Research in this area focuses on the intersection of transportation and communication networks. Stevens faculty working on social networks and Big Data are modeling the use of couriers in communication, and are exploring social networking in standard making and business simulations.
Another interesting focal point is how to use social networks to convey reliable information during a crisis. In many recent large-scale natural disasters, social media infrastructure has proven more resilient than traditional news outlets, but at the same time, rumors propagate — and inaccurate ones impede rescue and recovery efforts. Researchers here are interested in designing social media processes that will be useful during emergencies.
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