***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Professors, I hope this email finds you well. I am Mehrdad, a third year PhD student of industrial engineering in Iran University of Science and Technology. I am working on social network analysis particularly on maximizing the diffusion through social network. (CV is here: http://persianupload.com/kleeja/do.php?filename=139686854870131.pdf) I am working on developing and solving an optimization model for identifying the most influential nodes in a mobile phone based social network for maximizing the spread of text messages. I did developed the first version of my model and if you want I can send it to you. Regarding your experiences in this field, I was wondering if you could have a look on my CV and let me know your opinion about coming to your university as a visitor and work under your supervision. The referee is Prof Robert Hanneman(university of California Riverside) that you can ask him about my performance and if you want, I can ask him to develop a Letter of Reference to support me. I am looking forward to hearing from you. All the bests 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.