5 February 2008
Jennifer Chayes, of Microsoft Research (formerly in Math at UCLA) was just named director of a new Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge.
She is well-known to the Network Science crowd, doing good work in statistical physics. She also knows social networks. Good choice by Microsoft. Nice piece in yesterday's New York Times: Microsoft Adds Research Lab in East as Others Cut Back.
From the article:
The work she did in developing simple models of certain liquids and solids turned out to be useful in the study of random, self-engineered networks like the Internet. And some of Dr. Chayes’s insights into theoretical computer science have recently led to the development of some exceedingly fast networking algorithms.
Posted by Stan Wasserman at February 5, 2008 2:34 PM