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Welcome to the Social Dynamics Laboratory

The Social Dynamics Laboratory members study the interplay between network topology and the dynamics of social interaction, using computational models, data from on-line networks, and laboratory experiments with human participants.

We are supported by the National Science Foundation through the following grants:

The SDL Director is Michael Macy, Goldwin Smith Professor of Sociology at Cornell University.

The Assistant Director is Chris Cameron, a PhD candidate at Cornell.

Visit the "People" tab to learn about graduate students currently working in the lab and about recent activities.

News and Events

Yahoo! Presents Getting Connected in the Age of Networks Seminar Series.

The SDL is pleased to announce a new seminar series organized through the lab in cooperation with Yahoo!.

April 15, 2011: Nikolas A. Christakis presents “Two New Topics in Network Science: The Genetic Antecedents of Social Networks, and Social Networks as Sensors for Epidemics.”
3:30pm, 132 Rockefeller Hall