<a href="http://www.ladamic.com/">Lada Adamic</a> is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Information and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford, where she conducted some of the first studies of online social networks. Adamic created the course
<a href="http://open.umich.edu/education/si/si508/fall2008">"Networks: Theory and Application"</a>, which she has been teaching since 2006. She has received an NSF Career Award to fund her research on the social dynamics of information, and a University of Michigan Henry Russell award in recognition of her teaching and research.