Mark Newman

Mark Newman received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Oxford in 1991 and conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University before joining the staff of the Santa Fe Institute, a think-tank in New Mexico devoted to the study of complex systems. In 2002 he left Santa Fe for the University of Michigan, where he is currently the Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics and a professor in the university's Center for the Study of Complex Systems. Professor Newman is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the author of over a hundred scientific publications and six books, including "Networks: An Introduction", a textbook on network theory, and "The Atlas of the Real World", a popular book on cartography. Professor Newman's research focuses on networked systems, such as social and information networks, and particularly on questions of community structure, network resilience, mixing patterns, and statistical inference for networks.