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YINS Summer Seminar: Hirokazu Shirado

YINS Summer Seminar: Hirokazu Shirado

Event time: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Yale Institute for Network Science See map
17 Hillhouse Avenue, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Dynamics of emergency evacuation in experimental social networks”

Speaker: Hirokazu Shirado
 
Talk summary:  How do social networks work in disasters and time-critical situations? On occasions of emergency, coordination is potentially more important but also more difficult than usual. With a natural disaster approaching, for example, prompt and reliable information exchange would be essential for people’s safety. In reality, however, many network phenomena, such as spreading false rumors, network disintegration, and spreading of panic, often prevent efficient social coordination and jeopardize the lives of many people. Here I performed social networks experiments involving a decision-making game simulating an unpredictable situation caused by a disaster. This study will contribute to the development of social system to improve coordination in the ability to respond a disaster.
 
Speaker bio: Hirokazu Shirado is a PhD student in Yale Sociology, working at YINS. His research focuses on social networks and the implications of social network characteristics for network interventions. He is also interested in methodology development in experimental social science.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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