Kolloq. Various, topic: Network of Excellence in Internet Science EINS Advisory Committee Talks

Mon 25 Nov 9:15 am, LRZ lecture hall (HE 009, LRZ Building, Garching)


This session consists of three talks of 30 minutes each. The first talk, by Barry Wellman, has the topic:  “Triple revolution: the intersection of social network analysis,   the far-flung personalized internet, and the mobile revolution”. The second speaker, David Clark, will talk about   “Evaluating Network Architectures”. Finally, Marcelo Thompson will give a presentation entitled   “The (Moral) Responsibility of Internet Intermediaries”.


Bio Berry Wellman: Professor Barry Wellman studies networks: community, communication, computer, and social.  His research examines virtual community, the virtual workplace, social support, community, kinship, friendship, and social network theory and methods.  Based at the University of Toronto, he directs NetLab at the Faculty of Information, is the former S.D.  Clark Professor at the Department of Sociology, and is a member of the Cities Centre and the Knowledge Media Design Institute.  Wellman is the co-author of the prize-winning Networked: The New Social Operating System (with Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project) published by MIT Press in Spring 2012.  The book analyzes the social nature of networked individualism, growing out of the Social Network Revolution, the Internet Revolution, and the Mobile Revolution.


Bio David Clark: David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he has worked since receiving his Ph.D. there in 1973.  Since the mid 70s, Dr. Clark has been leading the development of the Internet; from 1981-1989 he acted as Chief Protocol Architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board.  His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, and the relation of technology and architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations.  He is helping the U.S. National Science foundation organize their Future Internet Design program.  Dr. Clark is past chairman of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, and has contributed to a number of studies on the societal and policy impact of computer communications.  He is co-director of the MIT Communications Futures Program, a project for industry collaboration and coordination along the communications value chain.


Bio Marcelo Thompson: Marcelo Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.  Courses Marcelo teaches or has taught at HKU include “Law and Society”, “Legal Theory”, “Privacy and Data Protection” and “Regulation of Cyberspace”.  Marcelo's core research interests lie in the intersection between law, political theory and the study of technological change.  He is particularly interested in what the entrenchment of new forms of normativity in the design of the information environment means for the life of law and politics in the 21st century.


contact persons:
Georg Carle
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Email: carlenet.in.tum.de

Heiko Niedermayer
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Email: niedermayernet.in.tum.de