from media release:
“As the first university in the nation to offer this degree, our world-leading research program in network science will allow us to train the next generation of leaders in this increasingly important field,” said Stephen W. Director, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Northeastern will begin recruiting the doctoral program’s first class of students this fall. The program will be housed in and overseen by the College of Science and will be offered through a collaborative effort with several other Northeastern colleges including the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Computer and Information Science, and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Vespignani, Barabási, Lazer, and Mislove will lead the program as the initial core faculty. Additionally, faculty across the university with expertise in fields ranging from data mining to health science will round out the program’s offerings. The program will also initiate a renewed hiring effort to attract more world-leading network scientists.
Maybe they will recruit me one day?
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