SONIC summer research intern Cameron DeChurch will be traveling to Cambridge, UK to present his paper at the Complex Networks 2018 conference. This summer he used historical records to construct digital networks of the collaboration among Florentine Renaissance painters. His paper with Noshir Contractor, “Using Network Science to Discover the Grand Masters of the Florentine Renaissance” finds that rather than the household names of Michelangelo and DaVinci, it was the grand masters like Verrochio and Perugino who ultimately had more impact through their lineage, by training painters who would go on to produce great works.
  
Citation:
DeChurch, C.J., & Contractor, N.S. (2018, December). Using Network Science to Discover the Grand Masters of the Florentine Renaissance. Paper presented at the International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications. Cambridge, UK.