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To serve and represent the rapidly growing research community on network science. NetSci will act as a truly interdisciplinary body, aiming to bring under one umbrella a wide variety of researchers and stakeholders with direct interest in network science, from physics to computer science, biology, social sciences, economics, and so on.

The main mission is to undertake the type of activities that would help the Network Science community thrive, such as organizing the yearly Network Science meeting, publishing, and working to attract funds for this effort.

NetSci will accomplish this mission in the following manner:

  • Perpetuate commonality of interest and continuity of effort among researchers, enthusiasts and practitioners within the field of network science;
  • Promote the discovery and investigation of network phenomena regardless of domain area manifestation;
  • Model and analyze the innate behavior of diverse networks;
  • Characterize the manner in which networks behave in order to establish their predictability;
  • Formulate a principled and substantive approach whereby network science will mature and flourish;
  • Serve as the leading societal representative and organizational body to industry, academia, and government on behalf of its international membership;
  • Promote, advertise, and provide its members with relevant information pertaining to network science on a continual basis;
  • Support organizational activities to include symposia, workshops and annual conferences on behalf of its members whenever possible.


Current Board:


  • Yamir Moreno
  • Raissa D'Souza (Outgoing President, June 2018- June 2019)


  • Adilson Motter, VP and Secretary
  • Michelle Girvan, VP and Treasurer

Conference Oversight Committee: 

  • Ann McCranie, Co-Chair
  • Sune Lehmann, Co-Chair


  • Catherine Cramer, Chair of Publicity and Media Relations
  • Vittoria Colizza, Chair Young Scientists Initiative
  • Bruno Gonçalves, Web Chair
  • Isabel Meirelles, Chair of Design
  • Sandro Meloni, Chair of Web Communications
  • Vittoria Colizza, Erdos-Renyi Prize Chair
  • Stephen Uzzo, Chair of Educational Outreach

Board Members: 

  • Alex Arenas
  • Alain Barrat
  • Baruch Barzel
  • Guido Caldarelli (Founding V.P. and Secretary)   
  • Petter Holme
  • Hawoong Jeong
  • Byungnam Kahng
  • Przemysław Kazienko
  • Sune Lehmann
  • Linyuan Lü
  • Neo Martinez
  • Ann McCranie
  • Fil Menczer
  • Ronaldo Menezes
  • Erez Shmueli
  • Olaf Sporns
  • Ananthram Swami
  • Boleslaw Szymanski
  • Brian Uzzi 
  • Alessandro Vespignani 
  • Xiaofan Wang

Founding President:

  • Albert-László Barabási

Past Committee Chairs:

  • Adilson Motter, Erdos-Renyi Prize Chair, June 2015-June 2018
  • Alessandro Vespignani, Erdos-Renyi Prize Chair, June 2012-June 2014

Past Board Members:

  • József Baranyi, Founding V.P. and Treasurer 
  • Noshir Contractor
  • Katharina Zweig
  • Alexandre G. Evsukoff