Nagurney Addresses Network Frontier Workshop at Northwestern

Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, was an invited speaker at the Network Frontier Workshop, which took place Dec. 4-6 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

The workshop, according to its website, highlighted leading-edge research on complex networks with participants working on innovative aspects of complex systems communicating recent results and ideas relevant to fields as diverse as brain, climate, and socio-technological research. Sessions included theory and applications of nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics in the context of synchronization, cascades, transportation, control, and failure recovery in complex dynamical systems.

In her presentation, “Envisioning a Future Internet: The Network Economics of ChoiceNet,” Nagurney discussed recent research conducted under the multi-university project Network Innovation Through Choice, a National Science Foundation-funded project with UMass Amherst as the lead institution and with professor Tilman Wolf of electrical and computer engineering as the principal investigator and Nagurney as the co-PI. The project is one of five NSF projects under the Future Internet Architecture umbrella. Specifically, she described how ChoiceNet, through its Economy Plane, that involves users, service providers, and developers, provides an ecosystem for driving competition and innovation. She also presented a network economic game theory model for the Internet, which is joint work with Wolf, and is now in press in the journal Computational Management Science.