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Nationality  Australia
Name  Duncan Watts
Doctoral advisor  Steven Strogatz

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Born  Duncan James Watts February 20, 1971 (age 44) Guelph, Ontario (1971-02-20)
Institutions  Columbia University Microsoft Research Santa Fe Institute Yahoo! Research Nuffield College, Oxford
Alma mater  University of New South Wales Cornell University (PhD)
Thesis  The structure and dynamics of small-world systems (1997)
Doctoral students  Gueorgi Kossinets Roby Muhamad Matthew Salganik
Known for  Watts and Strogatz model Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age
Residence  New York City, New York, United States
Education  Cornell University, University of New South Wales
Fields  Sociology, Network science
Books  Six Degrees: The Scie, Everything Is Obvious: How Coo, Small Worlds: The Dyna, Six Degrees Proof
Similar People  Steven Strogatz, Mark Newman, George II of Great Britain

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Duncan James Watts (born 1971) is a sociologist and principal researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City known for his work on small-world networks.

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Education

Duncan J. Watts The Author Everything is Obvious

Watts received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of New South Wales and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Career

Watts was past external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute and a former professor of sociology at Columbia University, where he headed the Collective Dynamics Group. He is author of the book Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age and Everything is Obvious *Once You Know the Answer: How Common Sense Fails Us. The six degrees research is based on his 1998 paper with Steven Strogatz in which the two presented a mathematical theory of the small world phenomenon.

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Until April 2012, he was a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research, where he directed the Human Social Dynamics group. Watts joined Microsoft Research in New York City by its opening on May 3, 2012.

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Watts describes his research as exploring the "role that network structure plays in determining or constraining system behavior, focusing on a few broad problem areas in social science such as information contagion, financial risk management, and organizational design." More recently he has attracted attention for his modern-day replication of Stanley Milgram's small world experiment using email messages and for his studies of popularity and fads in on-line and other communities.


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References

Duncan J. Watts Wikipedia


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