Intel STS finalist’s computer program models social life

Ajay Saini is able to predict the spread of opinions and habits among communities

By Bethany Brookshire, 08:38 AM March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Research can teach people much about their world. A scientist might see ecosystems, metals or organs of the body in entirely new ways. For Ajay Saini, 17, research changed how he views groups of people. “It’s made me think about how societies work,” he says.  “I see the interconnectedness of everything and how every piece of society relates to every other piece.” The teen used computer science and math to look at social networks. His findings could be used for everything from pre...

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