Accession Number:

ADA550530

Title:

Overview 2010 of ARL Program on Network Science for Human Decision Making

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE DURHAM NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The Army Research Laboratory program on the Network Science of Human Decision Making brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines to work on a complex research problem that defies confinement within any single discipline. Consequently, new and rewarding solutions have been obtained for a problem of importance to society and the Army, that being, the human dimension of complex networks. This program investigates the basic research foundation of a science of networks supporting the linkage between the cognitive and social domains as they relate to human decision making. The research strategy extends recent methods of non-equilibrium statistical physics to non-stationary, renewal stochastic processes characteristic of the interactions among nodes in complex networks. The theoretical analyses of complex networks, although mathematically rigorous, often elude analytic solutions and require simulation and computation to analyze the underlying dynamic process. The information transfer between two complex networks is calculated using the Principle of Complexity Management PCM as well as direct numerical calculation of the decision making model DMM developed within the project.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE