UD's CICS has entered into a cooperative agreement with the US Army Research Laboratory concerning the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS-CTA). The University of Delaware is a General Member within the Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC), one of 4 research centers in the NS-CTA. Dr. Sincoskie will serve as Associate Director of the IRC, which will be led by BBN Technologies. Dr. Ben Carterette and Dr. Chase Cotton will perform research on information networking and network structure, respectively, for the CTA. The cooperative agreement will run from 2009-2014, with an option for extension through 2018.
Network Science is a new, interdisciplinary field of research, spanning the existing disciplines of communications networks, information networks, and social cognitive networks. The CTA is the first major research project in Network Science.