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2009 News in Brief



Assistant Professor Marta González highlighted in special issue of Science

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Science Magazine dedicated a special issue to the topic of complex network theory. In that issue, the editors highlighted the career of new CEE Assistant Professor Marta González. The article said: “The mathematical tools developed to study one phenomenon can yield insights into others. Physicist Marta González of the Massachusetts Institute (MIT) of Technology in Cambridge and colleagues, for example, are using mobile phone records to study people’s travel patterns. By integrating methods of statistical physics, computational science, and geographic information systems with classical network theory, the researchers have been able to find patterns that could help address problems as diverse as urban traffic congestion and the spread of epidemics.” Read more.