREVIOUSLY FUNDED RESEARCH

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES and DISTINGUISHED LECTURES

INVITED UNIVERSITY/COLLOQUIUM LECTURES

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

TEACHING

Northwestern University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jones International University

University of Southern California

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Editorial Activities

Workshop/Conference Organizer/Program Planner

Membership in Professional Associations

Advisory Board Appointments & Elected Offices

Association Committee Appointments & Elected Offices

Grant and Foundation Committees

External University Appointments

SELECTED UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Northwestern University

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Southern California

PUBLIC SERVICE

Consulting Activities

Publications for Media and Popular Press

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California, 1987.

M. A., Communication, University of Southern California, 1986.

B. Tech. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai), 1983.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2007–present         Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Departments of Communication Studies, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and Management and Organizations

        Northwestern University

2001-2007        Professor of Speech Communication

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1993-2001        Associate Professor of Speech Communication

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1987-1993        Assistant Professor of Speech Communication

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Other Appointments at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Director, Computing and Instructional Laboratories, Department of Speech Communication, 1987-2007

Director, Team Engineering Collaboratory, Department of Speech Communication, 1991-2007

Department of Psychology, 1994–2010

Affiliate, Human Perception and Performance Group, Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 2000-2007

Beckman Associate, UIUC Center for Advanced Study, 2003-2004

Coordinated Science Laboratory, 2003-2007

Director, Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Group,

at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2004-2007

Resident Associate, UIUC Center for Advanced Study, 2005-2006

Graduate School of Library & Information Science, 2006-2007

HONORS AND AWARDS

Distinguished and Career Recognition

International Communication Association Fellow recognizing contributions to the association and to the study of human communication, 2015.

National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar Award recognizing a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication, 2014.

Outstanding Member Award, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2000.

Institute Gold Medal for outstanding overall achievement. Bachelor of Technology degree, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1983.

Article and Book Awards

Article of the Year Award from the Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, for Foucault Welles, B., Vashevko, A., Bennett, N., & Contractor, N. (2014). Dynamic Models of Communication in an Online Friendship Network. Communication Methods and Measures, 8(4), 223-243. 2015.

Outstanding Scholarly Edited Book Award from the Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association that included: Shumate, M., & Contractor, N. (2013). Emergence of multidimensional social networks. In L. L. Putnam & D. Mumby, Handbook of Organizational Communication (pp. 451–474). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2014

Ernest Bormann Research Book Award from the Group Communication Division, National Communication for book that included: Contractor, N., & Su, C. (2012). Understanding groups from a network perspective. In A. Hollingshead & M. S. Poole (Eds.), Research methods for studying groups and teams: A Guide to approaches, tools, and technologies (pp. 284-310). New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 2013

Article of the Year Award from the Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association, for Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Steglich, C., & Contractor, N. (2011). From microactions to macrostructure and back: A structurational approach to the evolution of organizational networks. Human Communication Research, 37(3), 404-433. 2012

Ernest Bormann Research Award from the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association: Katz, N., Lazer, D., Arrow, H., & Contractor, N. The network perspective on small groups: Theory and research in Poole, M. S. & Hollingshead, A.B. (Eds.) Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 277-312). Newbury Park, CA: Sage. 2006.

Outstanding Book Award, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association, for Monge, P. & Contractor, N. (2003). Theories of Communication Networks, New York: Oxford University Press. 2003.

Top Paper Awards

Top Paper Award for Wang, M., Huang, Y., Contractor, N., Fu. Y., and Chen, W. (2016). A Network Approach for Understanding and Analyzing Product Co-consideration Relations in engineering Design. 14th International Design Conference, Cavtat, Dubrovnick, Croatia.

Top Paper Award for Murase, T., Asencio, R., McDonald, J., Poole, M. S., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2015). The Effect of Entrainment of Group Processes on Multiteam System Effectiveness. National Communication Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Best Conference Poster Award for Asencio, R., Huang, Y., DeChurch, L., Contractor, N., Sawant, A., Murase, T. (2015). The MyDreamTeam Builder: A Recommender System for Assembling & Enabling Effective Teams. INGRoup Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Top Paper Award for McCusker, J. P., Shaikh, A., Contractor, N., Courtney, P., Lee, J., Morgan, G., Tatalovich, Z., Thomas, C., and L. McGuinness, D. L. (2013). Towards next generation health data exploration: A data cube-based investigation into population statistics for tobacco IT innovation. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS), Change in Health Care track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2013.

Top Paper Award for Keegan, B., Ahmed, M.A., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2011). Sic transit Gloria mundi virtuali? Promise and peril in the computational social science of clandestine organizing. 3rd International ACM Web Science Conference 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

Top 3 Paper Award for Huang, M., Barbour, J., Su, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2010). Why would you save your files in a group folder? A multilevel analysis of contextual influences on information provision to work group digital databases, International Communication Association 60th Annual Conference. Singapore International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, 2010.

Finalist, Carolyn Dexter Paper Award for Huang, M., Huang, Y., Ognyanova, K., Margolin, D., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2010). The effects of diversity and repeat collaboration on team performance in distributed nanoscientist teams, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Top 3 Paper Award for Wang, J., & Contractor, N. (2009). Knowledge Seeking and Provision in Work Teams Across Multiple Knowledge Areas: A Network Formulation to Test and Extend Transactive Memory Theory., Top Paper Award at the Fourth Annual INGRoup Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Top 3 Paper Award for Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Contractor, N., & Steglich, C. (2008). From micro-actions to macro-structure: A structurational approach to the evolution of organizational networks. Top Paper Award at the 94th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Top 3 Paper Award for Contractor, N., Wasserman, S., & Faust, K. (2000). Testing multi-level, multi-theoretical hypotheses about networks in 21st century organizational forms: An analytic framework and empirical example. Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association annual convention, Acapulco, Mexico.

Top 3 Paper Award for Contractor, N. S., Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Hyatt, A., Jones, P., & O’Keefe, B. (1998). Self-organizing communication networks in organizations: Validation of a computational model using exogenous and endogenous theoretical mechanisms. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, Jerusalem, Israel.

Top 3 Paper Award for Hyatt, A., Contractor, N., & Jones, P. M. (1997). Computational organizational network modeling: Strategies and an example. Paper presented in the Organizational Communication Division at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

Top 3 Paper Award for Eisenberg, E. M., Contractor, N. S., & Monge, P. R. (1988). Semantic networks in organizations. Paper presented in the Organizational Communication Division at the meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Advisee Dissertation Awards

Dissertation Adviser, Sophia Sullivan, Finalist, Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award, Network of Leadership Scholars of the Academy of Management, 2015.

Dissertation Adviser, Mengxiao Zhu, Honorable Mention, Richard Hackman Dissertation Award, Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), 2014.

Dissertation Adviser, Brooke Foucault-Welles, Special Mention Recognition for Dissertation, Communication & Technology Division, International Communication Association, 2013.

Dissertation Co-Adviser, David Huffaker, Winner of the Dordick Dissertation Award, Communication & Technology Division, International Communication Association, 2010.

Dissertation Adviser, Edward Palazzolo, Honorable Mention, Redding Dissertation Award Competition, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2004.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Monge, P. R., & Contractor, N. (2003). Theories of Communication Networks. New York: Oxford

University Press.

Ahmad, M.A., Shen, C., Srivastava, J., and Contractor, N.S. (2014). Predicting real world behaviors from virtual worlds data. (Editors) Springer Series on Complexity. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Refereed Journal Articles

Wang, M., Chen, W., Huang, Y., Contractor, N.S. and Fu, Y. (2016) Modeling customer preferences using multidimensional network analysis in engineering design, Design Science, 2. doi: 10.1017/dsj.2016.11.

Pilny, A., Schecter, A., Poole, M. S., & Contractor, N. (2016). An illustration of the relational event model to analyze group interaction processes. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice:: Special Issue on Statistical Methods. 20(3), 181-195. doi:10.1037/gdn0000054.

Ghasemian, F., Zamanifar, K., Ghasem-Aqaee, N., & Contractor, N. (2016). Toward a better scientific collaboration success prediction model through the feature space expansion. Scientometrics, (1-25). doi: 10.1007/s11192-016-1999-x

Leenders, R., Contractor, N. S., DeChurch, L. A. (2016). Once upon a time: Understanding team dynamics as relational event networks. Organizational Psychology Review. doi: 10.1177/2041386615578312

Zhang, C., Phang, C. W., Zeng, X., Wang, X., Xu, Y., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2015). Circadian Rhythms in Socializing Propensity. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136325

Carter, D. R., Asencio, R., Wax, A., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2015). Little Teams, Big Data: Big Data Provides New Opportunities for Teams Theory. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8(04), 550-555. doi: 10.1017/iop.2015.82

Tiropanis, T., Hall, W., Crowcroft, J., Contractor, N., & Tassiulas, L. (2015). Network Science, Web Science and Internet Science: Comparing interdisciplinary areas. Communications of the ACM, 58(8), 76-82. doi: 10.1145/2699416

Foucault Welles, B., & Contractor, N. S. (2015). Individual motivations and network effects: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Structure of Online Social Relationship. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 659, 180-190. doi: 10.1177/0002716214565755

Sullivan, S. D., Lungeanu, A., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2015). Space, time, and the development of shared leadership networks in multiteam systems. Network Science, 1-32. doi:10.1017/nws.2015.7

Carter, D., DeChurch, L.A., Braun, M., & Contractor, N. (2015). Social network approaches to leadership:  An integrative conceptual review. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Foucault Welles, B., Vashevko, A., Bennett, N., & Contractor, N. (2014). Dynamic Models of Communication in an Online Friendship Network. Communication Methods and Measures, 8(4), 223-243. doi:10.1080/19312458.2014.967843

Lungeanu, A., & Contractor, N. S. (2014). The effects of diversity and network ties on innovations: The emergence of a new scientific field. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(5), 548-564. doi:10.1177/0002764214556804

Foucault Welles, B., Rousse, T., Merrill, N., & Contractor, N. (2014). Virtually friends: An exploration of friendship claims and expectations in immersive virtual worlds. Journal for Virtual Worlds Research, 7(2), 1-15.

Contractor, N. S., & DeChurch, L. A. (2014). Integrating social networks and human social motives to achieve social influence at scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(Supplement 4), 13650–13657.

Lungeanu, A., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. S. (2014). Understanding the assembly of interdisciplinary teams and its impact on performance. Journal of Informetrics, 8(1), 59–70.

van de Wijngaert, L., Bouwman, H., & Contractor, N. (2014). A network approach toward literature review. Quality & Quantity, 48(2), 623–643.

O’Hara, K., Contractor, N. S., Hall, W., Hendler, J. A., & Shadbolt, N. (2013). Web Science: Understanding the emergence of macro-level features on the World Wide Web. Foundations and Trends® in Web Science, 4(2–3), 103‐267.

Huang, M., Barbour, J., Su, C., & Contractor, N. (2013). Why do group members provide information to digital knowledge repositories? A multilevel application of transactive memory theory. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(3), 540-557. 

Contractor, N. (2013). Some assembly required: Leveraging Web Science to understand and enable team assembly. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371(1987), 20120385–20120385. doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0385

Zhu, M., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. S. (2013). Motivations for self-assembling into project teams. Social Networks, 35(2), 251–264.

Huang, Y., Shen, C., and Contractor, N. (2013) Distance matters: Exploring proximity and homophily in virtual world networks, Decision Support Systems, 55(4), 969–977.

Keegan, B., Gergle, D., and Contractor, N. (2013). Hot off the Wiki: Structures and dynamics of Wikipedia’s coverage of breaking news events. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(5), 595-622.

Contractor, N. S., DeChurch, L. A., Carson, J. B., Carter, D., & Keegan, B. (2012). The topology of collective leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(6) 994-1011.

Contractor, N. S., Whitbred, R. C., Fonti, F., & Steglich, C. (2012). Understanding the Ties that Bind: A Longitudinal Investigation of the Evolution of a Communication Network. Western Journal of Communication, 76(4), 333-357. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2012.674172

Mathur, S., Poole, M. S., Peña-Mora, F., Hasegawa-Johnson, M., & Contractor, N. (2012). Detecting interaction links in a collaborating group using manually annotated data. Social Networks, 34(4), 515–526.

Williams, D., Contractor, N., Poole, M. S., Srivastava, J., & Cai, D. (2011). The Virtual Worlds Exploratorium: Using large-scale data and computational techniques for communication research. Communication Methods and Measures, 5(2), 163-180.

Wang, J., Huffaker, D. A., Treem, J. W., Fullerton, L., Ahmad, M. A., Williams, D., Poole, M. S., & Contractor, N. (2011). Focused on the prize: Characteristics of experts in massive multiplayer online games. First Monday, 16(8).

Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Steglich, C., & Contractor, N. (2011). From microactions to macrostructure and back: A structurational approach to the evolution of organizational networks. Human Communication Research, 37(3), 404-433.

Castells, M., Monge, P., & Contractor, N. (2011). Network Theory| Prologue to the special section| Network multidimensionality in the digital age. International Journal of Communication, 5, 6.

Contractor, N., Monge, P., & Leonardi, P. M. (2011). Multidimensional networks and the dynamics of sociomateriality: Bringing technology inside the network. International Journal of Communication, 5, 39.

Su, C., & Contractor, N. (2011). A multidimensional network approach to studying team members' information seeking from human and digital knowledge sources in consulting firms. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(7), 1257-1275.

Falk-Krzesinski, H.J., Contractor, N., Fiore, S.M., Hall, K.L., Kane, C., Keyton, J., Klein, J., Spring, B., Stokols, D., & Trochim, W. (2011). Mapping a research agenda for the science of team science. Research Evaluation, 20(2), 145-158.

Falk-Krzesinski, H.J., Börner, K., Contractor, N., Fiore, S.M., Hall, K.L., Keyton, J., Spring, B., Stokols, D., Trochim, W., & Uzzi, B. (2010). Advancing the science of team science. Clinical and Translational Sciences, 3(5), 263-266.

Börner, K., Contractor, N., Falk-Krzesinski, H.J., Fiore, S.M., Hall, K.L., Keyton, J., Spring, B., Stokols, D., Trochim, W., & Uzzi, B. (2010). A multi-level systems perspective for the science of team science. Science Translational Medicine, 2(49), 24-49. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001399

Tian, Y., Srivastava, J., Huang, T., & Contractor, N. (2010). Social multimedia computing. Computer, 43(8), 27-36.

Mahmassani, H.S., Chen, R.B., Huang, Y., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2010). Time to play? Activity engagement in multiplayer online role-playing games. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2157(1), 129-137.

Su, C., Huang, M., & Contractor, N. (2010). Understanding the structures, antecedents and outcomes of organisational learning and knowledge transfer: A multi-theoretical and multilevel network analysis. European Journal of International Management, 4(6), 576-601.

Yuan, C. Fulk, J., Monge, P., & Contractor, N. (2010). Expertise directory development, shared task interdependence, and strength of communication network ties as multilevel predictors of expertise exchange in transactive memory work groups. Communication Research, 37(1), 20-47. doi: 10.1177/009365020351469.

Varda, D., Forgette, R., Banks, D., & Contractor, N. (2009). Social network methodology in the study of disasters: issues and insights prompted by post-Katrina research. Population Research & Policy Review, 28(1), 11-29.

Lazer, D., Pentland, A., Adamic, L., Aral, S., Barabasi, A. L., Brewer, D., Christakis, N., Contractor, N., Fowler, J., Gutman, M., Jebara, T., King, G., Macy, M., Roy, D., Van Alstyne, M. (2009). Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science, Science 323 (5915), 721-723.

Contractor, N., Wasserman, S., & Faust, K. (2006). Testing multitheoretical, multilevel hypotheses about organizational networks: An analytic framework and empirical example. Academy of Management Review, 31(3), 681-703.

Palazzolo, E. T., Serb, D., She, Y., Su, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2006). Coevolution of communication and knowledge networks in transactive memory systems: Using computational models for theoretical development. Communication Theory, 16(2), 223-250.

Katz, N., Lazer, D., Arrow, H., & Contractor, N. (2004). Network theory and small groups. Small Group Research, 35(3), 307-332.

Contractor, N. S., & Monge, P. R. (2002). Managing knowledge networks. Management Communication Quarterly, 16(2), 249-258.

Fesenmaier, J., & Contractor, N. (2001). The evolution of knowledge networks: An example for rural development. The Journal of the Community Development Society, 32(1), 160-175.

Pollock, T., Whitbred, R. A., & Contractor, N. (2000). Social information processing and job characteristics: A simultaneous test of two theories with implications for job satisfaction. Human Communication Research, 26(2), 292-330.

Contractor, N. S. (1998). Self-organizing systems research in the social sciences: Reconciling the metaphors and the models. Management Communication Quarterly, 13(1), 154-166.

Heald, M., Contractor, N., Koehly, L. M., & Wasserman, S. (1998). Formal and emergent predictors of coworkers’ perceptual congruence on an organization’s social structure. Human Communication Research, 24(4), 536-563.

Ehrlich, M.C., & Contractor, N. S. (1998). "Shock" meets "community service": J.C. Corcoran at KMOX. Journal of Radio Studies 5(1), 22-35.

Hyatt, A., Contractor, N., & Jones, P. M. (1997). Computational organizational network modeling: Strategies and an example. Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory, 2(4), 285-300.

Contractor, N. S., Seibold, D. R., & Heller, M. A. (1996). Interactional influence in the structuring of media use in groups: Influence of members’ perceptions of group decision support system use. Human Communication Research, 22(4), 451-481.

Contractor, N. S., & Seibold, D. R. (1993). Theoretical frameworks for the study of structuring processes in group decision support systems: Adaptive structuration theory and self-organizing systems theory. Human Communication Research, 19(4), 528-563.

Contractor, N., & Ehrlich, M. (1993). Strategic ambiguity in the birth of a loosely coupled organization: The case of a $50-million experiment. Management Communication Quarterly, 6(3), 251-281.

Michaelson, A., & Contractor, N. (1992). Structural Position and perceived similarity. Social Psychology Quarterly, 55(3), 300-310.

Monge, P. R., Cozzens, M. D., & Contractor, N. S. (1992). Communication and motivational predictors of the dynamics of organizational innovation. Organization Science, 3(2), 250-274.

Waterman, D., Schechter, R., & Contractor, N. (1991). Overcoming barriers to the live arts: Can the media compensate?. Journal of Cultural Economics, 15(2), 19-40.

Rice, R., & Contractor, N. S. (1990). Conceptualizing effects of office information systems: A methodology and application for the study of alpha, beta and gamma change. Decision Science, 21(2), 301-317.

Contractor, N. S., Singhal, A., & Rogers, E. M. (1988). Metatheoretical perspectives on satellite

television and development in India. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 32(2),

129-148.

Cozzens, M. D., & Contractor, N. S. (1987). The effect of conflicting information on media skepticism. Communication Research, 14(4), 437-451.

Contractor, N. S., Fulk, J., Monge, P. R., & Singhal, A. (1986). Cultural assumptions that influence the implementation of communication technologies. Vikalpa, 11(4), 287-300.

Book Chapters

Forbush, E., & Contractor, N. (in press). Networks. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Zhu, M., Kuskova, V., Wasserman, S., & Contractor, N. (2016). Correspondence analysis of multirelational multilevel networks. In E. Lazega & T.A.B. Snijders (Eds.) Multilevel Network Analysis for the Social Sciences (pp. 145-172) Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Huang, Y., Weng, C., Lee, B., & Contractor, N. (2015). Semantic and Social Spaces: Identifying Keyword Similarity with Relations. In E. Bertino & S. Matei (Eds.) Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets (pp. 47–55). Computational Social Science Series. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Ahmad, M. A., Shen, C., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2014). On the problem of predicting real world characteristics from virtual worlds. In A. Ahmad, C. Shen, J. Srivastava, & N. contractor (Eds.) Predicting Real World Behaviors from Virtual World Data (pp. 1–18). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Shumate, M., & Contractor, N. (2014). Emergence of multidimensional social networks.  In L.L. Putnam & D. Mumby (Eds.) Handbook of Organizational Communication (pp. 451-474). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Margolin, D., Ognyanoya, K., Huang, M., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2012). Team formation and performance on Nanohub: A network selection challenge in scientific communities. In B. Vedres & M. Scotti (Eds.), Networks in Social Policy Problems (pp. 80–100). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Contractor, N., & Su, C. (2012). Understanding groups from a network perspective. In A. Hollingshead & M. S. Poole (Eds.), Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies (pp. 284-310). New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Poole, M. S., & Contractor, N. S. (2011). Conceptualizing the multiteam system as an ecosystem of networked groups. In Zaccaro, S.J., Marks, M.A., & DeChurch, L.A. (Eds.) Multiteam Systems: An Organizational Form for Dynamic and Complex Environments (pp. 193-224). New York: Routledge Academic.

Pathak, N., Mane, S., Srivastava, J., Contractor, N., Poole, S., & Williams, D. (2008). Analysis of social networks and group dynamics from electronic communication. In Kargupta, H., Han, J., Yu, P.S., Motwani, R., & Kumar, V. (Eds.) Next Generation of Data Mining (377-397). Chapman and Hall.

Hollingshead, A., & Contractor, N. (2006). New media and small group organizing. In L.A. Lievrouw & S. Livingstone (Eds.), The Handbook of New Media (Student Edition) (pp. 114-133). London: Sage.

Katz, N., Lazer, D., Arrow, H., & Contractor, N. (2005). The network perspective on small groups: Theory and research. In Poole, M. S. & Hollingshead, A.B. (Eds.) Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 277-312). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Contractor, N. S., & Monge, P. R. (2003). Using multi-theoretical multilevel models to study adversarial networks. In R. Breiger, K. Carley, & P. Pattison (Eds.), Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis: Workshop Summary and Papers (pp. 324-344). Washington, D.C.: National Research Council.

Hollingshead, A. B., & Contractor, N. S. (2002). New media and organizing at the group level. In S. Livingstone & L. Lievrouw (Eds.), Handbook of New Media (pp. 221-235). London: Sage.

Contractor, N. (2002). New media and organizing: Introduction. In S. Livingstone & L. Lievrouw (Eds.), Handbook of New Media (pp. 201-205). London: Sage.

Contractor, N., & Baldwin, C. (2001). Adoption of communication technologies and the evolution of communication networks in organizations. In V. Burton, D. Herr, & T. Finnegan (Eds.), Wayfarer: Charting Advances in Social Science Computing (CD). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Monge, P. R., & Contractor, N. S. (2001). Emergence of communication networks. In F.M. Jablin & L.L. Putnam (Eds.), The New Handbook of Organizational Communication (pp. 440-502). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Shapiro, M. A., Lang, A., Hamilton, M., & Contractor, N. S. (2001). Information Systems Division: Intra-Personal, Meaning, Attitude and Social Systems. In W. Gudykunst (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 24 (pp. 17-49). Newbury Park: Sage.

Contractor, N., & Bishop, A. P. (2000). Reconfiguring community networks: The case of PrairieKNOW. In T. Ishida (Ed.), Digital Cities: Technologies, Experiences, and Future Perspectives: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 151-164). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Contractor N., Zink, D., & Chan, M. (1998). IKNOW: A tool to assist and study the creation, maintenance, and dissolution of knowledge networks. In Toru Ishida (Ed.), Community Computing and Support Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1519 (pp. 201-217). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Contractor, N. S., & Whitbred, R. (1997). Decision development in work groups: A comparison of contingency and self-organizing systems perspectives. In G. Barnett & L. Thayer (Eds.), Organizational Communication: Emerging Perspectives (pp. 83-104). New York: Ablex.

Contractor, N. S., & Grant, S. (1996). The emergence of shared interpretations in organizations: A self-organizing systems perspective.  In J. Watt & A. VanLear (Eds.), Cycles and Dynamic Processes in Communication Processes (pp. 216-230). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Contractor, N. (1994). Self-organizing systems perspective in the study of organizational communication.  In B Kovacic (Ed.) New Approaches to Organizational Communication (pp. 39-66). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Seibold, D., Heller, M. A., & Contractor, N. (1994).  Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS): Review, taxonomy, and research agenda.  In B Kovacic (Ed.) Organizational Communication: New Perspectives (pp. 143-168). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Contractor, N. S., Singhal, A., & Rogers, E. M. (1993). Satellite television and development in India: A utopian, dystopian, neutral, and contingency view. In K. S. Nair & S. A. White (Eds.), Perspectives on Development Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Contractor, N. S., & Eisenberg, E. M. (1990). Communication networks and new media in organizations. In J. Fulk & C. W. Steinfield (Eds.), Organizations and Communication Technology (pp. 143-172). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Monge, P. R., & Contractor, N. S. (1988). Communication networks: Measurement techniques. In C. H. Tardy (Ed.), A Handbook for the Study of Human Communication: Methods and Instruments for Observing, Measuring, and Assessing Communication Processes (pp. 107-138). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Short Essays, Invited Publications, and Encyclopedia Entries

Tiropanis, T., Hall, W., Shadbolt, N., De Roure, D., Contractor, N., & Hendler, J. (2013). The Web Science Observatory. Intelligent Systems, IEEE, 28(2), 100–104. doi:10.1109/MIS.2013.50

Zhang, Z., Zhang, Z., Jain, R., Zhuang, Y., Contractor, N., Hauptmann, A. G., et al. (2012). Societally connected multimedia across cultures. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 13(12), 875–880. doi:10.1631/jzus.C1200279

Murase, T., Doty, D., Wax, A., DeChurch, L.A., & Contractor, N. (2012). Teams are changing: Time to “think networks”. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 5(1), 41-44.

Schatz, B., Marsh, C., Gustafson, D., Patrick, K., Krishnan, J., Kumar, S., & Contractor, N. (2012). Research challenges in measuring data for population health to enable predictive modeling for improving healthcare. ACM SIGHIT Record, 2(2), 36–41.

Keegan, B., Ahmad, M. A., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2011). What can gold farmers teach us about criminal networks? XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, 17(3), pp. 11-15.

Contractor, N. (2009). The emergence of multidimensional networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(3), 743–747.

Contractor, N. (2003). Peer-to-Peer. In S. Jones (Ed.), Encyclopedia of New Media. (pp. 367-369). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Contractor, N. (1999). Tecnologia e "collettiaperti" Il Sole 24 Ore (Italian Financial Daily).

Contractor, N., & O’Keefe, B. J. (1997). The politics of information systems: Rational designs and organizational realities. In B. Davenport Sypher (Ed.) Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Perspectives on Contemporary Work Life (pp. 203-218). New York: The Guilford Press.

Monge, P. R., & Contractor, N. (1996). Communication networks. In A. Kuper & J. Kuper (Eds.) The Social Science Encyclopedia - Edition 2 (pp. 128-130). London: Routledge.

Monge, P. R., & Contractor, N. (1996). Communication research (revision of original by Gerald Miller). In A. Kuper& J. Kuper (Eds.) The Social Science Encyclopedia - Edition 2 (pp. 130-132). London: Routledge.

Seibold, D., & Contractor, N. (1993).Commentary on “Issues for a theory of high-speed management” by D. Cushman & E. King. In Communication Yearbook, 16 (pp. 237-246). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Book Reviews

Contractor, N. (2001). Review of Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and

Randomness by Duncan J. Watts, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999. Chance, 14(4), (pp. 33-36).

Contractor, N. (1994). Review of Complexity – The emerging science at the edge of order and

chaos by M. Mitchell Waldrop, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 1992. Journal of Communication, 44(3), (pp. 135-136).

Contractor, N. (1994). Review of Complexity – Life at the edge of chaos by Roger Lewin, The

University of Chicago Press, 1992. Journal of Communication, 44(3), (pp. 135-136).

Contractor, N. (1994). Review of The origins of order by Stuart A. Kauffman, Oxford University

Press, 1993. Journal of Communication, 44(3), (pp. 135-136).

Contractor, N. (1992). Review of Research and Reflexivity edited by F. Steier. Journal of Communication, 42(3), (pp. 196-199).

Contractor, N. S. (1992). Review of A Self-Renewing Society: The Role of Television and Communications Technology by N. D. Batra. Journalism Quarterly, 69, (pp. 227-228).

Conference Proceedings

Whalen, R., Huang, Y., Tanis, C., Sawant, A., Uzzi, B., & Contractor, N. (2016). Citation Distance: Measuring Changes in Scientific Search Strategies. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW '15 Companion, Montreal, Canada.

Hogan, B., Melville, J. R., Philips, G. L., Janulis, P., Contractor, N., Mustanski, B. S., & Birkett, M. (2016). Evaluating the Paper-to-Screen Translation of Participant-Aided Sociograms with High-Risk Participants. Proceedings of CHI ’16, San Jose, CA.

Pilny, A., Keegan, B., Foucault Welles, B., Riedl, C., Lazer, D., Radford, J., Ognyanova, K.,  DeChurch, L., Macy, M., Contractor, N., Meleis, W. (2016). Designing online experiments. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, San Francisco, CA.

Lungeanu, A., Sullivan, S., Contractor, N., & Wilensky, U. (2015). A Computational Model of Team Assembly in Emerging Scientific Fields. Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA.

Wang, M., Chen, W., Huang, Y., Contractor, N. S., & Fu, Y. (2015). A Multidimensional Network Approach for Modeling Customer-Product Relations in Engineering Design. Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Boston, MA.

Whalen, R., & Contractor, N. (2015). Patent Application Citations and the Examination Process: A Network-Based Date-Sensitive Method to Analyze Patent Applications. Proceedings of the Law & Big Data Workshop at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, San Diego, CA.

Neidhardt, J., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2015). Team vs. Team: Success Factors in a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

McDonald, J. D., Dechurch, L. A., Asencio, R., Carter, D. R., Mesmer-Magnus, J. R., & Contractor, N. S. (2015). Team task switching: A conceptual framework for understanding functional work shifts. In 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015. (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 1157-1161). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.. DOI: 10.1177/1541931215591179

Schecter, A., Leenders, R., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2014). The Signatures of Success in Teams & Multiteam Systems. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.http://nosh.northwestern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/p871-xu.pdf

Sullivan, S., Pierce, C. S., Leonardi, P. M., & Contractor, N. (2013). Explaining idea sharing mechanisms: Linking diversity and network factors to explore creative teams. Proceedings of the e Academy of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Xu, B., Huang, Y., Kwak, H., & Contractor, N. (2013). Structures of Broken Ties: Exploring Unfollow Behavior on Twitter. Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work, 871-76. San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Xu, B., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2013). Exploring Twitter networks in parallel computing environments. Proceedings of the Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE): Gateway to Discovery. doi:10.1145/2484762.2484811

Ahmad, M., Keegan, B., Roy, A., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. S. (2013). Guilt by association? Network based propagation approaches for gold farmer detection. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining.

McCusker, J. P. , Shaikh, A., Contractor, N., Courtney, P., Lee, J., Morgan, G., Tatalovich, Z., Thomas, C., and L. McGuinness, D. L. (2013) Towards next generation health data exploration: A data cube-based investigation into population statistics for tobacco IT innovation. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS) 2013.

Keegan, B., Gergle, D., & Contractor, N. (2012). Staying in the loop: Structure and dynamics of Wikipedia’s breaking news collaborations. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration: WikiSym 2012, Linz, Austria.

Keegan, B., Gergle, D., & Contractor, N. (2012). Do editors or articles drive collaboration? Multilevel statistical network analysis of wikipedia coauthorship. In S. Poltrack & C. Simone (Eds.), Proceedings of the CSCW '12 Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Seattle, WA (pp. 427–436). New York, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/2145204.2145271

Ahmad, M., Borbora, Z., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2012). Love all, trust a few: Link prediction for trust and psycho-social factors in MMOs. In S. J. Yang, A. M. Greenberg, & M. Endsley (Eds.), Social Computing, Behavioral - Cultural Modeling and Prediction. 5th International Conference, SBP 2012, College Park, MD, USA, April 3-5, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. (Vol. 7227, pp. 123–130). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-29047-3

McGuinness, D. L., Lebo, T., Ding, L., McCusker, J. P., Shaikh, A. R., Moser, R. P., et al. (2012). Towards semantically enabled next generation community health information portals: The PopSciGrid pilot. Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 4-7 January, 2012 (pp. 2752–2760). IEEE. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2012.605

Ahmad, M.A., Keegan, B., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2011). Trust among rogues? A hypergraph approach for comparing clandestine trust networks in MMOGs. Proceedings of the 5th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 10-17.

Fazel-Zarandi, M., Devlin, H.J., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2011). Expert recommendation based on social drivers, social network analysis, and semantic data representation. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Information Heterogeneity and Fusion in Recommender Systems, 41-48.

Keegan, B., Gergle, D., & Contractor, N. (2011). Hot off the Wiki: Dynamics, practices and structures in Wikipedia’s coverage of the Tōhoku catastrophes. Proceedings of WikiSym11, 105-113.

Ahmad, M., Keegan, B., Sullivan, S., Williams, D., Srivastava, J. & Contractor, N. (2011). Illicit Bits: Detecting and Analyzing Contraband Networks in Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing.

Ahmad, M.A., Keegan, B., Sullivan, S., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2011). Towards analyzing adversarial behavior in clandestine networks. Proceedings from the 2011 AAAI Workshop on Applied Adversarial Reasoning and Risk Modeling, 75-76.

Keegan, B., Ahmed, M.A., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2010). Dark gold: Statistical properties of clandestine networks in massively multiplayer online games. Proceedings of 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on Social Computing, 201-208.

Ahmad, M.A., Borbora, Z., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (2010). Link prediction across multiple social networks. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, 911-918.

Courtney, P., Shaikh, A. R., Contractor, N., McGuinness, D. L., Ding, L., Augustson, E. M., Blake, K., Morgan, G. D., Moser, R., Willis, G., & Hesse, B. W. (2010). Consumer health portal: An informatics tool for translation and visualization of complex, evidence-based population health data for cancer prevention and control. Proceedings of the 138th American Public Health Association.

Shaikh, A. R., Contractor, N., Moser, R., Morgan, G. D., Courtney, P. K., E. M. Augustson, A. M. Pilsner, & Hesse, B. W. (2009). PopSciGrid: Using cyberinfrastructure to enable data harmonization, collaboration, and advanced computation of nationally representative behavioral, demographic, and economic data. Proceedings of the 137th Annual Public Health Association.

Huang, Y., Zhu, M. Wang, J. Pathak, N., Shen, C., Keegan, B., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2009). The formation of task-oriented groups: exploring combat activities in online games. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, 4, 122-127.

Contractor, N. (2009). Understanding & enabling networks in digital government. Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 390, 364-365.

Ahmad, M.A., Keegan, B., Srivastava, J., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2009). Mining for gold farmers: Automatic detection of deviant players in MMOGs. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 4, 340-345.

Huffaker, D., Wang, J., Treem, J., Ahmad, M. A., Fullerton, L., Williams, D., Poole, M. S., & Contractor, N. (2009). The social behaviors of experts in massive multiplayer online role-playing games. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 4, 326-331.

Neumeyer, X., Contractor, N., & Ehmann, K. (2008). Collaboration Networks in Micromanufacturing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Micromanufacturing, Pittsburgh, PA.

Huang, Y., Contractor, N., & Yao, Y. (2008). Recommendation based on social networks, Proceedings of DG.O 2008 Annual conference for Digital Government, Montreal, Canada.

Patel, J., Gupta, I., & Contractor, N. (2006). JetStream: Achieving predictable gossip dissemination by leveraging social networks principles. Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA06).

Pathak, N., Mane, S., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. S. (2006). Knowledge perception analysis in a social network. Proceedings of the 6th SIAM – International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 06).

Contractor, N., Bishop, A. P., & Zink, D. (1999). PrairieKNOW: A tool to assist the study, creation, and growth of community networks. In H-J.Bullinger& J. Ziegler (Eds.), Proceedings of HCI International ’99 (the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction), Munich, Germany, Volume 2, (pp. 447-451). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Jacobs, J. L., Dorneich, M. C., Jones, P. M., O'Keefe, B. J. and Contractor, N. (1997). SPOT: Using collaborative technologies for developing collaborative technologies. Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1, 690-695, Orlando, FL.

Jones, P. M., Chin, G., Lucenti, M., Kim, H-J., Stigberg, D., Sherman, G., Contractor, N., O'Keefe, B. J., Whitbred, R., Grobler, F., Case, M., Heckel, J., Lu, S. C-Y. & Ganeshan, R. (1997). CITYSCAPE: Civil infostructure technology system for collaborative analysis, prediction, and evaluation. Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 3, 2223-2227, Orlando, FL.

Jones, P. M., Contractor, N., O'Keefe, B., Lu, S., Case, M., Lawrence, P., & Grobler, F. (1995). Workflow and cooperative problem solving in civil infrastructure management. Proceedings of the IEEE 1995 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 5, 4575-4580, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Jones, P. M., Contractor, N., Lu, S. C-Y., & O'Keefe, B. J. (1994). Intelligent collaborative support for engineering design. Proceedings of the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA '94), 4, 80 – 82, Toronto, Ontario.

Jones, P. M., Contractor, N., O'Keefe, B., & Lu, S. C-Y. (1994). Competence models and self-organizing systems: Towards intelligent, evolvable, collaborative support. Proceedings of the IEEE 1994 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1, 367-372, San Antonio, TX.

Case, M., Contractor, N., Jones, P. M., Lu, S. C-Y., & O'Keefe, B. J. (1992). Team engineering analysis and modeling: Toward a normative model of team interaction. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Chicago IL.

Case, M., Contractor, N., Jones, P. M., Lu, S. C-Y, & O'Keefe, B. (1992). Consensus management in engineering design. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics, Chicago IL.

Monographs and Technical Reports

Provan, K., & Contractor, N. (2007). Understanding and managing stakeholder networks. In National Cancer Institute, Greater than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control. Tobacco Control Monograph No. 18. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. NIH Pub. No. 06-6085.

Bajcsy, R., Rubin P., Bertenthal, B., Bimber, B., Contractor, N., Finholt, T., Franklin, K., Liberman, M., Mebane, W., Pearce, C., Scacchi, W., Teitelbaum, B., & Urban M. (2004). Cyberinfrastructure-mediated interaction. Report of the NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for the Social Sciences.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

NU Team Recommender: Team recommender system for Northwestern University scholars. SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University, 2014-present.

Technical Support Unit Influence Strategy Wizard: Recommender system for scaling up health innovations in Bihar, India. SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University, 2014-present.

My Dream Team: Team Recommender System. SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University, 2013-present.

6DoS: Six Degrees of Separation: Web based game to understand routing of messages via networks. SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University, 2013-present.

VIVO Recommender: Recommending teams for scientific research. SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University, 2012-present

Semantic Recommender: Semantic Web Cyberinfrastructure for Inquiring Knowledge Networks on the Web. SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University, 2011-present

C-IKNOW: Cyberinfrastructure for Inquiring Knowledge Networks on the Web People Recommender system. SONIC Research Group , Northwestern University, 2007-2010.

IKNOW: Inquiring Knowledge Networks on the Web . SONIC Research Group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1997-2007

Blanche: A computational modeling environment for network evolution. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1997-2007.

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.

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.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Novel Approaches to Measuring Demand-side Community Perceptions and Barriers to Family Planning via Social Network Analysis in Ethiopia (2015-2016, 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 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, NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Annual Science of Team Science Conference (2011-2016, 8R13TR000046, $50,000). Principal Investigator.

Army Research Laboratory (subcontract from BBN Technologies): Integrated Research Center for Network Sciences Collaborative Technology Alliance (2009-2016, cooperative agreement number W911NF-09-2-0053, $628,905) Investigator.

National Institutes of Health/NHRR: Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) (2008-2016, $705,711) subcontract from Feinberg School of Medicine. Investigator.

PREVIOUSLY FUNDED RESEARCH

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.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES and DISTINGUISHED LECTURES

2017

Contractor, N. (March 13, 2016). Creating Effective Teams. Keynote address at “Assembly required. Organizing in the 21st century”. Center for Technological and Pedagogical Innovation (CITEP) conference at the University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2016

Contractor, N. (December 1st, 2016). Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. Keynote address at the 3rd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, Cologne, Germany.

Contractor, N. (June 30, 2016). Leveraging Web/Internet/Network Sciences (WINS) to address Grand Societal Challenges. Keynote address at the Web Science Summer Institute, Koblenz, Germany.

Contractor, N. (May 16, 2016). Building and Leveraging Powerful Social Networks. Keynote address at the University of Colorado, Denver’s 4th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy, Denver, CO.

Contractor, N. (March 28, 2016). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Distinguished Lecture in the Educational Testing Services (ETS) Seminar Series , Princeton, NJ.

 

Contractor, N. (March 13, 2016). The Science of Team Science. Keynote address at the “Intra- and interorganizational conditions for interorganizational research cooperation.”  University of Bremen, in collaboration with the MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at Bremen University

Contractor, N. (March 4, 2016). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Lambda Pi Eta Choice Scholar Lecture at the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

Contractor, N. (February 15, 2016). Team Science for the 21st Century. Evening Speaker, 3rd Kavli Symposium on Science Journalism, Washington, DC.

Contractor, N. (February 6, 2016). Reflections: Lessons learned. Plenary Speaker, 22nd Annual Organization Science Winter Conference: Innovations & Organizations, Park City, UT.

2015

Contractor, N. (September 24, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences & Humanities at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Contractor, N. (August 27, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Keynote address at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Paris, France.

Contractor, N. (June 18, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Distinguished Lecture at North Carolina State University’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences, Raleigh, NC.

Contractor, N. (June 15, 2015). Data, Network, and Crowd Science: Laura Norén, Noshir Contractor, and Wei Wang Discuss How Social Data Is Changing Network and Communication Science with Online Collaborative Methods. Speaker at the Big Boulder Initiative, Boulder, CO.

 

Contractor, N. (June 9, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Distinguished Lecture at the Vienna University of Technology’s PhD School Series "Current Trends in Computer Science", Vienna, Austria.

 

Contractor, N. (June 2, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Keynote at NetSci Computational Social Science Conference, Zaragoza, Spain.

Contractor, N. (May 28, 2015). Leveraging WINS (Web/Internet/Network Science) to address Societal Challenges. Keynote at the 2nd International Conference on Internet Science, Brussels, Belgium.

Contractor, N. (April 29, 2015). Leveraging Network Science to address Great Societal Challenges. Keynote at the ARS’ 15 International Workshop “Large Networks and Big Data”, Anacapri, Italy.

Contractor, N. (March 10, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges. Distinguished Lecture at the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium, Doha, Qatar.

Contractor, N. (February 22, 2015). The Science of Team Science. Keynote address at the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Contractor, N. (February 20, 2015). Building Powerful Personal and Professional Networks. Distinguished Lecture at the Chicago Collaboration for Women in STEM, Naperville, IL.

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 Foundation Workshop 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. (February 21, 2017). Testing Multitheoretical, Multilevel Hypotheses about Networks. Prevention Science Methodology Group (PSMG) at the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology, Feinberg school of medicine, Northwestern University, IL.

Contractor, N. (February 13, 2017). Bridging the Boundary, while Minding the Seams: Boundary Propensities in Multiteam Systems. Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, CA.

Contractor, N. (September 9, 2016). Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. Department of Computer Science and Automation Seminar Series. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Contractor, N. (April 27, 2016). Potenciando la Ciencia de Redes para abordar los grandes retos sociales. Programa La UBA para el Siglo XXI en la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Contractor, N. (April 13, 2016). Some Assembly Required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Computer Science Research Group Talk at the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

Contractor, N. (January 15, 2016). Leveraging Network Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) & Digital Future Lecture Series at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Contractor, N. (October 26, 2015). Some Assembly Required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Clinical and Translational Science Talk at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Contractor, N. (July 9, 2015). Leveraging Computational Social Science to address grand societal challenges. Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities, Vienna University of Technology. Vienna, Austria.

Contractor, N. (Feb 27, 2015). Using computational social science to address grand societal challenges. Brown bag presentation at the Northwestern University’s Office for Sponsored Research staff meeting, Evanston, IL.

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.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

DeChurch, L.A., Mesmer-Magnus, J.R., Niler, A., Plummer, G., Larson, L., & Contractor, N.S. (2017, May). The relative instrumentality of team cognition: A meta-analysis. Poster to be presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

DeChurch, L.A., Larson, L., Jones, B., Gomez-Zara, D., & Contractor, N.S. (2017, May). Social identification and leadership emergence within and between teams. Paper to be presented at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, Mykonos, Greece.

DeChurch, L.A., Contractor, N.S., Niler, A., Mesmer-Magnus, J.R., Plummer, G., & Gomez-Zara, D. (February, 2017). Shared cognition in multiteam systems: A NASA space analog study. Poster presented at the Organization Science Winter Conference, Park City, UT.

Contractor, N.S., Gibson, Z., Antone, W., Ng, J., DeChurch, L.A., Bell, S.T. (January, 2017). Composing Effective Space Crews: Predicting Crew Camaraderie (CREWS). Presented on a panel titled “Markers for Individualizing Countermeasures in Exploration” at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DeChurch, L.A., Schultz, M., Johnson, J., Contractor, N.S., Mesmer-Magnus, J., Plummer, G., Twyman, M. (January, 2017). Structured Text Analysis for Evaluating Shared Cognition. Presented on a panel titled “Exploration Modeling Tools II” at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DeChurch, L.A., Larson, L., Gómez-Zará, D., Jones, B.R., Contractor, N., Johnson, J. (January, 2017). Leadership Emergence in Space Multiteam Systems. Presented on a panel titled “Team, Training, and Performance Metrics” at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DeChurch, L.A., Plummer, G., Contractor, N.S., Mesmer-Magnus, J. (January, 2017). The Costs of Switching Between Team and Multiteam Tasks. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Zakhlebin, I.V., Vinokhodova, A.G., Gushin, V.I., Bell, S.T., DeChurch, L.A., Contractor, N.S. (January, 2017). Influence of Interpersonal Perceptions on Team Structure in Long-duration Space Exploration Missions. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Park, P., DeChurch, L.A., Contractor, N.S. (January, 2017). Understanding Elective Task Switching. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Contractor, N.S., Gokhman, I.A., Larson, L.E., Bell, S.T., DeChurch, L.A. (January, 2017). Leadership Networks in Space Crews. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DeChurch, L.A., Niler, A., Plummer, G., Tanaka, K., Contractor, N.S. (January, 2017). Impact of Social Connectedness, Communication Delay, And Sleep Deprivation on Cognitive Network Similarity in Analog Teams. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Contractor, N.S., Antone, W., Gibson, Z., Ng, J., DeChurch, L.A., Bell, S.T. (January, 2017). Building Extreme Teams: Simulating Team Composition Effects in Isolated and Confined Environments. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Antone, W., Contractor, N.S., Bell, S.T., DeChurch, L.A. (January, 2017). Faulty Analysis: Analyzing the Validity of Different Faultline Measurement Algorithms for Long-Duration Space Exploration. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Schecter, A., Contractor, N. (December, 2016). An illustration of the relational event model to analyze group interaction processes. Paper presented at the Network Science of Squads Workshop, Denton, TX.

Larson, L., Jones, B., Gibson, Z., DeChurch, L.A., & Contractor, N.S. (September, 2016). Leadership identity construction in multiteam systems. Poster presented at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference, Evanston, IL.

Twyman, M., DeChurch, L., Newman, D., Contractor, N. (July, 2016). The Ties that Form Teams: Self-Organization, Homophily, and Multiplexity. Paper presented at the INGRoup, Helsinki, Finland.

Schecter, A.Y., DeChurch, L., Contractor, N. (July, 2016). The Semantic Networks that Underpin Group Interaction. Paper presented at the INGRoup, Helsinki, Finland.

Contractor, N. (July, 2016). Panel: Team Chemistry in Outer Space: Getting Along With Your Crew When You Know You Can’t Quit. INGRoup, Helsinki, Finland.

Niler, A., Asencio, R., DeChurch, L., Uzzi, B., Contractor, N. (July, 2016). Gender Composition Affects Females Experience of Working in Science Teams. Paper presented at the INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Asencio, R., Huang, Y., DeChurch, L., Contractor, N., Uzzi, B. (July, 2016). Across Space and Over Time: Pushing the Boundaries of Virtual Teams Research Symposium at the INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Plummer, G., Larson, L., Mesmer-Magnus, J., Niler, A.,DeChurch, L., Contractor, N. (July, 2016). When Team Cognition Matters Most: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

 

Wang, M., Huang, Y., Contractor, N., Fu. Y., and Chen, W. (May, 2016).  A Network Approach for Understanding and Analyzing Product Co-consideration Relations in engineering Design. Paper presented at the 14th International Design Conference, Cavtat, Dubrovnick, Croatia.

Contractor, N (February, 2016). Presented on a panel titled Issues of Social Media and Social Networks for the Communication of Science Related to Contentious Societal Issues at the National Academies of Science’s Committee on the Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda, Washington DC.

Contractor, N. S., Bell, S. T., DeChurch, L. A., Brown, S. G., Hernandez, I., Forbush, E., & Jones, B. R. (February, 2016). CREWS: Crew Recommender for Effective Work in Space. Paper presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DeChurch, L., Contractor, N., Johnson, J., Mesmer-Magnus, J., Plummer, G., Twyman, M., Niler, A., Larson, L., Hernandez, I. (February, 2016). SCALE: Share Cognitive Architecture for Long-Distance Space Exploration. Paper presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DeChurch, L., Contractor, N., Mesmer-Magnus, J., McDonald, J., & Hernandez, I. (February, 2016). 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. Paper presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Murase, T., Asencio, R., McDonald, J., Poole, M. S., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (November, 2015). The Effect of Entrainment of Group Processes on Multiteam System Effectiveness. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas.

Fu, J. S., Shumate, M., & Contractor, N. (November, 2015). Organizational boundary matters: Examining government officials’ intentions to adopt health innovations in India. Paper presented at the Northwestern Interdisciplinary Global Health Symposium (NU-IGHS) Chicago, IL.

Huang, Y., Singh, P., Asencio, R., Contractor, N., DeChurch, L., Uzzi, B. (October, 2015). Evaluating scientific outcomes from the user perspective. Paper accepted to the Computer and Communications Security Quantifying Science Workshop (CCS), Tempe, AZ.

Schecter, A. & Contractor, N. (August, 2015). Forming and performing: How group structure evolves in successful multiteam systems. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Vancouver, BC.

DeChurch, L. A., Contractor, N. S., Shumate, M., & Hernandez, I. (July, 2015). Perceptions of Superordinate Goals in a Multiteam System Network: The Case of Bihar, India. Paper presented at the The Interdisciplinary Network Conference for Group Research (INGRoup), Pittsburgh, PA.

Whalen, R., Brot, H., Uzzi, B., & Contractor, N. (July, 2015). Team Size, Boundary-Spanning, and Communication Clarity. Paper presented at the The Interdisciplinary Network Conference for Group Research (INGRoup), Pittsburgh, PA.

Twyman, M., Wax, A., DeChurch, L., Bowser, G., and Contractor, N. (July, 2015). Looking for Leadership: Understanding Team Assembly in a Web Technology. Paper presented at the Technologies for Studying and Enabling Teams, Symposium conducted at the 10th Annual INGRoup Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Whalen, R., Huang, Y., Sawant, A., Uzzi, B., & Contractor, N. (June, 2015). Natural Language Processing, Article Content & Bibliometrics: Predicting High Impact Science. Paper presented at the Analyzing Scholarly Communication on the Web at ACM WebSci, Oxford, UK.

Contractor, N. S., Sawant, A., Gado, H., Hernandez, I., DeChurch, L. A., & Shumate, M. (June, 2015). Leveraging Who, Whom, and How: A Social Networking Tool to Scale Up Health Innovation in India. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt, Brighton, UK.

Huang, Y., Sawant, A., Whalen, R., & Contractor, N. (June, 2015). Automated Detection of Perfunctory Citations: Nuancing Impact Factors and Weighting Citation Networks to Account for Citation Heterogeneity. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt, Brighton, UK.

Schecter, A., & Contractor, N. (June, 2015). A Multi-Relational Event Model for Understanding Channel Selection. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt, Brighton, UK.

Wang, L., Lou, T., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (June, 2015). Intelligence of Crowd: Could Voting Predict Product Sales. Paper presented at the Collective Intelligence, Santa Clara, CA.

Contractor, N. S., DeChurch, L. A., & Hernandez, I. (April, 2015). Leveraging Social Networks to Achieve Social Influence at Scale. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Asencio, R., Murase, T., Poole, M. S., McDonald, J., DeChurch, L. A., Contractor, N. (April, 2015). Searching for team process in behavioral sequences. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Asencio, R., Huang, Y., Murase, T., Sawant, A., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (August, 2014). Enabling Teams to Self-Assemble: The My Dream Team Tool. Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference, Austin, TX.

Sawant, A., Gado, H., & Contractor, N. (August, 2014). VIVO Team Recommender Based on Linked Open Data Conforming to the VIVO Ontology. Paper presented at the 5th Annual VIVO Conference, Austin, TX.

Huang, Y., Zhang, C., Fazel-Zarandi, M., Devlin, H., Lungeanu, A., Wasserman, S., & Contractor, N. (August, 2014). Network Imputation in predicting researcher collaboration. Paper presented at the 5th Annual VIVO Conference, Austin, TX.

Schecter, A., Leenders, R., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (May, 2014). The Sequential Structural Signatures of Success in Multiteam Systems. Paper presented at the ICA Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Sullivan, S., Lungeanu, A., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (May, 2014). An Agent-Based Model (ABM) of the Emergence of Leadership for Innovation in Multiteam Systems. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Contractor, N., DeChurch, L., Asencio, R., Huang, Y., Murase, T., & Sawant, A. (May, 2014). Enabling Teams to Self-Assemble: The MyDreamTeam Builder. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Sullivan, S., Dechurch, L., Zaccaro, S., & Contractor, N. (February, 2014). The structures of leadership reliance networks that facilitate innovation in multiteam systems. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Schecter, A., Leenders, R., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (February, 2014). Using Relational Event Networks to Understand Team & Multiteam System Interaction Processes. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Wax, A., Dalrymple, K. M., DeChurch, L. A., Walker, B. N., & Contractor, N. (February, 2014). Interdisciplinary Design Teams: Self-Organization and Performance. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Lungeanu, A., Sullivan, S., & Contractor, N. (February, 2014). Compositional, relational and ecosystem influences on team assembly in emerging scientific fields. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Weng, C., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (February, 2014). A Multilevel Model to Predict Organizational Turnover. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Neidhardt, J., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (February, 2014). Assembly factors influencing the victor in head to head short duration team competitions in a multiplayer online battle arena game. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Sullivan, S., Lungeanu, A., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (October 8, 2013) Modeling the Emergence of Leadership Reliance Networks. Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, Minneapolis.

Lungeanu, A., Sullivan, S.  & Contractor, N. (October, 2013) The Formation and Evolution of Teams in New Scientific Fields: A Hybrid Model Approach. Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, Minneapolis.

Contractor, N. (September 19, 2013). Can big data motivate new social science theories and methods? at the Big D.A.T.A (Data And Theory Advancement) Workshop organized by the Science and Technology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD.

Ahmad, M., Keegan, B., Roy, A., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. S. (August, 2013). Guilt by Association? Network Based Propagation Approaches for Gold Farmer Detection (pp. 1–6). Presented at the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining.

Sullivan, S., Lungeanu, A., DeChurch, L.A., & Contractor, N.S. (June, 2013). Leading innovation over space and time. Paper presented at the ARS’13, Rome, Italy.

Contractor, N. (February 8, 2013). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Kellogg Attitudes Motivation and Processing (KAMP) Speaker Series, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Contractor, N., Sharma, A., Singh, L., Hausmann, R., Pieterson, W., Johnson, Z. (February 3, 2014). Using Social Network Analysis for Scaling up Family Health Solutions in Bihar: A Systematic Approach to Understand Government Influencers.  FICCI Conference on Quality Practices- QUPRAC 2014, Federation House, New Delhi.

Contractor, N. (December 6, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Seminar series in the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich.

Contractor, N. (December 2, 2012) Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century”. Colloquium series at Northwestern University Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

Contractor, N. (December 1, 2012) Co-organizer of a satellite workshop to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability Communication - New Tools and Trends” at Northwestern University Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

Young, L.E. and Contractor, N. (November 16, 2012). Identifying the ties that inform: Unpacking the relational context of environmental information seeking. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Environmental Communication Division, Orlando, FL.

Contractor, N. (October 5, 2012). Pre-conference workshop on Social Network Analysis at the 25th Organizational Communication Miniconference hosted by the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Contractor, N. (September 26, 2012). Team assembly in online games. Guest lecture at the Fudan School of Business, Shanghai, China.

Contractor, N. (September 21, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st century. Presentation at the LUISS Business School, Rome, Italy. http://www.formazionelbs.luiss.it/appuntamento.aspx?id=485

Contractor, N. (September 17, 2012). Studying teams at the hyperedge. Presentation at the European Union funded Innovation Sustainability Technology (INSITE) workshop titled “Networks’ emergence and sustainability” at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. http://www.insiteproject.org/event/networks-emergence-sustainability/

Contractor, N. (August 24, 2012). Presented on a panel titled Building better teams: Innovative approaches to the design and deployment of researcher recommendation systems at the VIVO 2012 conference, Miami, FL. http://www.vivoweb.org/files/2012-VIVO-Conference-Program.pdf

Sawant, A., Fazel-Zarandi, M. Kusenda, B., Devlin, H., Eichmann, D., & Contractor, N. (August 23, 2012). A Collaboration Recommender Based on Linked Open Data Conforming to the VIVO Ontology, VIVO 2012 conference, Miami, FL. http://www.vivoweb.org/files/2012-VIVO-Conference-Program.pdf 

Contractor, N. (August 21, 2012). Presented at the 2012 Summer Social Webshop on Technology Mediated Social Participation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/webshop2012/index.shtml

Contractor, N. (August 12, 2012). Participated on a panel titled Winning nationally competitive grants at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL. http://www.aejmcchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Sunday-Copy.pdf

Sullivan, S., Leonardi, P., & Contractor, N. (August 6, 2012). Using agent-based modeling to test conflicting effects on technology adoption within organizations, annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA. http://program.aomonline.org/2012/submission.asp?mode=ShowSession&SessionID=1790

Lungeanu, A., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (August 6, 2012). A network perspective on success in collaboration: Stop citing me for our own good? at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA. http://program.aomonline.org/2012/submission.asp?mode=ShowSession&SessionID=1812

Contractor, N. (August 3, 2012). Luncheon address to a joint session of the Doctoral Consortium and the Junior Faculty workshop of the Organizational Communication & Information System (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Contractor, N. (August 3, 2012). Presented at professional development workshop The innovations in team innovation: The science of teams and the science in teams at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, MA. http://program.aomonline.org/2012/submission.asp?mode=ShowSession&SessionID=298

Contractor, N. (July 29, 2012). Participated on a panel titled Reflections on collaboration: “What does the evidence base from the network, institutional and organizational change literature say about fostering collaboration?” at the 9th Annual Aspen Conference, Colorado Springs, CO. http://www.uccs.edu/~aspen/

Contractor, N. (July 18, 2012). Participated in a Microsoft Research workshop titled Web Observatories for Discovery Informatics Redmond, WA.

Contractor, N. (July 13, 2012). Participated in a panel titled Bridging boundaries towards collaborative team science at the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Chicago, IL. http://www.ingroup.net/resources/PROGRAM%206-27-12.pdf

Contractor, N. (July 13, 2012). Participated in a panel titled Beyond the small group: Cohesion in complex teams at the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Chicago, IL. http://www.ingroup.net/resources/PROGRAM%206-27-12.pdf

Contractor, N. (July 9, 2012). Network Theories and Methods in Web Science. Tutorial presented at the 4th Web Science Summer School, Leiden, Netherlands. http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2012/490/poster.pdf 

Contractor, N. (July 4, 2012). Social Network Theories and Methods. Tutorial presented at the School on Networks in Biology, Social Science and Engineering organized as part of the Indian Institute of Science Mathematics Initiative, Bangalore, India. http://math.iisc.ernet.in/~imi/NBSSEWS.php 

Contractor, N. (June 28, 2012). Social Network Theories and Methods. Presented day long workshop at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Contractor, N., & Srivastava, J., (June 25, 2012). Network Science Models and Computational Methods. Tutorial presented at the Army Research Laboratory, under the auspices of the Network Science: Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS-CTA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. http://www.ns-cta.org 

Contractor, N., Zhu, M., & Wasserman, S. (June 19, 2012). Correspondence Analysis in Multilevel Networks. Paper presented at the Multilevel Social Networks Symposium, organized by the Multilevel Network Modeling Group, Manchester, UK. http://www.mnmg.co.uk/MNMGConference.html 

Contractor, N. (June 18, 2012). Can Big Data Motivate New Theories and Methods? Paper presented the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Data Horizons workshop as part of the ESRC Digital Social Research program, Manchester, UK.

Contractor, N. (June 16, 2012). Facilitated a networking exercise at Women Networking for Sustainability: Celebrating the Past & Envisioning the Future held concurrently with the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Contractor, N. (May 31-June 1, 2012). Participated in the National Advisory Committee meeting for the Active Aging Research Center, Madison, WI. http://aarc.chess.wisc.edu/?page_id=277

Contractor, N., DeChurch, L., Murase, T., &Wax, A. (May 25, 2012). Origins and Consequences of Relational Pluralism in Multiteam Systems. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Contractor, N. (May 25, 2012). Respondent on a panel titled “Knowledge and Expertise: Communication in the Management and Performance of Knowledge” at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Contractor, N. (May 24, 2012). Presentation at the International Communication Association Organizational Communication Division Junior Scholar workshop, Phoenix, AZ. http://www.icahdq.org/conf/2012/preconferences.asp 

Contractor, N. (May 17, 2012). The role of networks in the assembly of effective teams. Presentation at a National Cancer Institute meeting on The Role of Health Care Teams in Cancer Care, Bethesda, MD. http://www.cvent.com/events/the-role-of-health-care-teams-in-cancer-care/agenda-f91bcd5da40d48f4a012d5d0b6704069.aspx

Pieterson, W., & Contractor N. (April 16-20, 2012). Web Science in the SONIC research group. Presentation at World Wide Web 2012, Lyon, France.

Contractor, N. (March 21, 2012). Some assembly required: Organizing in the 21st Century. Presentation at the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center’s Translation Science Seminar, Sacramento, CA.

Lungeanu, A., Huang, Y., Contractor, N., (March 13-18, 2012). A network perspective on success in collaboration: Stop citing me for your own good? Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Lungeanu, A., Murase, M., Carter, D., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012) A Hypergraph Approach to Understanding the assembly of Scientific Research Teams. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Zhu, M., Lungeanu, A., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012) Growth of New Scientific Fields: the Case of Oncofertility. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Huang, Y., Zhang, C., Fazel-Zarandi, M., Devlin, H., Lungeanu, A., Wasserman, S., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012) Comparing efficacy of link prediction models for expert recommender systems. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Chang, C., Lungeanu, A. Keegan, B., Gilborne, J., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012) Multidimensional Networks in Crowdsourced Collaboration. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Vashevko, A., Chang, C., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012) Assembling teams for success: how research teams win funding. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Zhu, M., Wax, A., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012) Teamwork at the Hyper-Edge: Impact of Team Hyperedge Structures on Performance. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Pieterson, W., Johnson, Z., & Contractor, N. (March 13-18, 2012). Using the all new C-IKNOW to collect survey network data and explore these networks. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA.

Keegan, B., Gergle, D., & Contractor, N. (February 11-15, 2012). Do editors or articles drive collaboration? Multilevel statistical network analysis of Wikipedia coauthorship. Paper presented at CSCW’12, Seattle, WA.

Contractor, N. (January 11, 2012). Using Multi-theoretical Multilevel Models to Understand and Enable Communities. Paper presented at the Workshop on Network Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. http://www.icts.res.in/program/details/283/ 

Contractor, N., Lungeanu, A., Huang, Y. (2011). Understanding the assembly of interdisciplinary scientific teams. Paper presented at the Innovation, Organizations, and Society: A Lambert Family Communication Conference, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Foucault Welles, B. & Contractor, N. (November 19, 2011). From Strangers to Friends Online: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Friendship Formation on the Internet. Paper presented at the National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Merrill, N., Foucault Welles, B. & Contractor, N. (November 18, 2011). Virtual group commitment: An examination of factors leading to group donations in second life. Paper presented at the National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Contractor, N. (October 16, 2011). Traces in a Tangled Web. Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL. http://www.chicagohumanities.org/

Contractor, N. (September 30, 2011) Using Web Science to Understand and Enable 21st Century Networks. Presentation at the Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN), New York University’s Stern School of Business, New York, NY. http://winworkshop.net/index.php

Contractor, N. (August 24, 2011). Understanding and enabling large socio-communication networks. Summer Social Webshop (@Webshop2011), University of Maryland, College Park, MD. http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/webshop2011/index.shtml

Contractor, N. (August 20, 2011). Using a computational social science approach to understand networks. Panel titled Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Recent Contributions to Mathematical Sociology from "Outside." Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas.

Huang, M., Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Yun Huang, Y., & Noshir Contractor, N. (August 16, 2011). Understanding and Enabling Network Dynamics in Virtual Communities. Paper presented as the symposium on “Dynamics of Virtual Organizations” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Contractor, N. (July, 2011). Teamwork in Virtual Organizations, INGroup Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Contractor, N. (July, 2011). Challenges in Studying Groups, Panel on Team Research and Team Science. INGroup Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

McGuinness, D. L., Shaikh, A.R., Moser, R., Hesse, B.W., Morgan, G.D., Auguston, E.M., Hunt, Y., Tatalovich, Z., Willis, G., Blake, K., Courtney, P., Finney, L., Sanders, A., Ding, L., Lebo, T., McCusker, J., Contractor, N., Huang, Y., Yao, Y., & Devlin, H. (June 14-17, 2011). A semantically-enabled community health portal for cancer prevention and control, Web Science Conference 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

Ding, L, Whalen, R., McGuinness, D.L., & Contractor, N. (June 14-17, 2011). Government agency network discovery via hyperlinks and datalinks, Web Science Conference 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

Keegan, B., Ahmed, M.A., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (June 14-17, 2011). Sic transit Gloria mundi virtuali? Promise and peril in the computational social science of clandestine organizing, Web Science Conference 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

Contractor, N. (April 27, 2012). Present on Social Network Analysis and Application panel, University of Missouri, Colombia, MO.

Keegan, B., Ahmad, M., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. (April 8-9, 2011). Mapping gold farming back to offline clandestine organizations: Methodological, theoretical, and ethical challenges, Game Behind the Game, School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ.

Keegan, B., Gergle, D., Contractor, N. (March 12-18, 2011). A Multi-theoretical, Multi-level Model of High Tempo Collaboration in an Online Community. INSNA Sunbelt XXXI, Tampa, FL.

Contractor, N. (February 17, 2011), Socnets 101: The interconnection of people through a network, Midwest Private Equity Conference, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (2011). Workshop on Social Network concepts and Analysis Techniques. University of Trento, Trento, Italy.

Contractor, N. (2011). Understanding and Enabling Networks in 21stCentury Organizations. Global Engagement Summit, Evanston, IL.

Contractor, N. (2011). Understanding and Enabling Networks in 21st Century Organizations. Allison Hall, Evanston, IL.

Contractor, N. (2010). Developing web science to understand and enable 21st century multidimensional networks. Presented at the “Web Science: A New Frontier” conference. Royal Society, London.

Huang, Y. Chen, R.B., Mahmassani, H.S. and Contractor, N. (2010). Encounter in Virtual Space, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010, Austin, TX.

Zhu, M., Contractor, N., Iravani, S. (2010). assembly of Successful Teams: Insights from the Study of MMORPGs, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010, Austin, TX.

Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Shen, C., Huang, M., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2010) Team assembly and scientific collaboration on NanoHub. Paper presented at the INSNA Sunbelt conference, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy.

Church, K., Pujol, J. M., Smyth, B., & Contractor, N. (September 7-10, 2010). MobileHCI’10 Workshop Summary: Social Mobile Web. Paper presented at MobileHCI’10, Lisbon, Portugal.

Contractor, N. (August 6, 2010). OCIS Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference 2010, Montreal, Canada.

Huang, M., Huang, Y., Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. (August, 2010). The effects of diversity and repeat collaboration on team performance in distributed nanoscientist teams. Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Conference, Montréal, Canada.

Contractor, N. (June 22, 2010). Communication & Technology Division Doctoral Consortium, 60th Annual International Communication Association Conference - ICA2010, Singapore.

Chen, R. B., Mahmassani, H. S., Huang, Y., Contractor, N., & Williams, D. (2010). Travel and Activity Behaviors in Virtual World Environments, Poster in the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB2010), Washington, D.C.

Foucault Welles, B., Van Devender, A., & Contractor, N. (2010). Is a “Friend” a Friend? Investigating the Structure of Friendship Networks in Virtual Worlds. Paper presented at the 28th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Atlanta, GA.

Foucault Welles, B., Van Devender, A., & Contractor, N. (2010). Is a “Friend” a Friend?: Comparing the Structure of Online and Offline Friendship Networks, Sunbelt XXX: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy.

Ognyanova, K., Huang, M., Huang, Y., Margolin, D., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2010). Team assembly and scientific collaboration on nanoHub. Sunbelt XXX: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy.

Huang, M. & Contractor N. (under review 2010). The impacts of co-authorship networks and citation networks in “team science,” International Network of Group Research.

Huang, M., Barbour, J., Su, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2010). Why would you save your files in a group folder? A multilevel analysis of contextual influences on information provision to work group digital databases, International Communication Association 60th Annual Conference. Singapore: [Top paper award].

Huang, M., Huang, Y., Ognyanova, K., Margolin, D., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2010). Size, diversity, & beyond: A mediated model of team composition and performance in “team science”, International Communication Association 60th Annual Conference, Singapore.

Huang, M., Huang, Y., Ognyanova, K., Margolin, D., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. S. (2010). The effects of diversity and repeat collaboration on team performance in distributed nanoscientist teams, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Mahmassani, H. S., Chen, R. B., Huang, Y., Contractor, N., & Williams, D. (2010). Time to Play? Activity Engagement in Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB2010), Washington, D.C.

Mahmassani, H. S., Chen, R. B., Huang, Y., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2010). Time to Play? Activity Engagement in Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, Transportation Research Record.

Pieterson, W., Young, L., Hsieh, Y., Wang, H., & Contractor, N. (2010). Networks in Citizen-Government Interaction: Exploring how Social Networks Affect Information Search Behavior, the annual International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), University of Twente, Netherlands.

Contractor, N., Monge, & P., Leonardi, P. (February 19, 2010). Moving technology inside the network, Second International Workshop on Network Theory: Multidimensional in the Digital Age, Los Angeles, CA.

Yuan, Y.C., Fulk, J., Monge, P., & Contractor, N. (November 1-4, 2009). Transactive Memory Systems in Work Teams: A Multilevel Investigation of the Impact of Expertise Directory Development on Expertise Exchange, International Conference on Administrative Development: Towards Excellence in Public Sector Performance, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Contractor, N. (2009). Understanding and enabling team assembly. 2nd Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, Chicago.

Contractor, N. (February 20, 2009). Understanding virtual world environments. Mardi Gras Conference 2009, Virtual Worlds: New Realms for Culture, Creativity, Commerce, Computation and Communication, Baton Rouge, LA.

Contractor, N. (2009). Presenter at the Doctoral Consortium for the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Castronova, E., Williams, D., Huang, Y., Shen, C., Keegan, B., Ratan, R. A., Xiong, L., & Contractor, N. (2009). As Real As Real? Macroeconomic Behavior in a Large-Scale Virtual World, the 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Ahmad, M. A., Keegan, B., Srivastava, J., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2009). Mining for Gold Farmers: Automatic Detection of Deviant Players in MMOGS. Paper presented at the Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking (SIN-09), Vancouver, Canada.

Foucault, B., Zhu, M., Huang, Y., Atrash, Z., & Contractor, N. (2009). Will you be my friend? An exploration of adolescent friendship online in Teen Second Life, 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA2009), Chicago, IL.

Huang, Y., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. (2009). The Role of Proximity and Homophily in Virtual World Networks, Sunbelt XXIX: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, San Diego, CA.

Huang, Y., Shen, C., & Contractor, N. (2009). Virtually There: Exploring Proximity and Homophily in A Virtual World, the Fourth Annual INGRoup Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Huang, Y., Shen, C., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2009). Virtually There II: Exploring Proximity and Homophily in a Virtual World. Paper presented at the Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking (SIN-09), Vancouver, Canada.

Huang, Y., Yao, Y., & Contractor, N. (2009). Using p*/ERGM Techniques to Implement a Multitheoretical Multilevel Network Recommender System, Sunbelt XXIX: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, San Diego, CA.

Huang, Y., Zhu, M., Keegan, B., Wang, J., Shen, C., Pathak, N., & Contractor, N. (2009). The Formation of Combat Groups in Online Games, the Fourth Annual INGRoup Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Huang, Y., Zhu, M., Wang, J., Pathak, N., Shen, C., Keegan, B., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (2009). The Formation of Task-oriented Groups: Exploring Combat Activities in Online Games. Paper presented at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom-09), Vancouver, Canada.

Su, C., Huang, M., & Contractor, N. S. (2009). Understanding the Structures, Antecedents, and Outcomes of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Transfer: A Multi-Theoretical and Multilevel Network Analysis, International Communication Association 59th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wang, J., & Contractor, N. (2009). Knowledge Seeking and Provision in Work Teams Across Multiple Knowledge Areas: A Network Formulation to Test and Extend Transactive Memory Theory., Top Paper Award at the Fourth Annual INGRoup Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Wang, J., Huffaker, D. A., Treem, J. W., Fullerton, L., Ahmad, M. A., Poole, M. S., & Contractor, N. S. (2009). Focused on the Prize: Characteristics of Experts in Virtual Worlds, the 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Zhu, M., & Contractor, N. (2009). Work and Life: The Role of Networks in Emergency Response Organizations, the 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Contractor, N., & Steglich, C. (November, 2008). From micro-actions to macro-structure: A structurational approach to the evolution of organizational networks. Top Paper Award at the 94th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Agneessens, F., Contractor, N., & Hunter, D. (September 1-5, 2008). Extensions of the MTML approach: triadic vs. tetratic effects. Presentation at the 7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Naples, Italy.

Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2008). Mirror or a Second Life: Friendship and Groups in the Virtual World, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (2008). Using Tobacco Research as an Exemplar Domain for a Population Sciences Initiative on the Grid: PopSciGrid- Putting NHIS and HINTS Data on the caGrid, caBIG 5th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2008). Recommender Systems Based on Social Drivers, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008, Washington, D.C.

Huang, Y., Contractor, N., & Yao, Y. (2008). C-IKNOW: recommendation based on social networks. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Digital government research, Montreal, Canada.

Huang, Y., Contractor, N., & Yao, Y. (2008). C-IKNOW: recommendation based on social networks, Poster in the 2008 international conference on Digital government research: 27-33. Digital Government Society of North America, Montreal, Canada.

Huang, Y., Yao, Y., & Contractor, N. (2008). Cyberinfrastructure Knowledge Networks on the Web (CIKNOW), Sunbelt XXVIII: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, ST. Pete Beach, FL.

Zhu, M., & Contractor, N. (2008). The Role of Networks in the Emergency Response Organizations, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008, Washington, D.C.

Zhu, M., & Contractor, N. (2008). Socio-Technical P2P Network for First Responders, Award-winning Student Poster Presenter, Complexity Conference, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Evanston, IL.

Contractor, N. (April 19, 2007). Theorizing social processes in multidimensional networks. Symposium on Network Science: New Directions following the National Academy of Science/National Research Council report organized by the Army Research Institute and hosted by the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Contractor, N. (March 29, 2007). MTML meets Web 2.0. Symposium on Self-organizing Networks and Communities, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Contractor, N. (February 8, 2007). Science of networks in communities related the future of digital learning and media. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (January 29, 2007). Semantic Web and social network analysis. Open Grid Forum workshop on Semantic Web, Social Networks & Web 2.0, Chapel Hill, NC.

Contractor, N. & Green, H. D. (2007). Cyberinfrastructure knowledge networks on the web a recommender system for locating resources in a knowledge network. Presentation at the 8th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference.

Steinfield, C., Pentland, B. T., Ackerman, M., & Contractor, N. (Eds.) (2007). Communities and Technologies 2007: Proceedings of the Third Communities and Technologies Conference. London: Springer London.

Green, H. D., Contractor, N., & Yao, Y. (December 13, 2006). C-IKNOW: Cyberinfrastructure Knowledge Networks on the Web. A Social Network Enabled Recommender System for Locating Resources in Cyberinfrastructures. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Minsker, B., Myers, J., Marikos, M., Wentling, T., Downey, S., Liu, Y., Bajcsy, P., Kooper, R., Marini, L., Contractor, N., Green, H., Yao, Y., & Futrelle, J. (November 15, 2006). Environmental Cyberinfrastructure Demonstration Project: Creating Cyberenvironments for Environmental Engineering and Hydrological Science Communities. Paper presented at Supercomputing 2006 (SC 06), Tampa, FL.

Ostergaard, J., Wali, A., Contractor, N., Green, H. D., Mason, S., Severson, R. & McClure, H. (November 12, 2006). Artistic, Cultural and Social Network Assets of Recent Mexican Immigrants in Chicago. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Fort Worth, TX.

Contractor, N. (August 21, 2006). Social network methods and tools to advance public health. Invited lecture at National Institutes of Health Road Map Summit on Methodology & Technology, Rockville, MD.

Contractor, N., Butts, C., Harper, S., & Auvil, L. (August 17, 2006). Mapping and Analyzing Emergent Multi-Organizational Networks in the Hurricane Katrina Response. Invited paper at the NSF Conference on “Methods for the Study of Social Networks during Disasters” Crystal City, VA.

Contractor, N. (June 19, 2006). Panelist on The Network Society and Evolving Communication Theory at the Annual convention of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany.

Contractor, N. (May 18, 2006). Multi-theoretical multilevel (MTML) models to study the emergence of networks. Paper presented at NetSci 2006 conference, Bloomington, IN.

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

Palazzolo, E., Leenders, R., & Contractor, N. (April 30, 2006). Multilevel Modeling of Retrieval Behaviors in Transactive Memory Networks. Paper presented at the Annual Social Network Sunbelt Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Wotal, B., Green, H., Williams, D., & Contractor, N. (April 28, 2006). WoW!: The dynamics of knowledge networks in Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG). Paper presented at the Annual Social Network Sunbelt Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

McClure, H., Wali, A., Severson, R., Green, H., & Contractor, N. (April 27, 2006). Ethnography and Social Network Analysis as Complimentary Methodologies for the Study of Artistic, Cultural and Networking Practices among Recent Mexican Immigrants in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Paper presented at the Annual Social Network Sunbelt Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Contractor, N. (April 25, 2006). Enabling knowledge networks in Communities of Practice. 2006 Communities of Practice Network (CoPNet) Symposium. Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH.

Pathak, N., Mane, S., Srivastava, J., & Contractor, N. S. (April 21, 2006). Knowledge Perception Analysis in a Social Network. Workshop on Link Analysis, Counter-Terrorism and Security, at the 6th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 06) Bethesda, MD.

Contractor, N. (April 19, 2006). From Disasters to WoW: Enabling Communities with Cyberinfrastructure. NASA Goddard Information Science & Technology Colloquium Series. Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

Contractor, N. (April 10, 2006). Mapping Knowledge Networks: The Case of the Santa Barbara Forum. 2006 Santa Barbara forum on Digital Transitions: Social Collaboration & Dynamic Communities, Santa Barbara, CA.

Contractor, N. (April 4, 2006). From Disasters to WoW: Enabling Communities with Cyberinfrastructure. mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/general/noshircontractor.wmv, Purdue University, Hammond, IN.

Contractor, N. (March 8, 2006). Social networks theory and practice in public health. Invited panel on “Social networks and public health” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior.

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.

Contractor, N. (December 8, 2005). Using Cyberinfrastructure to enable social networks in public health. Annual meeting of the Tobacco Harm Reduction Network, Boston, MA.

Contractor, N. (November 17, 2005). Network building for e-governance. Panel on e-Governance in Developing Countries at the World Summit on Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia.

Contractor N. (October 28, 2005). Utilizing social network analysis to understand transnational advocacy networks. Ford foundation forum on “Transnational Advocacy in Communication and Information Policy” New York, NY.

Contractor, N. (August 22, 2005). European e-Government research seen from the outside. Panel of International Digital Government Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Contractor, N. (June 30, 2005). Analysis of social networks in digital government. National Infrastructure for Community Statistics (NICS) Community of Practice Research Symposium. Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (June 24, 2005): International collaboration in e-Science. Panel at the 1st International e-social science. Manchester, UK.

Contractor, N. (June 13, 2005). Social networks and local governments. eGovernance Catalonia Forum ’05: Public Administration in the Age of the Internet. Barcelona, Spain.

http://www.gencat.net/forum-egovernance/2005/eng/programa.htm

Contractor, N. (May 26, 2005). Maximizing the opportunities and funding for international research. Organizational Communication Doctoral Consortium on “Research and Teaching in the Global Context.” Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, New York, NY.

Contractor, N. (May 2, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century forms of organizing.MeshForum 2005, Audio version of presentation featured under IT conversations: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail235.html Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (April 28, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century cyberinfrastructure. Invited luncheon speaker at the Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research Grantees Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Contractor, N. (April 25, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century cyberinfrastructure.Indiana University’s Talk Series on Networks and Complex Systems. Bloomington, IN.

Contractor, N. & Schiller, D. (April 22, 2005). Age of Networks: Social, cultural and technological connections. Colloquium hosted by UIUC Department of Speech Communication, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N., Green, H., & Aronson, E. (April 21, 2005). Mapping cultural and network assets in three Chicago communities. UIUC Community Informatics Series, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (April 18, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century organizational forms. UIUC College of Education Seminar Series, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (April 15, 2005). Networks in the public interest. UIUC transnational seminar series, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N. (April 5, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century organizational forms. UIUC Center for Global Studies, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (March 28, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms.15th Annual Wayne Thompson Distinguished Lecture at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Contractor, N. (March 23, 2005). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Colloquium at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Contractor, N. (March 21, 2005).Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Symposium organized by the Fundación Centro Internacional de Formación Financiera at the University de Alcala, Madrid, Spain.

Contractor, N. (March 18, 2005). ICT support in emergency management. Eastern Europe eGov 2005, Budapest, Hungary.

Contractor, N. (March 1, 2005). Social network concepts & metrics. Guest lecturer in course titled “Visualizing & Navigating Knowledge Networks” offered by UIUC’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Urbana, IL.

Contactor, N. (March, 2005). Cyberinfrastructure for the Social Sciences. NSF Workshop panel at Airline Center, Warrenton, VA.

Contractor, N., Wali, A., & Severson, R. (February 25, 2005). Mapping cultural and network assets in three Chicago communities. Rockefeller foundation workshop on Cultural dimensions of transnational communities: Understanding and mapping cultural networks and assets, New York, NY.

Contractor, N. (December 30, 2004). p* Statistical models for testing multi-theoretical multilevel (MTML) network hypotheses. International Conference on the Future of Statistical Theory, Practice and Education, Hyderabad, India.

Contractor, N. (December 3, 2004). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Contractor, N. (December 1, 2004). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. United Nations University, Macau, China.

Contractor, N. (November 30, 2004). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Department of Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Contractor, N. (November 24, 2004). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Visiting Professor Distinguished Lecture. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

Contractor, N. (November 22, 2004). Co-evolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Department of Communication, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Contractor, N. (November 20, 2004). The role of networks in crisis management. 4th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Press and Scientific and Social Progress: Science-Technology, Media & Major Crisis Management, Beijing, China.

    http://www.nationalpress.org/usr_doc/Agenda_for_APSP_2004.doc

Contractor, N. (November 18, 2004). Visioning a cyberinfrastructure for transnational digital government research. EU-US electronic government research collaboration meeting, Technical University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands.

Contractor, N., Brandon, D., Huang, M., Palazzolo, E., Steinley, D., Su, C. Suri, V. R., Swarbrick, S. A., Templin, J., Wasserman, S. (November 13, 2004). Extensions to information retrieval in transactive memory systems. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (October 29, 2004). Challenges, opportunities, and strategies for fostering transnational collaboration on e-Government research: The Budapest Workshop. EU/NSF collaboration on digital government research. E.2004 eChallenges, Vienna, Austria. http://www.echallenges.org/2004/default.asp

Contractor, N. (October 9, 2004). Closing Panel. The agent 2004 conference on social dynamics: Interaction, reflexivity and emergence. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (September 24, 2004). Using technologies to support and enhance organizational knowledge networks. Center for Human Resource Management (CHRM) Roundtable on Communication Strategies to Drive Results, Oak Brook, IL.

Contractor, N. (September 22, 2004). Role of knowledge networks in fostering community. UIUC’s Cross-campus initiative on the Ethnography of the University, Urbana, IL. http://www.eotu.uiuc.edu/

Contractor, N. (August 31, 2004). Challenges, opportunities, and strategies for fostering transnational collaboration on e-Government research. NSF-Delegation panel on eGovernment research in the US. eGov 2004, Zaragoza, Spain.

Contractor, N (May 28, 2004). Network theory and small groups. In a panel titled “Theories of Small Groups: Integrative Perspectives.” Annual convention of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. 

Contractor, N. (May 18, 2004). Coevolution of knowledge networks and 21st century organizational forms. Plenary lecture at the 2004 Understanding Complex Systems: Networks conference, Urbana, IL. http://www.how-why.com/ucs2004/schedule.html 

Contractor, N. (May 14, 2004). Principles of network management. Invited presentation at the “Connect and Develop: Managing Networks of Innovation,” Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Su, C., Steinley, D., Klein, K. J., & Contractor, N. (May 11, 2004). Co-evolution of team members’ attachment to the team and team interpersonal networks. Symposium on dynamics of network and behavior, Portorož, Slovenia.

Contractor, N. (May 7, 2004). Theories of communication networks. Invited presentation jointly sponsored by the University of Trieste’s Faculty of Communication Sciences and Faculty of Economics and Statistics, Trieste, Italy. 

Contractor, N. (April 24, 2004). Coevolution of knowledge networks and policy formation in 21st century organizational forms. Invited presentation at the “Voice and citizenship: Re-thinking theory and practice in political communication” symposium. Organized by the Department of Communication, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Contractor, N. (April 2, 2004). How policy shapes networks and networks shape policy. Institute for Communication Research/Ford Policy Series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL. 

Contractor, N. (March 24, 2004). Multi-theoretical multilevel models to study the co-evolution of knowledge networks. Invited presentation jointly sponsored by the Central European University’s Departments of Sociology and Psychology, Budapest, Hungary.

Contractor, N. (March 5, 2004). Coevolution of knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Department of Marketing Proseminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (March 3, 2004). Enabling entrepreneurial networks. Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (December 5, 2003). Using social network analysis to leverage tobacco control networks. U.S. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD.

Contractor, N. (December 2, 2003). Participant, Panel on Modeling al-Qa’ida. Sponsored by U.S. Government, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (November 25, 2003). Networks in the interest of society. Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, University of California at Berkeley, Berkley, CA. http://www.citris.berkeley.edu/

Contractor, N. (October 23, 2003). Challenges and opportunities for international collaboration on information society and technology. E2003, Annual Conference of the European Union Information Society and Technology Program, Bologna, Italy.

Contractor, N. (October 20, 2003). Multi-theoretical multilevel models for the study of knowledge networks, Bocconi University, Milan.

Contractor, N. (October 12, 2003). Social network application in data mining. Data Mining 2003 Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Contractor, N. (August 3, 2003). Facilitator, Professional Development Workshop on Knowledge networks and 21st century organizational forms at the Annual Convention of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.

Contractor, N. (June 5, 2003). Defense Science and Technology, Laboratory talk, Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Contractor, N. (May 24, 2003). Roundtable participant. Integrating the theoretical and the practical: The KDI Story. Annual convention of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Contractor, N. (May 18, 2003). Developing a socio-technical research agenda for international digital government. In a session titled “Challenges and Opportunities in International Digital Government Research” at the Digital Government 2003 Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.dgrc.org/dgo2003/program/schedule_text.jsp#2a

Contractor, N. (April 25, 2003). Multi-theoretical multi-level models for the emergence of knowledge networks. Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO.

Contractor, N. (March 26, 2003). Networks vs. Hierarchy: Implications for learning & development. Chief Learning Officers Forum sponsored by Executive Development Associates, Atlanta, GA.

Contractor, N. (March 4, 2003). Electronic surveillance and the “dual-effects” hypothesis. Guest lecture, Professor Christian Sandvig’s course titled “Internet Policy,” Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N., Huang, M., Palazzolo, E., Steinley, D., Su, C., Suri, R., Swarbrick, A., & Templin, J. (February 17, 2003). Multi-Theoretical Multi-Level (MTML) models for understanding the emergence of knowledge networks. Paper presented at American Association for the Advancement of Science session on Social Networks, Science, & Society, Denver, CO.

Monge, P. R., & Contractor, N. (February 15, 2003). Coevolutionary principles for 21st century organizational networks. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXIII International Conference on Social Networks, Cancun, Mexico.

Contractor, N., Huang, M., Palazzolo, E., Steinley, D., Su, C., Suri, R., Swarbrick, A., & Templin, J. (February 13, 2003). Multi-Theoretical Multi-Level (MTML) Models for understanding the emergence of knowledge networks. Paper presented at Sunbelt XXIII session on Social Networks, Science, & Society, Cancun, Mexico.

Contractor, N. (January 8, 2003). Leveraging knowledge networks in a global economy. Tata International Ltd., Mumbai, India.

Contractor, N. (December, 20, 2002). Participant in a roundtable discussion on Criteria for credit in a collaborative world. UIUC Center for Advanced Study, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N. (November 11, 2002). Designing networks of excellence. European Research 2002 Conference: The European Research Area and the Framework Programme, Brussels, Belgium. http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/conferences/2002/forum-monday-pm_en.html

Contractor, N., & Monge, P. R. (November 8, 2002). Using multi-theoretical multilevel models to study adversarial networks. National Academy of Sciences Symposium on Dynamic Social Network Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (November 4, 2002).Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century organizational forms. National Center for Digital Government Seminar Series, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/digitalcenter/events.htm

Contractor, N. (November 1, 2002). Multi-theoretical multi-level models (MTML) for understanding the emergence of knowledge networks. MIT Organizational Studies Group Seminar Series, Cambridge, MA. http://web.mit.edu/sloan/osg-seminar/f02_docs/index.html

Contractor, N. (October 31, 2002). Role of knowledge networks in fostering community. International conference on “Virtual Reality and Ethics” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N., Patel, S., & Mincyte, D. (October 23, 2002). University of Illinois sandbox project. Hewlett Packard University Mobile Technology Solutions Conference, Palo Alto, CA. http://government.hp.com/docs/UI_UC.ppt.

Contractor, N. (October 18, 2002). Challenges and opportunities in EU-US research collaborations. e2002: eBusiness and e-Work conference, sponsored by European Union Information Society Technology Program, Prague, Czech Republic.

Contractor, N. (October 11, 2002). Respondent to Kathleen Carley’s presentation titled “Simulating Society: The Tension between Transparency and Veridicality.” Agent 2002 conference jointly hosted by Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (September 25, 2002). Constructing knowledge networks. Brown bag series of the Office for Information Management, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Carley, K., Borgatti, S., & Contractor, N. (September 11, 2002). Coordinating response to complex dynamic problems involving network information. Workshop on “Managing knowledge intensive dynamics systems”, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (August 16, 2002). Table Presider. Roundtable on Organizational Communication/Representation. Annual convention of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.

Palazzolo, E. T., Contractor, N. S., & Hollingshead, A. B. (August 11, 2002). A network analysis of information retrieval in transactive memory systems. Paper presented at a symposium on Knowledge Networks at the Academy of Management Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Contractor, N. (August 10, 2002). Faculty advisor. Junior Faculty Consortium sponsored by the Organizational Communication & Information System/Technology, Innovation and Management Divisions of the Academy of Management, Denver, CO.

Contractor, N. (July 29, 2002). p* Techniques for multi-theoretical multilevel social network analysis. Workshop on Statistical theory of Dynamically Emerging Social Groups. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Contractor, N. (June 27, 2002). Computational models of organizational networks. NASA-Ames Research Center, Ames, CA.

Palazzolo, E. T., Ghate, A., Dandi, R., Mahalingam, A., Contractor, N., & Levitt, R., (June 21, 2002). Modeling 21st century project teams: Docking workflow and knowledge network computational models. Paper presented at the annual conference on Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contractor, N. (May 30, 2002). Social mechanisms that facilitate the creation and maintenance of virtual networks among government agencies. Workshop on Developing a Basic Research Agenda for Digital Governance.” Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Contractor, N. (May 27, 2002). Co-evolution of communication and knowledge networks in the emergence of social capital. Workshop on "The ambivalent relationship between Social Capital and IT,” Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Contractor, N. (May 23, 2002). Multi-level, multitheoretical approach to retrieval and allocation of information in knowledge networks. Colloquium at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Contractor, N. (May 21, 2002). Social mechanisms that facilitate the creation and maintenance of virtual networks among government agencies. National Conference for Digital Government Research. Co-Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

Contractor, N. (May 15, 2002). Designing high impact innovation networks. Procter & Gamble, Corporate Innovation, Cincinnati, OH.

Contractor, N. (May 11, 2002). A multi-theoretical multi-Level agent model of the co-evolution of communication and knowledge networks. Paper presented at the “Agent-based Modeling in the Social Sciences” conference, Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Contractor, N. (May 2, 2002). Advances in computational modeling of social networks –Unclassified briefing at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Dahlgren, VA.

Contractor, N. (April 11, 2002). Multi-level, multitheoretical approach to retrieval and allocation of information in knowledge networks. Colloquium presented as part of the Groups and Organization (GO) series at the School of Decision and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contractor, N. (April 10, 2002). Multi-level, multitheoretical approach to retrieval and allocation of information in knowledge networks. Colloquium presented at the Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contractor, N. (March 22-23, 2002). Organizational Warfare. U.S. Department of Defense workshop, organized by the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

Contractor, N. (March 18, 2002). Digital video applications in the classroom. Instructional Technology Lab 2002 Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

                http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/itl/conf2002.materials.html

Contractor, N. (March 6-7, 2002). Granting Organizations of the Future. NSF workshop, organized by the Center for Technology in Government, SUNY, Albany, NY.

Contractor, N. (January 24, 2002).The future of virtual collaboration: Perspectives on an agenda for action.Internet2 Virtual Briefing. Internet2 Consortium, Ann Arbor, MI.

Contractor, N. (November 3, 2001). Respondent on a panel titled “Information, Media and Technologies in Organizations.” Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Contractor, N. (August 10, 2001). EQUAD: Using advanced collaboration technologies for cooperative learning. Plenary panel on “Co-Teaching and Co-Learning in Higher Education” at the 17th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Contractor, N. (April 2001). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21stcentury organizational forms. Invited presentation as part of the Impact Series: Explorations of the impact of new information technology on arts, culture, politics, and society, supported by the Office of the Provost, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Contractor, N. (March 2001). Communication network analysis workshop. Sponsored by Finland University Network for Communication Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Contractor, N. (February, 2001). H.323-based videoconferencing in the educational environment. Presented at the2EAST: New technology series, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Contractor, N. (October, 2000). Social networks and distributed intelligence. Invited presentation as part of the Sawyer Seminar on Heterarchies, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University, New York, NY. 

Contractor, N. (October, 2000). Social network formulations of knowledge and distributed intelligence. Invited presentation at the workshop on Heterarchies: Distributed Intelligence and the Organization of Diversity, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM.

Contractor, N. (October, 2000).Advanced collaboration tools to support multi-university collaborative learning in Organizational Communication. Megaconference 2000: The world’s first online conference on the use of teleconferencing in research and education.

Contractor, N. (June, 2000). Managing social and intellectual capital. Workshop for Korean advertising executives sponsored by the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (June, 2000). New media and organizing. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Acapulco, Mexico.

Contractor, N., Stohl, C., & Monge, P. R. (June, 2000). E-Quad: Experiences with advanced collaboration tools to support graduate education. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Acapulco, Mexico.

Contractor, N., Wasserman, S., & Faust, K. (June 2000). Testing multi-level, multi-theoretical hypotheses about networks in 21st century organizational forms: An analytic framework and empirical example. Top 3 Paper in the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association annual convention, Acapulco, Mexico.

Contractor, N. (June 2000). ICTs and Organizing. Las ICTs y la organización. In session Bridging the Subdisciplines: Communication Technology Research and Its Prospects. Uniendo las Subdisciplinas: La Investigación Sobre las Tecnologías de Comunicación y sus Perspectivas. International Communication Association annual convention, Acapulco, Mexico.

Houston, R., Rice, R., Whitbred, R., & Contractor, N. (June 2000). From Self-Production to Social Production:  An Exploratory Study of Self-Producing Systems and Job Satisfaction at the Western Transit Authority. International Communication Association annual convention, Acapulco, Mexico.

Contractor, N. (June 2000). Respondent. Measures and new measurement in organizational communication. International Communication Association annual convention, Acapulco, Mexico.

Contractor, N. (May, 2000). E-communities reconfiguring traditional communities. Major Cities of Europe Conference, Nice, France.

Contractor, N. (April 2000). Introduction to and applications of P*. Paper presented at the Annual International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Fonti, F., Whitbred, R., & Contractor, N. (April 2000). Adding perception to the landscape: Introducing cognitive social capital. Paper presented at the Annual International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Contractor, N. (April 2000). Cooperative learning via Internet2. Presentation made from UIUC via Internet2 videoconference to the Tech Forum 2000, Columbus, OH.

Contractor, N. (April, 2000). Knowledge networks. Invited presentation at the Caught in the Web II conference, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Contractor, N., & Wasserman, S. (April, 2000). Reconsidering the arbitrary specification of parameters in the computational modeling of organizational networks. Paper presented at Sunbelt XX: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Contractor, N. (March 2000). Emergence of communication networks. Brown bag presentation for the Social Psychology Division, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (March, 2000). Communication network analysis. Workshop for Communication scholars in Thailand hosted by the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Contractor, N. (February, 2000). Structuration theory and self-organizing networks. Paper presented at the Organization Science Winter Conference, Keystone, CO.

Contractor, N. (February, 2000). Co-evolution of knowledge networks and 21st century organizational forms. Tieto 2000: Professional Forum on New Information Technologies, Helsinki, Finland.

Contractor, N. (January, 2000). Invited address to the "Forum on New Technologies in Information and Communication for the XXIth Century", hosted by Barcelona University (UB) and the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

Contractor, N. (December, 1999). Advanced collaboration tools to support multi-university distributed learning in organizational communication. Video-conference presentation to a dozen university locations in the United Kingdom participating in the colloquia series sponsored by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

Contractor, N. (November, 1999). Communications in the global enterprise. Invited presentation to the External Advisory Board of the University of Michigan's Program in Manufacturing, Ann Arbor, MI.

Contractor, N. (November, 1999). Emerging web technologies for the tourism industry. Invited panelist at the Workshop on Advertising Strategy and Information Technology in Tourism, National Laboratory for Tourism and eCommerce (NLTEC), Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (November 1999). HR implications for virtual organizations. Invited presentation at the Noon Seminar series, Department of Human Resource Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (November, 1999). What's new about new media? Panel at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (November, 1999). Advanced collaboration tools to support multi-university distributed learning in organizational communication. Panel at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (November, 1999). Chair, Doing sponsored research in organizations: The ethical and practical implications of coloring outside the lines. Panel at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (November, 1999). Respondent, Top 3 competitive papers in Organizational Communication Division, panel at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (October, 1999). Collaborative learning in graduate education: The case for greater bandwidth. Invited presentation at the Internet2 Fall 1999 meeting, Seattle, WA.

Contractor, N., & Bishop, A. (September, 1999). Reconfiguring community networks: The case of PrairieKNOW. Invited symposium presentation at the Kyoto Meeting on Digital Cities, Kyoto Research Park, Kyoto, Japan.

Contractor, N. (August, 1999). Collaborative learning: Experiences from a graduate course on globalization. Invited presentation to the Video Working Group of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), State College, PA.

Contractor, N., Bishop, A., & Zink, D. (August, 1999). PrairieKNOW: A tool to assist and study the creation, maintenance, and dissolution of community networks. Paper presented at HCI International ’99 (the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction), Munich, Germany.

Contractor, N. (May, 1999). Supporting social and knowledge capital in organizations. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Contractor, N. (May, 1999). Respondent, Top 3 competitive papers in Organizational Communication, the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Contractor, N. (May, 1999). Emergence of communication and knowledge networks in 21st century organizational forms. Invited presented at the Doctoral Consortium sponsored by the International Communication Association’s Organizational Communication Division, San Francisco, CA.

Contractor, N. (May, 1999). Utah transit authority communication network study: Linking to better service. Paper presented at the Consumer Relations Panel at the meeting of the American Public Transit Association, Toronto, Canada.

Contractor, N. (April, 1999). Tools to support knowledge networks on the web. Invited presentation at the U.S. Federal Web Consortium ’99 meeting, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (February, 1999). The use of P* techniques for testing multi-level network hypotheses. Paper presented at the Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Charleston, SC.

Contractor, N. & Fulk, J. (November, 1998). Organizations and communication technology: Lessons learned and new visions. Invited presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, NY.

Contractor, N. S., Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Hyatt, A., Jones, P., & O’Keefe, B. (July, 1998). Self-organizing communication networks in organizations: Validation of a computational model using exogenous and endogenous theoretical mechanisms. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel.

Contractor, N. S., Fonti, F., & Whitbred, R. (July, 1998). Focusing on the forest when you can't see all the trees II - Antecedents and outcomes of Cognitive Aggregated Structures (CAS) in a virtual organization. Paper presented at the National Communication Association/International Communication Association Conference on "Communication: Organizing for the Future,” Rome, Italy.

Contractor, N. S., Zink, D., & Chan, M. (June, 1998). IKNOW: A tool to assist and study the creation, maintenance, and dissolution of knowledge networks. Invited presentation at the First Kyoto Meeting on "Social Interaction and Communityware," Kyoto, Japan.

Contractor, N. S., Zink, D., & Chan, M. (May, 1998). IKNOW: A tool to visualize knowledge networks. Paper presented at the Annual Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Contractor, N. S., Fonti, F., & Whitbred, R. (May, 1998). Focusing on the forest when you can't see all the trees I - Antecedents of Cognitive Aggregated Structures (CAS) in a virtual organization. Paper presented at the Annual Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Contractor, N., & O'Keefe, B. (February, 1998). Learning communities and technology. Presentation at the Annual Faculty Retreat on Active Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Contractor, N. (1998). Knowledge and Distributed Intelligent, National Science Foundation at University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Contractor, N. (1998). Social & Ethical Dimensions of Knowledge Networking, National Science Foundation at University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Contractor, N. (1998). Web Lab, and National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (1998). Digital Governance, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

Contractor, N., & Hyatt, A. (November, 1997). Computational organizational modeling in the design of collaboration technologies. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. & Monge, P. R. (November, 1997). Theoretical mechanisms for dynamic modeling of communication networks. School of Communication, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Pollock, T., Whitbred, R. A., & Contractor, N. (November, 1997). Social information processing and job characteristics: A simultaneous test of two theories with implications for job satisfaction. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (October 1997). Knowledge networks in virtual organization: conceptual rationale and software demonstration. School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Contractor, N. (October 1997). Self-organizing communication networks in organizations. Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Contractor, N. (September 1997). Self-organizing communication networks in organizations, Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Contractor, N. S., Whitbred, R., Fonti, F., Hyatt, A., Jones, P., & O’Keefe, B. (August, 1997). Self-organizing communication networks in organizations. Validation of a computational model using exogenous and endogenous theoretical mechanisms. Paper presented at the Alta Conference on Self-Organizing Systems Theory, Alta, UT.

Contractor, N. (May, 1997). Organizational Communication in Virtual Work Communities: A Research Agenda. Invited paper to be presented at the International Communication Association’s Organizational Communication Division Doctoral Consortium, Montreal, Canada.

Hyatt, A., Contractor, N., & Jones, P. M. (May, 1997). Computational organizational network modeling: Strategies and an example. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

O’Keefe, B., Contractor, N., & Zaritsky, R. (April, 1997). Educational Technologies at the Team Engineering Collaboratory. Andersen Consulting Educational, St. Charles, IL.

Contractor, N., & O’Keefe, B. (February, 1997). The Use of Technologies to Support Learning Communities. UIUC Faculty Retreat, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N. (February 1997). Report on Active X, Java, and other web-based technologies. Sponsored by UIUC Educational Technologies Board, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N. (February, 1997). Collaboration in the virtual organization.  Paper presented at the U. S. Department of Defense Modernization Workshop on collaboration at the Corps of Engineers Waterways Experimentation Station, Vicksburg, MI.

Contractor, N., Monge, P. R., Rumsey, S, & Fulk, J. (February, 1997). Network evolution of a virtual organization. Paper presented at the Sunbelt XVII International Social Network Conference, San Diego, CA.

Contractor, N. (December, 1996). Unintended consequences of new information technologies: The case of the Internet. Indian Petro-Chemicals Limited, Vadodara, India.

Contractor, N. (December, 1996). The Internet and Global Organizations, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Heald, M., Contractor, N., Koehly, L. M., & Wasserman, S. (November, 1996). Formal and emergent predictors of coworkers’ perceptual congruence on an organization’s social structure. Paper presented at meeting of the Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Contractor, N. (November, 1996). WWW in the educational curriculum. Short course offered at the meeting of the Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Contractor, N., & O’Keefe, B. (November 1996). Project CITY: An Illustration of the TEAM Methodology. Department Colloquium, Department of Communication, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Contractor, N., & O’Keefe, B. (November 1996). Project CITY: An Illustration of the TEAM Methodology. Advanced Technology Program, Scottsdale, AZ.

Contractor, N. (October, 1996). The Emergence of Communication Networks. Department of Communication, Purdue University, Hammond, IN.

Koehly, L., Contractor, N., & Wasserman, S. (June 1996). P-star techniques for statistical analysis of cognitive social structures. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Classification Society, Amherst, MA.

Contractor, N. (April, 1996). Unintended consequences of new information technologies: The case of the Internet. Guest lecturer in Professor Lillian Hoddeson’s UIUC undergraduate course on history of technologies, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N. (April, 1996). Computational Organizational Theories. Guest lecturer at UIUC’s Institute for Communication Research Proseminar, Urbana, IL.

Contractor, N. (January-April, 1996). Special topics in social networks. Guest lecturer at a graduate seminar on Communication Networks at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Contractor, N. (March, 1996). Computational Organizational Theories. Workshop at Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Pollock, T., Whitbred, R., & Contractor, N. (February, 1996). Social information processing, job characteristics and disposition: A test and integration of competing theories of job satisfaction. Paper presented at the Sunbelt XVI International Social Network Conference, Charleston, SC.

Contractor, N. (February, 1996). Unintended consequences of new information technologies: The case of the Internet. American Center, United States Information Service (USIS), New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Contractor, N. (February, 1996). Unintended consequences of new information technologies: The case of the Internet. Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Baroda, India.

Contractor, N. (February, 1996). Communication technologies and re-engineering the workplace. Federation of Industries, Baroda, India.

Contractor, N. (February, 1996). Technological enhancements to workgroup effectiveness. Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Baroda, India.

Contractor, N., O’Keefe, B. J., & Hollingshead, A. B. (November, 1995). Beyond E-mail: An advanced workshop for electronic research and pedagogy. Short course offered at the meeting of the Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Jones, P., Contractor, N., O’Keefe, B., Lu, S., Case, M., & Lawrence, P. (November, 1995). Workflow and cooperative problem solving in civil infrastructure management. Paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vancouver, BC.

Ehrlich, M., & Contractor, N. (August, 1995). Constraints on the evolution of talk in talk radio. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Contractor, N. (July, 1995). Technological enhancements to work group effectiveness. Workshop for MBA students from the Kymmene Corporation, Milan, Italy.

Contractor, N. (July, 1995). Decision development in work groups: Social influence networks as its antecedent and outcome. Paper presented at the Social Networks Conference, London.

Contractor, N. (May, 1995). The logics of emergence in organizational processes: A self-organizing systems perspective. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Contractor, N. (April, 1995). Organizational communication and systems theory. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Speech Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Contractor, N. (March 25, 1995). Team building in engineering design teams. Paper presented at a joint meeting of the National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association and the Mechanical Engineering Heads Association, Nashville, TN.

Contractor, N., Eisenberg, E. M., & Monge, P. R. (1994). Antecedents and outcomes of interpretive diversity in organizations. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia.

Contractor, N., & Grant, S. (1994). Modeling organizations as self-organizing interpretive systems. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia.

Contractor, N. (June 1994). Use of supercomputing in the social sciences. Invited paper presented at the Computing in the Social Sciences annual convention, College Park, MD.

Contractor, N. S., Seibold, D., & Heller, M. A. (1992). Interactional influence in the structuring of media use in groups. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Contractor, N., & Seibold, D. (1991).Review and critique of empirical research on GDSS. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N., & Seibold, D. (1991). Theoretical differences between structurational and self-organizing approaches to the study of GDSS. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N. (1991). Modeling an interdisciplinary research center as a shared meaning system. Paper presented at the meeting of the Institute for Management Science, Nashville, TN.

Contractor, N. (1991). An analysis of meetings using SAGE Groupware. Paper presented at Apple Computer's External Research Annual Conference, Cupertino, CA.

Davis, C., & Contractor, N. (1991). A semantic networks approach to the study of visionary leadership. Paper presented at the annual Social Networks conference, Tampa Bay, FL.

Michaelson, A., & Contractor, N. (1991). Comparison of relational and positional predictors of group member's perceptions. Paper presented at the annual Social Networks conference, Tampa Bay, FL.

Contractor, N. (1991). Self-organizing systems perspective in the study of organizational communication. Paper presented at the inauguration of the organizational communication division of the German Communication Association, Bamberg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Contractor, N., & Seibold, D. (1990).Comparison of structurational and self-organizing perspectives to the study of GDSS. Paper presented at the meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Contractor, N., & Ehrlich, M. (1990). Role of strategic ambiguity in the birth of an organization: The $50 Million Experiment. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland.

Contractor, N. (1990). Modeling organizations as meaning systems. Paper presented at the Annual Social Networks Sunbelt Conference, San Diego, CA.

Contractor, N. (1989). Conceptualizing organizations as non-linear dissipative structures. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Contractor, N. S., Iacobucci, D., Monge, P. R., & Eisenberg, E. M. (1988). Semantic networks and organizational climate. Paper presented at the Sunbelt Social Networks conference, San Diego, CA.

Eisenberg, E. M., Contractor, N. S., & Monge, P. R. (1988). Semantic networks in organizations. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Monge, P. R., Rogers, E. M., Contractor, N. S., & Cozzens, M. D. (1988). Investigating process in communication research. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association of Mass Communication Research, Barcelona, Spain.

Contractor, N. S., Singhal, A., & Rogers, E. M. (1988). A resource dependency perspective on television broadcasting systems in India and Mexico. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association of Mass Communication Research, Barcelona, Spain.

Contractor, N. S., Cozzens, M. D., & Eisenberg, E. M. (1987). Network predictors of semantic agreement in an organization. Paper presented at the Sunbelt Social Networks conference, Tampa Bay, FL.

Contractor, N. S., Singhal, A., & Rogers, E.M. (1986). Satellite television and development in India: A utopian, dystopian, neutral, and contingency view of a communication technology. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association of Mass Communication Research, New Delhi, India.

Cozzens, M. D. & Contractor, N. S. (1985). The effect of conflicting information on media skepticism. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Honolulu, HI.

TEACHING

Northwestern University

MSIA 490: Social Network Analytics

IEMS 393-2: Advisor to Senior Design Project teams

COMM_ST 525, IEMS 441, IEMS 490, MTS 525: Social Network Theories and Methods

COMM_ST 395, IEMS 395, IEMS 341 : Social Network Analysis

DSGN 495: Designing and Leveraging Organizational Networks

DSGN 495-0-32 : Discovery, Diagnosis and Design of Networks

MSC 492-0-20: Understanding & Leveraging Networks

JOUR 390-0-24: Journalism and the Networked World

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SPCOM 310        Communication Technologies in the Workplace

SPCOM 396         Communication Technologies in the Workplace

SPCOM 396        Walking through Knowledge Networks

SPCOM 312         Organizational Communication Processes

SPCOM 410        Communication Technologies in the Workplace

SPCOM 429        Seminar in Organizational Communication Networks

SPCOM 429         Communication Networks

SPCOM 429         Communication and Knowledge Networks

SPCOM 429        Dynamic Systems in Organizations

SPCOM 429         Communication and Collaboration Technologies in Organizations

SPCOM 429         Communicating in the Global Workplace

SPCOM 429         Communication Technologies and New Forms of Organizing

SPCOM 429        Knowledge Networks and New Forms of Organizing

SPCOM 474         Communication Research Methods

SPCOM 396         Visualizing and Navigating Knowledge Networks

SPCOM 529        Communication Networks

CAS 587        The Age Of Networks: Social, Cultural And Technological Connections

PSYCH 493        Social Networks, co-taught with Stanley Wasserman

Jones International University

Content Expert of a 6-module web-based course on Communication Technology Systems in Organizations. Englewood, CO, 1997-1998.

Content Expert and On-Air Presenter of a 6-module video and web-based course on Emerging Communication Technologies in the Workplace. Englewood, CO, 1995-1996.

Prepared telecourse titled “Emerging technologies in the workplace” 1996.

University of Southern California

ANSC 505        Communications in Work Settings (Teaching Assistant)

ANSC 650         Research Design (Teaching Assistant)

ANSC 700a         Research Methods I (Teaching Assistant)

ANSC 700b         Research Methods II (Teaching Assistant)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Editorial Activities

Editor (for Communication, Management, and Computational Social Science), Network Science, 2012-present.

Associate Editor, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 2013-present.

Contractor, N. (2002). Section Editor for “New Media and Organizing” for In L. Lievrouw & S. Livingstone (Eds.) Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs. London: Sage.

Editorial board memberships: The Review of Communication, 1999-2012; Small Group Research, 2008-2009; Electronic Journal for Computer Mediated Communication, 1994-2009; Journal of Communication, 2001-2003, 2005-2012; Journal of Applied Communication Research, 1996-1997, 2007; Communication Theory, 1997-1998, 2002-2005, 2010-2012; Human Communication Research, 1992-1995, 1997-2004, 2010-present; Organization Science, 2000-2004; Management Communication Quarterly, 1992-1998; Handbook for Small Group Communication, 1996-1997.

Editorial Assistant: Communication Research, 1986-1987.

Ad hoc manuscript reviewer: Communication Theory, Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly,  Organizational Science, Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociologist, American Journal of Sociology, International Journal of Man Machine Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Business Communication, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences, The Information Society Journal, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Paper reviewer for the following conferences:

World Wide Web

Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Computer Human Interaction

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

American Institute for Decision Sciences

Academy of Management

Reviewer for Grant Proposals submitted to: U.S. National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, European Union Information Society & Technology (IST) Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D. C., MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Review Panelist: Over 40 panels for U.S. National Science Foundation in the Directories of Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences and Computing & Information Sciences Engineering; Five panels for the National Institutes of Health 2007-2014; Portugal’s National Science Foundation; MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Initiative; Panel for the European Union eGov awards at the 5th European eGovernment Conference in Malmö, Sweden, European Union, Framework Program on Information Society Technology, ; Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

Reviewer of book manuscripts: Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Guilford Publishers, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Sage Publications, Springer, SUNY Press, Texas A&M University Press, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Harvard University Press.

Video Lectures: National Communication Association (November 18, 2011). Grantseeking Basics: A Guide for the Communication Scholar video, New Orleans, LA. Available online at: https://www.natcom.org/funding101/ 

Workshop/Conference Organizer/Program Planner

Co-organizer, Designing Online Experiments: Citizen Science Approaches to Research Workshop at the 19th Annual Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) Conference, February 37, 2016, San Francisco, CA.

Co-organizer, 7th International Workshop on Network Theory: Peer Production Networks, October 29-31, 2015, Evanston, IL.

Co-organizer, Doctoral Consortium Planning Committee, INGRoup Annual Conference, July 22, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.

Member, Planning Committee, 1st Computational Social Science Summit, May 15-17, 2015, Evanston, IL.

Co-chair, Computational Approaches to Advance Communication Research Preconference Workshop at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, May 21, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Member, Steering Committee, 5th International Science of Team Science Conference, August 6-9, 2014, Austin, TX.

Co-organizer, 6th International Workshop on Network Theory: Social Networks in Governmental and Nongovernmental Sectors, April 10-12, 2014, Los Angeles, CA.

Member, Doctoral Consortium Planning Committee, Communication & Technology Division, International Communication Association 2011-2014.

Co-organizer, 5th International Workshop on Network Theory: Network Science meets the Science of Teams, October 3-5, 2013, Evanston, IL.

Conference Co-Chair, 4th International Science of Team Science Conference, June 24-27, 2013, Evanston, IL.

Conference Co-Chair, Network Science, NetSci 2012, June 18-22, 2012, Evanston, IL.

Conference Co-Chair, ACM Web Science, WebSci 2012, June 22-24, 2012, Evanston, IL.

Co-organizer, 4th International Workshop on Network Theory: Networked Social Movements and Network Theory, April 26-28, 2012, Los Angeles, CA.

Co-chair, Professional development workshop The innovations in team innovation: The science of teams and the science in teams at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management August 3, 2012, Boston, MA.

Co-chair (with Brian Uzzi), Net Sci 2012 and ACM Web Science 2012, Evanston, IL.

Associate Chair, February 11-15, 2012, The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012), Seattle, W.A.

Co-organizer, 3rd International Workshop on Network Theory: Network Science meets Web

Science, March 4-6, 2011, Evanston, IL.

Member, 2011 National Communication Association Organizational Communication Division Awards Committee.

Co-organizer, 2011 Social Mobile Web workshop at ICWSM, Barcelona.

Co-organizer (with Brian Uzzi) 2011 NICO (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems) Complexity Conference, Evanston, IL.

General co-chair, 2011 3rd International Conference on Social Informatics, Singapore.

Member, Review and Selection Committee, May 6, 2011, Second Doctoral Consortium of the Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Co-chair (with Les Carr), Program Track, WWW 2010 Extended Semantic Web Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Co-chair (with Holly Falk-Krzesinski), 1st Annual International Conference on the Science of Team Science, April 22-24, 2010, Chicago, IL.

Co-organizer, 2nd International Seminar on Network Theory: Network Multidimensionality in the Digital Age, February 19-20, 2010, Los Angeles, CA.

Member, Program Committee, 2009, 2010, WWW Conference

Member, Organizing Committee, 2010 Extended Semantic Web Conference

Faculty co-organizer (with Paul Leonardi) October 16-18, 2009, 22nd annual Organizational Communication Miniconference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Co-chair (with Karen Church, Josep M. Pujol, & Barry Smyth) August 29-31, 2009, Social Mobile Web workshop, Vancouver, Canada.

Co-organizer (with Uri Wilensky and Seyed Iravani) 2009 NICO Annual Conference on Complexity and Networks, Evanston, IL.

Co-organizer (with David Lazer & Ines Mergel, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), 2008, Workshop on Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government. NSF Digital Government Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Co-organizer (with Charles Steinfield, Brian Pentland, and Mark Ackerman) of the 3rd International Communities & Technologies conference, 2007, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Co-organizer, 1st International Seminar on Network Theory: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Network Theory, September 15-16, 2006, Los Angeles, CA.

Co-organizer (with Katy Borner, Stan Wasserman, Laszlo Barabasi, & Alessandro Vespignani) May 2006, International workshop and conference on Network Science (NetSci 2006), Bloomington, IN.

Co-organizer (with Brad Hesse, National Cancer Institute), May 2006, Symposium on Cyberinfrastructure for Public Health, 2006 NSF Digital Government Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Co-organizer (with David Lazer & Ines Mergel, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), May 2006, 2007, Workshop on Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government. NSF Digital Government Conference, San Diego, CA.

Co-organizer (with Katy Borner), October 2006, NSF Workshop on Social Networks and Cyberinfrastructure (SNAC). National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, IL.

Co-organizer (with David Lazer & Ines Mergel, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), 2005, Workshop on Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government. NSF Digital Government meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Co-organizer (with Scott Leischow, National Cancer Institute), May 16, 2005, Symposium and “Birds of a Feather” Session on Cyberinfrastructure for Public Health. NSF Digital Government Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Member, Program Committee, August 22-26, 2005, eGov 2005 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.iwv.jku.at/events/egov2005/index.htm

Member, Program Committee, August 30-September 3, 2004, eGov 2004 Conference, Zaragosa, Spain.

Member, Organizing Committee, 2003-2007, International Symposium on Understanding Complex Systems, Urbana-Champaign, IL. http://www.how-why.com/ucs2005/

Co-organizer (with Steve Corman & Ron Rice), May 27, 2004, Workshop on Communication Networks in the Public Interest. Annual convention of the International communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Co-organizer, (with Anthony Stefandis, U of Maine) May 24, 2004, Birds of a Feather. Session on International Collaboration on Digital Government Research, Digital Government 2004 meeting, Seattle, WA. http://www.dgrc.org/dgo2004/program/bofs/nosh.pdf

Co-organizer, (with Anthony Stefandis, U of Maine) May 21-24, 2004, NSF Workshop on Information Society Technologies and Research Challenges for the 21st Century, Budapest, Hungary.

Organizer and Moderator, February 25, 2004, Gizmos, Gadgets and Googles, Panel sponsored by UIUC’s Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Urbana, IL.

Organizer and Moderator, December 9, 2003, Silicon, Carbon, Culture Roundtable: Discussion on the projects undertaken as part of the 3-semester initiative, jointly sponsored by UIUC College of LAS and FAA, Beckman Auditorium, Urbana, IL.

Program Planner, May 2003, Organizational Communication Division, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Member, Program Committee, 2003, Digital Cities 3: Local Information And Communication Infrastructures: Experiences And Challenges, Kyoto, Japan.

Program Planner, July 15-19, 2002, Organizational Communication Division, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seoul, South Korea.

Member, Program Committee, 2002, International Workshop on Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems: Theories and Applications (RASTA'02).

Member, Program Committee, February 12-17, 2002, International Network for Social Network Analysis Annual Sunbelt Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Member, Program Committee, October 18-21, 2001, 3rd Kyoto Digital Cities and Communityware Meeting, Kyoto, Japan.

Member, Workshop on Collaborative Learning, May 18-21, 1998, UIUC Summer Faculty Institute, Urbana, IL.

Member, Program Committee, 1998, ICA Annual Convention, soliciting sponsorship, providing Internet/Web support, Jerusalem, Israel.

Member, Program Committee, 1997, ICA Annual Convention, soliciting sponsorship, providing Internet/Web support, Montreal, Canada.

Faculty Coordinator, 1997, IXth Annual Organizational Communication Miniconference, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Member, 1996-1997, SCA Nominations Committee, Publications Awards in Organizational Communication.

Membership in Professional Associations

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Academy of Management (AOM)

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

International Communication Association (ICA)

International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)

National Communication Association (NCA)

Network Science Society (NetSci)

Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGROUP)

Advisory Board Appointments & Elected Offices

Member, External Advisory Committee, European Union FP7 Network of Excellence in Internet

Science –EINS (http://www.internet-science.eu/), 2014-present

Member, External Advisory Board, USC Media Impact Project, 2014-present

Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Human Computation, 2014-present

 

Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Web Science, 2014-present

Member, Wrigley TRANSaction[+] Advisory Board, 2014-present

Member, Jury for the Everett Rogers Award - for achievement in the fields pioneered by scholar

and teacher Everett M. Rogers. (www.rogersaward.org), 2014.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Ninja Metrics, 2012-present

Member, Board of Trustees, Web Science Trust, 2011-present

Member, Web Science Trust Program Board, 2009-2011

Member, Advisory Board, Responsible Business in the Blogosphere, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 2010-present.

Member, Applications, Middleware & Services Advisory Council (AMSAC), Internet2, 2008-2011.

Member, National Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute’s Redes en Accion (Latin American Health Network), 2007-2009

Advisory Board, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Leveraging knowledge networks in health services research and delivery, 2007

External Advisory Board, Immersion Studies, 2003-2004.

Advisory Board, Intranet Working Group, Stanford Computer Industry Project, 1997-1998.

Member, Faculty Advisory Board, Jones International University, Jones Intercable, Englewood, CO, 1996-1997, 2001-2002

Association Committee Appointments & Elected Offices

Member, Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security

Committee, 2017.

Member, New National Communication Association (NCA) Center on Communication Excellence (Center Taskforce), 2016-2018.

Member, Board of Directors, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), 2013-2016.

Member, Board of Directors, NetSci Society, 2012-2015.

Member, Nominations Committee, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2011.

Chair, International Communication Association (ICA) Liaison Committee, 2010-2012

Member, International Communication Association (ICA) External Research Funding Task Force, 2009

Member, International Communication Association (ICA) Development Task Force, 2008-2009

Program Director, Web Science Research Initiative, 2009

Chair, Freeman Awards Committee, International Network for Social Network Analysis, 2007-2008

Chair, International Communication Association, Development Task Force, 2007

Chair, International Communication Association, Nominating committee, 2004-2005

Member, Joint ICA-NCA Task Force, Organizational Assessment Tools, 2003-2005

Member, Best Publication Award Committee, Organizational Communication & Information Systems Division, Academy of Management, 2004-2005

Member, International Communication Association Nominating Committee, 2003-2004

Member, International Communication Association Theme Committee, 2003-2004

Chair, Web Services, International Communication Association, 2000-2001

Member, National Communication Association (NCA) National Science Foundation (NSF) Task Force, 2000-2003

Chair, International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, Redding Dissertation Award Committee, 1998

Chair, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2002-2004

Vice-Chair, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 1999- 2001

Secretary, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 1997-1999

Grant and Foundation Committees

Member, Advisory board, National Science Foundation project: Examination of Changes in Integration and Innovation Among Instructional Integration Initiative Projects. 2011-present

Member, Advisory Council, Family Health Diffusion System Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 2010-2013.

Member, Research Networking Group, NIH Clinical & Translational Science Awards, National

Institutes of Health, 2009-2014

Chair, Social Networks Working Group, NIH Clinical & Translational Science Awards, National

Institutes of Health, 2009-2014

Member, Advisory Committee on Research Portfolio Tools for Structuring, Analyzing, Visualizing

and Interacting with Proposal and Award Portfolios. NSF’s Computing & Information Sciences Engineering (CISE) & Social, Behavioral & Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorates, 2009-2010.

Member, Jury for eGov European Union Foundation Awards, 2009.

Advisor, National Science Foundation Working Group on Cyberinfrastructure for the Social Sciences. 2004-2005

Invited Expert, Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the US Government’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. 2004-2005

Member, National Cancer Institute, Initiative on the Study and Implementation of Systems, 2003-2004

External University Appointments

External Member, Web Science Distinguished Faculty Search Committee, University of Southampton, UK, 2014.

Member, External Review Committee, College of Communication, Boston University, 2014.

Member, External Review Panel, Department of Communication, Cornell University, 2011.

Member, External Advisory Committee to review Social Informatics Program, School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2010.

Honorary Professor, School of Business, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2010-present.

Fellow, The Field Museum, Chicago, Division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo), 2007-present.

External Faculty, Center for Organizational Innovation, Columbia University, 2002-2007.

Faculty Advisory Board, Program in Business Communication, Jones International University, Englewood, CO, 1996-2001.

Van Zelst Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Northwestern University, May 1-5, 2006.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Communication, Purdue University, April 3-7, 2006.

Visiting Honorary Professor, University of Science and Technology of China. Hefei, China, November 2004.

Annenberg Scholar, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, fall, 1997.

Invited Faculty, Executive M.B.A. Program, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1995.

SELECTED UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Northwestern University

Member, Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee, 2015-2016

Member, Presidential Fellowship Review Committee, 2015-2016

Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Budget and Planning, 2015-2016

Member, Media Technology & Society Faculty Search Committee, 2014-2015

Member, Media, Technology & Society, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2014-2015

Member, Steering Committee, Northwestern Scholars, 2012-present

Advisor, NU/Kellogg Community Social Media Platform, 2012-present

Member, Advisory Committee, Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PSOC), 2011-present

Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, 2009-present

Member, TSB Executive Committee, 2009-present

Member, NICO Executive Committee, 2008-present

Member, Segal Chair Faculty Search Committee, 2010-2011

Member, Media Technology & Society Faculty Search Committee, 2010-2011

Member, Media, Technology & Society, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2010-2011

Member, Technology & Social Behavior, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2010-2011

Member, McCormick School of Engineering, Tenure & Promotion Committee, 2010-2011

Member, VPIT-CIO Search Committee, 2009-2011

Member, Graduate Committee, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, 2009-2010

Junior Faculty Mentor, School of Communication, 2007-2010

Member, Ad hoc Promotion Committee, McCormick School of Engineering, 2009

Member, McCormick Cabell Fellows Committee, 2008-2009

Member, TSB Graduate Admissions Committee, 2008-2009

Member, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Graduate Admissions Committee, 2008-2009

Member, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Advisory Committee, 2008-2009

Member, Northwestern Research and Academic Computing Committee (RACC), 2007-2011

Chair, MTS Search Committee, 2007-2009

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Member, UIUC Chancellor’s Intellectual Visioning Committee, 2007

Director, Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), 2004-2007

Director, UIUC Center for Advanced Study initiative on The Age of Networks II: Social, Cultural and Technological Connections, 2004-2007

Member, Intellectual Visioning Committee, appointed by Chancellor Richard Herman, 2006-2007

Co-Chair, Department Colloquium Series, 2006-2007

Member, Steering committee UIUC Illinois Informatics Initiative (III), 2006-2007

Member, Steering Committee, UIUC Illinois Homeland Security Research Center, 2006-2007

Director, Woolbert Computing Laboratory and Instructional Computing Laboratory, 1995-2007

Member, Selection committee, UIUC Millercom Distinguished Lectures, 2003-2007

Chair, UIUC Center for Advanced Study Lecture Series on The Age of Networks: Social, Cultural and Technological Connections, 2005-2007

Member, Steering Committee, UIUC Seedbed Initiative on Arts in a Technology-Intensive World, 2004-2007 http://www.seedbed-initiative.uiuc.edu/ 

Director, Department of Speech Communication Computing and Instructional Laboratories, 1987-2007

Member, Steering Committee, Food Security Initiative, 2003-2007

Member, UIUC Information Technology Advisory Board, 2002-2007

Reviewer, University Research Board, 1990-2007

Department Representative, University Computing Services, 1987-2007

Co-Director, UIUC Center for Advanced Study initiative on The Age of Networks: Social, Cultural and Technological Connections, 2005-2006

Member, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) Technology Advisory Committee, 2004-2006

Member, UIUC Center for Advanced Study/ George A Miller Program Committee, 2003-2006

Member, Search Committee, Department of Speech Communication, 2005-2006

Co-Chair, Working Group for the UIUC Center for Advanced Study, 2005-2006

Member, Search Committee, Department of Speech Communication and Sociology, 2004-2005

Member, Steering Committee, Campus Initiative on Food Security, 2002-2005

Member, Advisory Board, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), 2003-2005

Member, Advisory Board, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2003-2004

Member, Steering Committee, Cross-campus Initiatives, 2003-2005

Member, Steering Committee, Ethnography of the University Initiative, 2003-2004

Member, Steering Committee, Arts & Technology Initiative, 2002-2004

Faculty Mentor and Technology Resource, UIUC’s Center of Advanced Study initiative on Who gets What? The interactions of health policy and social welfare policy, 2003-2004

Member, Steering Committee, Madden Initiative: Silicon, Carbon, Culture: Combining Codes Through the Arts, Humanities, and Technology, 2001-2004

Member, Department Faculty Search Committee, 1999-2004

Member, Steering Committee, Cross Campus Initiatives, 2002-2003

Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Graduate School of Library & Information Sciences, 2001-2002

Member, Department Advisory Committee, 1999-2002

Member, UIUC Search Committee for the Director of Computing and Communications Services Office, 2000-2001

Member, Faculty Senate, 1999-2001

McNair Scholar Mentor, 2000

Member, Department Advisory Committee, 1998-2000

Intranet Advisory Board, Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1996-1999.

Member, Department of Speech Communication Human Subjects Committee, 1994-1999

Department Representative, University Research Services, 1987-1999

Director, Macintosh Instructional Computing Laboratory, 1995-1997

Member, Selection Committee, Illini Tradition Awards, 1996-1997

Faculty Representative, UIUC Educational Technologies’ Board, Microsoft Site Builder’s Conference, November 1996

Faculty Advisor, UIUS CCSO’s Virtual Classroom Initiative, 1996

Chair, Oversight Committee on Computing and Communications in the Social Sciences, 1993-1996

Chair, Area Committee on Communication Research and Quantitative Methods curricula, 1995-1996

Member, Advisory Committee of the Advanced Information Technology Program, 1995-1996

Member, Search Committee, OCCSS’ Manager of System Services, 1995-1996

Member, Executive Committee, Language Learning Laboratory, 1988-1989; 1991-1996

Chair, Lincoln Hall Building Network Committee, 1992

Member, Lincoln Hall Building Network Committee, 1990-1992

Faculty Coordinator, Midwest Organizational Communication Mini-conference, 1988, 1992, 1996

Research Affiliate, Advanced Research Institute, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1990-1991

University of Southern California

Member, Doctoral Research Methods Committee, 1986-1987

Coordinator, Western States Communication Mini-conference, 1986

Member, Facilities and Equipment Committee, 1984-1985

PUBLIC SERVICE

Consulting Activities

      Chairman and Co-Founder of Syndio LLC, 2009-present

Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management, 2010-present

Procter & Gamble, 2002-present

Livestrong Foundation, 2009-present

Vodafone, 2004-2007

Executive Development Associates, 2003-2005

Communication Research Associates, 1995-2001

Annenberg Public Policy Center, 1999-2000

Purdue University, 1998

Utah Transit Authority's, 1998

Amoco, 1998

Arthur Anderson, Change Management Group, 1998

Stanford, 1997-1998

Steelcase Inc., 1996-1998

Merrill Lynch, 1997

Gensler Associates, 1996-1997

Anderson Consulting, 1996

Spectrum Technologies, 1996

DCM, 1996

Government of India’s planning commission, 1996

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, 1996

India’s National Informatics Center, 1996

Illinois Power, 1995-1996

U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995-1996

Member, Programming Committee, Champaign-Urbana Cable Commission, 1992

Oasis Management Consultants, 1987-1990

McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1987-1990

Communimetrics, Inc., 1984-1987

First Interstate Bancorp, 1985

KSCI-TV, Los Angeles, 1985

Paramount Pictures, 1984

Publications for Media and Popular Press

Vuong, Z. & Nelson, D.B. (March 1, 2012). The language of the future. Medill Reports. Available online at: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=201916 .

MYRA School of Business (January 10, 2012). 3 Comms – Commerce, Communication, and Communities interview. Available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SySMmpgSe0.

Royal Society (2011) Profiting from the Web. Available online at: http://www.littlefoxcommunications.com/webscience_trust/.

National Communication Association (November 18, 2011). Grantseeking Basics: A Guide for the Communication Scholar video, New Orleans, LA. Available online at: http://www.natcom.org/Default.aspx?id=2147484475&libID=2147484475

Ford, H. (October 20, 2011) Wikikpedia Isn’t Journalism, But Are Wikipedians Reluctant Journalists? PBS Idea Lab blog. Available online at: http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2011/10/wikipedia-isnt-journalism-but-are-wikipedians-reluctant-journalists290.html 

Wright, A. (2011). “Web Science Meets Network Science.” Communications of the ACM, Vol. 54, No. 5: 23.

Vance, A. (2011). “Yammer, Chatter, Hot Water.” Bloomberg Businessweek.

McCormick Magazine (2011). Entrepreneurship + Design: Building a culture of entrepreneurship.

Cox, L. (February 24, 2011). Spotting influencers in big companies. Technology Review. Available online at: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/423101/spotting-influencers-in-big-companies/ 

RTT News (February 17, 2011). Midwest Private Equity Conference: Social networking not a replacement for in-person meetings. RTT News, Global Financial Newswires. Available online at: http://www.rttnews.com/Story.aspx?type=ts&Node=B1&Id=1555974 

Young, J. R. (1998). Using Computer Models to Study the Complexities of Human

Society. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Washington, D.C.

van Ammelrooy, P. (2009). Dwerg is fit, mar nogal depressief. de Volkskrant.

Amsterdam, De Persgroep N.V.

Upson, G. (2009). NU-Q Expands Northwestern's Global Scope. CenterPiece.

Evanston, Northwestern University: 17.

Steinberg, J. (2010). More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor

Students and Engage Them. The New York Times. New York: A14.

Nyad, D. (2006). MySpace and Growth in Online Social Networking. To the Point,

National Public RadioKCRW.

Naper, J. (2009) NSF Award from the Office of CyberInfrastructure, Office of the Director.

        Project: Collaborative Research: Coupled Models of Diffusion and Individual Behavior Over Extremely Large Social Networks.

Morin, V. (2007). Love, Virtually. COSMOS. Sydney, Luna Media Pty Ltd.

Middlebrough, K. (2006). Social Science Access Grid Seminars. N. C. f. e.-S. Science.

Manchester.

Lynn, A. (2006). Assets of recent Mexican immigrants to Chicago detailed in study.

Inside Illinois. Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 26: 1-2.

Gladstone, B. and B. Garfield (2009). Game Theory. On the Media, National Public

Radio, WNYC.

(2009) Professor Noshir Contractor Joins Web Science Trust. McCormick News

(2009). “Faculty Feats.”Dialogue. Evanston, Northwestern University, School of Communication

Gewin, V. (2008) The new networking nexus. NatureJobs.com 451

(2008). Professor helps discover immigrant networks. McCormick Northwestern Engineering. Evanston, Northwestern University: 5.

(2008). “If only we knew what we know...”Annual Research Report, Northwestern University.

(2005). The Second International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Milano. U. o. M. Bicocca and U. o. Milano.Invited lecture by Noshir Contractor.

(2004) Noshir Contractor 教授受聘为我校人文学院客座教授 ("employed as a visiting professor"). 中国科学技术大学新闻网

Cole, Beth. (March 2001). 'Go, team, go'. Business, Kiwanis. 40.

(1993) White House Gets Advice on Electronic Communications. The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lynn, Andrea. (July 1993). UI undergrads contribute to White House e-mail system. Inside Illinois.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Associated Press. (June 1993). UI prof, students advise White House on e-mail. The Champaign-Urbana News Gazette. Champaign, Illinois.