The lab is directed by Jennifer Miller, Ph.D, faculty member of the College of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. I study the development of communication and social behavior in complex social networks. A variety of species, including both human infants and nonhuman animals have to navigate and learn about their social environment during the first couple of years (and beyond) to become effective communicators. I seek to understand the social mechanisms by using social network analysis to understand the social structures responsible for effective information transfer and communicative development.