I develop new analytic techniques and data-driven mathematical models
to describe the emergence and propagation of behaviors and pathogens
over time in dynamic social and interaction networks. Using
custom-developed social data collection tools, formal analyses, and
large-scale empirically-informed simulation platforms, I seek a
clearer understanding of the nature and co-evolution of micro
properties (individual logic, influence, and differentiation) and
macro phenomena (network flows, system dynamics) in the emergent
properties (homeostatic regulation, immunological response) of social
I am presently tenured full Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
My work is transdisciplinary, ranging from formal to subjective, from emic to etic, from explanatory science to constructive engineering.
More information can be found at the SNRG website.