Dr. Pentland's team at MIT wins 2 categories at South by Southwest and Best Paper at SBP 2012
Dr. Pentland's team at MIT won 2 out of 7 categories at South by Southwest for best real-world systems in the categories of News (social context in information diffusion) and in Health (continuous population monitoring.) South by Southwest is currently the world's leading place for startups and .orgs to compete, and the event brings more than 25,000 attendees and 670 competitors.
More about this achievement can be read here.
Additionally, Dr. Pentland's team was awarded with Best Paper at the 2012 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction for their paper titled, "Modeling Infection Spreading with Multi-Agent Simulation," which is a real-world experiment of flu spreading. The paper demonstrated the first practical, real-data system for quantitative modeling of the co-evolution of networks and nodes, and taking infection modeling a quantum step more accurate and detailed.