NETWORKS: Their Dynamics, Evolution, and resilience

example graphicSocial network analysis is a rapidly expanding area of inquiry, from theoretical physicists to social psychologists. Exciting breakthroughs have been made possible not only through theoretical advances but also because of the increasing availability of massive data sets. Analysis of these sets can be coupled with computational studies to understand the emergence and dynamic trajectories of social networks. In addition, it is important to understand how that structure feeds back to affect the global properties of the populations they structure. Using primarily triadic analysis I explore structural commonalities across social networks governing highly diverse complex adaptive systems. Some areas I am currently exploring with this technique include interurban connectivity, global trade networks, terrorist organizations, ecosystem food webs, and ant colony communication. In each case, fundamental commonalities in each system can be further analyzed with evolutionary resilience techniques to determine the evolutionary benefits (and weaknesses) of such common structures. 


Title: Merging positive and negative interaction networks provides new insights into assembly rules across desert plant communities
Author(s): B.J. Butterfield, M.K. Lau, S.T. Shutters
Status: Forthcoming
2018Title: A Visual Analytics Framework for Spatiotemporal Trade Network Analysis
Author(s): H. Wang, Y. Lu, S.T. Shutters, M. Steptoe, F. Wang, S. Landis, R. Maciejewski
Venue: IEEE VIS 2018, Berlin, Germany
2018Title: The relationship between density and scale in information networks: The case of urban occupational networks
Author(s): S.T. Shutters, J. Lobo, R. Muneepeerakul, D. Strumsky, C. Mellander, M. Brachert, T. Farinha-Fernandes, L.M.A Bettencourt
Journal: PLoS ONE 13(5):e0196915
2015 Title: Altruism displays a harmonic signature in structured societies
Author(s): S.T. Shutters, D. Hales
Journal: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 18(3):2
2015 Title: Public Representation in Water Management – A Network Analysis of Organization and Public Perceptions in Phoenix, Arizona
Author(s): B.B. Cutts, T. Muñoz-Erickson, S.T. Shutters
Journal: Society & Natural Resources 28(12):1340-1357
2014 Title: Living in a network of scaling cities and finite resources
Author(s): M. Qubbaj, S.T. Shutters, R. Muneepeerakul
Journal: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 77(2):390-407
2012 Title: Agricultural trade networks and patterns of economic development
Author(s): S.T. Shutters, R. Muneepeerakul
Journal: PLoS ONE 7(7):e39756
2012 Title: Punishment leads to cooperative behavior in structured societies
Author(s): S.T. Shutters
Journal: Evolutionary Computation 20(2):301-319
2010 Title: From terrorism to environmental management: A novel assessment of network robustness using triad analysis
Author(s): S.T. Shutters
Venue: Working paper, DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4647.0088
2009 Title: Strong reciprocity, social structure, and the evolution of cooperative behavior
Author(s): S.T. Shutters
Doctoral Thesis: Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Advisor: Ann P. Kinzig
2009 Title: Strong reciprocity, social structure, and the evolution of fair allocations in a simulated ultimatum game
Author(s): S.T. Shutters
Journal: Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 15(2):64-77
2009 Title: Punishment, Rational Expectations, and Relative Payoffs in a Networked Prisoners Dilemma
Author(s): S.T. Shutters
Book: Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling, 201-208
Editor(s): H. Liu, J.J. Salerno, M.J. Young
Publisher: Springer. New York, New York
2008 Title: A simulation model of cultural consensus and persistent conflict
Author(s): S.T. Shutters, B.B. Cutts
Book: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Cultural Dynamics, 71-78
Editor(s): V.S. Subrahamanian, A. Kruglanski
Publisher: AAAI Press. Menlo Park, California