Gonzalez Named 2023 Network Science Society Fellow

July 17, 2023

 2023 Network Science Society Fellow headshotsCongratulations to ITS affiliate, Marta Gonzalez, who was recently named a 2023 Network Science Society Fellow! She joins Nicholas Christakis, Aaron Clauset, Tina Eliassi-Rad, Ernesto Estrada, and Stanley Wasserman for the class of 2023.

The Fellowship Program of the Network Science Society recognizes researchers who have made outstanding and significant contributions to network science research and to the community of network scientists. The award is based on exceptional life-long individual contributions to any area of network science research and to the community of network scientists (locally and globally).

New Fellows were honored at the banquet of the NetSci International School and Conference on Network Science July 13, 2023 in Austria, Vienna.

Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and a Physics Research faculty in the Energy Technology Area (ETA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Her research focuses on urban sciences, with a focus on the intersections of people with the built and the natural environment and their social networks. Her ultimate goal is to design urban solutions and enable caring development in the use of new technologies.

Gonzalez has developed new tools that impact transportation research and discovered novel approaches to model human mobility and the adoption of energy technologies. She is a recipient of the prestigious Joseph M Sussman Prize for Frontiers in Built Environment best article award in 2021, the UN Foundation award in support of her research studying the consumption patterns of women in the developing world in 2016, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation award to study access to financial services in the developing world in 2016.


Ph.D., Physics, Stuttgart Universität, Germany, 2006

M.Sc., Physics, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela, 2001

B.Sc., Physics, Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela, 1999