Advances in network sciences via collaborative multi-disciplinary research
Network Science is the scientific exploration of the shared fundamental properties underlying different types of networks and their interactions. Two large research alliances, the International Technology Alliance in Network Sciences and the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance, have brought together researchers from many diverse disciplines to create fundamental advances in network science. In this paper, we discuss some of the advances made by the scientists in these two research alliances, and some of the lessons learnt as fundamental scientific advances are translated to real networks via military and commercial transitions. Since both of the alliances themselves are complex networks, some of the lessons learnt from management of these networks are also discussed briefly in this paper.