***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear All, I hope this Email finds you well! I'm Mehrdad, a third year PhD student in Industrial Engineering at Iran University of science and technology (IUST). I am interested on social network analysis, hence I've started to work on them for the PhD research. Regarding lack of good relevant courses in Iran, I took the on-line courses of professor Adamic and professor Kearns through www.coursera.com. I prepared a problem statement for my thesis and attached it here. In this report, I have been trying to conduct a research in which the relation between the position of individuals within a social network and their psychological status can be studied and analyzed. The main problem is how can I diffuse more and more Text Massage thought the network? ie, I want to develop an optimization mathematical model for maximizing the diffusion of SMS. The data has been collected from a unisex university. The research aim and questions are explained in the report in more detail. I would appreciate if you could have a look at the report and give me your invaluable opinion and comments and If you could accept me to come there and work under your supervision as a visitor. Regarding this report I am recommended by Profesor Hanneman (University of California Riverside) and you can ask him about my performance. BTW, I did uploaded my CV and report in www.http://uploadmb.com/. you can download them through the following link; CV: http://www.uploadmb.com/dw.php?id=1383038947 Report: http://www.uploadmb.com/dw.php?id=1383039170 Thanks for your kind and generous mentions. I am keenly looking forward to hearing from you. ------------------ Best Regards Mehrdad Kermani PhD Candidate of Industrial Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.