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#043-16 Dr. Jon Kleinberg to Deliver Naval Academy's 36th Annual Michelson Lecture

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:29 PM by

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: If you wish to cover Kleinberg’s lecture Oct. 25, please contact the USNA Public Affairs Office no later than 4 p.m., Oct. 24.

The Naval Academy’s Division of Mathematics and Science invites the public to attend a lecture by Dr. Jon Kleinberg, Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:15 p.m. in Mahan Hall.

Kleinberg is a professor at Cornell University in both the Departments of Computer Science and Information Science. The lecture is free of charge and no RSVP is necessary.

Kleinberg will present, “Social Phenomena in Global Networks Bursts, Cascades and Hot Spots.” Kleinberg will discuss social-network datasets, and the broader implications for computation and on-line social data focusing on two specific pieces of research: one about analyzing geographically tagged photo collections in social media, and one about analyzing social network neighborhoods to find close friendships and relationships.

The Michelson Lecture series is sponsored by the USNA Class of 1969 and commemorates the achievements of Albert A. Michelson, USNA graduate, instructor and the first American to receive a Nobel Prize (1907, in Physics). Since 1981, the Michelson Lecture series has brought eminent scientists to speak about their research to a mixed audience of midshipmen, faculty, and the Annapolis community.

Visitors may enter through Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue – recommended) or Gate 1 (at the intersection of King George Street and Randall Street) and will be required to show a government issued picture ID. All bags are subject to search. Vehicles without a Department of Defense or USNA credentialed driver or passenger are not permitted to drive onto the academy grounds. Vehicles with handicapped placards or license plates may enter through Gates 1 or 8.

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