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Our team includes Jed Macosko, Ph.D., Professor of Physics at Wake Forest University, and Winston Ewert, lead data scientist and programmer.

Influence Networks received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to prototype a platform with the Power of Ideas on the Internet (POINT) project for the discovery of individuals who are shaping perspectives online. POINT computed “influence” using Influence Networks’ innovative InfluenceRanking™ algorithm to measure the relevance of generated content to a specific topic and the importance of people to the topic ranked by influence with visualized changes in influence over time.