SciTS 2011 Conference: Sessions

Social Network Analysis: Network Workbench (Workshop)

Thursday, April 14  •  1:15 PM – 5:00 PM

This workshop presents and demonstrates CIShell powered tools such as the Network Workbench (NWB) Tool ( and the Science of Science (Sci2) Tool ( NWB Tools is a network analysis, modeling, and visualization toolkit for physics, biomedical, and social science research. The Sci2 Tool was specifically designed for researchers and science policy makers interested to study and understand the structure and dynamics of science. Both tools are standalone desktop applications that install and run on Windows, Linux x86 and Mac OSX. The tools provide easy access to more than 160 algorithms for the study of temporal, geospatial, topical, and network datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels.

  • Katy Börner, Ph.D., Indiana University, Professor, Information Science, Informatics, Statistics; Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center


Katy Borner
Katy Börner

Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, Adjunct Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing and the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Research Affiliate of the Biocomplexity Institute, Fellow of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Member of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center ( at Indiana University. She is a curator of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit ( Her research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. She is the co-editor of the Springer book on ‘Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries’ and of a special issue of PNAS on ‘Mapping Knowledge Domains’ (2004). Her new book ‘Atlas of Science: Guiding the Navigation and Management of Scholarly Knowledge’ published by MIT Press will become available in 2010. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997.