Kyosuke (pronounced kyo-s-kay) studies social and communication networks to better understand why and how people perceive, activate, and leverage their social contacts to accomplish their goals. Mainly, he is interested in providing scientific evidence for best practices of networking and communication. For example, who would you ask for advice about jobs if you just lost your job? Current scientific evidence shows that counterintuitively, your "weak" connections (e.g., someone whom you just met at a bar) tend to bring useful information on new jobs than your family members or close friends. His research goal is to provide this kind of insights into the world.Current Research Projects:
Whereas the benefit of creating a new contact directly goes to you, increasing communication frequency with your existing contact can benefit your partner or neighbors. Our findings are fairly consistent based on our simulations of networking approaches on a diverse set of real-world communication networks.
Using data-driven computer simulations, we study the effect of networking strategies on efficiency in communication networks. We found there is a clear trade-off between the studied networking strategies and efficiency.
In this paper, we assess the impact of social media on social and economic development, using an analytical framework that draws on social networks and social learning.