Brennan Antone

PhD Candidate, Industrial Engineering and Management Science

Graduate Student Researcher

Keywords:
Social network models, decision making in networks, social influence, team assembly, machine learning in networks.

Office: Frances Searle Building, 1.459
email: brennanantone2017@u.northwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and Psychology, Northwestern University.

Role: Brennan works on the NASA CREWS project, developing an agent-based model for team composition in space.

Research Interests: Models of selection and influence in social networks. Predictive and prescriptive models for network science. Social influence and decision making. Team assembly.

Project Contributions:

  • NASA Crews: Analyzing team composition and social relations within crews for long-duration space exploration.
  • Gates Family Planning: Modeling social influence and communication patterns about modern contraception use in large-scale networks collected from two villages in rural Kenya.
  • Enterprise Social Media: Examining how social media platforms designed for workplace use (ex. Slack) can be used to predict and monitor social relations and collaborations within organizations.