Network Sciences CTA

Communications & Networks Collaborative Tech Alliance (CTA)

Network Sciences Collaborative Technology Alliance performs foundational, cross-cutting research on network science leading to: a fundamental understanding of the interplay and common underlying science among social/cognitive, information, and communications networks; determination of how processes and parameters in one network affect and are affected by those in other networks; and prediction and control of the individual and composite behavior of these complex interacting networks. This research will lead to optimized human performance in network-enabled warfare and greatly enhanced speed and precision for complex military operations.


Technical Objectives

  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Communication Networks Research
  • Information Networks Research
  • Social & Cognitive Networks Research


  • BBN Technologies, Inc (consortium lead)
  • Artis Tech
  • IBM
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of California - Riverside
  • City University of New York
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Northeastern University
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of California - Santa Cruz

Last Update / Reviewed: February 16, 2011