We're off to Liberia

We're off to Liberia

This Newsletter (the first of a two part series) presents a new application of our capabilities that we're currently exploring- using network analytics to prevent disease epidemics and enhance responses to outbreaks. We've leaned on SKA member, Tim Mitchell, who participated in the international communities response to the 2014 Ebola crises in Western Africa to examine how network analytics, and SKA in particular, could have made the response more effective. After a timely trip to Liberia, the second newsletter will present ways SKA could have helped in the 2014 Ebola outbreak. 

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A Neurosurgeon and Sociologist Walk into a Bar

A Neurosurgeon and Sociologist Walk into a Bar

This newsletter explores an interesting link between Neuroscience and sociology- both fields are using network analytics to better understand their environment. Recently, Neuroscientists found empirical evidence of the brains (which nothing more then a network of neurons, nodes, and pathways) physical reaction to a traumatic event, and called it plasticity. Although sociologists haven't found EMPIRICAL proof of societal networks reacting to interventions similarly, studies have suggested parallels. You'll also find an update on the capabilities we're developing and refining at the end!

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