Humans have always formed networks through their relationships – before the internet, before the phone and before the car. But social networks are not always fair, and social network analysis can show where any problems are and how to manage the provision of life-essential services more equitably. For example, investigating how the introduction of new infrastructure and technology affects local communities in developing countries – and how the structure of these communities affects the success of such projects within them – can help us to minimise negative impacts to the community and facilitate the smooth implementation and operation of development programs.
- Speaker: Dr Petr Matous, University of Sydney
- When: Monday, 23 Oct., 12-1pm
- Where: Chamberlain Bldg, Room 102