Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center

The ARL Social Cognitive Network Academic Research Center (SCNARC) has been created and funded as a part of the US Army Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance together with three other centers focusing on different kind of networks. The funding of SCNARC comes predominantly from the US Army and the Army Research Laboratory plays the key role in guiding the research directions of NS CTA. The principal member of the Center is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while the remaining members are CUNY, IBM TJ Watson Research Laboratory, and Northeastern University. The Center includes also collaborators from the Army Research Laboratory, Indiana University, University of Maryland, MIT, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame and NYU. The Center will collaborate closely with other centers of the Network Science CTA.

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Boleslaw Szymanski and Gyorgy Korniss of the NeST Center are the members of SocialCube $4M grant funded by the new DARPA Social Sim program

Jun. 28, 2017: RPI researchers Boleslaw Szymanski (PI) and Gyorgy Korniss (co-PI) joined the team of UIUC researchers: Tarek Abdelzaher (PI), Jiawei Han (co-PI) and David Nicol (co-PI) in preparing a proposal titled SocialCube: A Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Framework for Social Streams. In June, this proposal has been selected for funding by the new DARPA program called Social Sim. (more)

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The paper entitled "The Effects of Communication Burstiness on Consensus Formation and Tipping Points in Social Dynamics,” by C. Doyle, B. K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss was published by Physical Review E, 96:062303 (2017), see link below.

Jun. 22, 2017: The paper entitled "The Effects of Communication Burstiness on Consensus Formation and Tipping Points in Social Dynamics,” by Casey Doyle, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Gyorgy Korniss was published by Physical Review E, 96:062303 (2017). (more)

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On June 20, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk “Co-evolution of social ties in multi-layer social networks” at ISODS III NetSci Satellite Workshop in Indianapolis, IN.

Jun. 21, 2017: On June 20, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk “Co-evolution of social ties in multi-layer social networks” at Information, Self-Organizing Dynamics and Synchronization on Networks (ISODS III) NetSci Satellite Workshop in Indianapolis, IN. (more)

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Today, Noemi Derzsy presented a talk “Chicago Crime and House Prices: From Analysis to Prediction” by N. Derzsy, B. Szymanski and G. Korniss at NetCrime NetSci Satellite Workshop in Indianapolis, IN.

Jun. 20, 2017: Today, Noemi Derzsy presented a talk “Chicago Crime and House Prices: From Analysis to Prediction” by Noemi Derzsy, Boleslaw Szymanski and Gyorgy Korniss at NetCrime NetSci Satellite Workshop in Indianapolis, IN. The computational tools and the unprecedented amount of real data available today increase interest in study and modeling criminal activities. (more)

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On June 19, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on “Impact of Social Influence on Society Stability” at the Social Influence Satellite Workshop at the NetSci Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Jun. 20, 2017: On June 19, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on “Impact of Social Influence on Society Stability” at the Social Influence Satellite Workshop at the NetSci Conference in Indianapolis, IN. The talk uses the naming game committed minorities as a model for impact of opinion diversity on society evolution. (more)

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The US Patent Office issued a patent #9,655,564 titled "Use of machine learning for classification of magneto cardiograms" co-invented by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski.

Jun. 17, 2017: The US Patent Number 9,655,564 titled Use of machine learning for classification of magneto cardiograms was granted on May 23, 2017 to investors Dr. Karsten Sternickel of Germany, Prof. Mark Embrechts of RPI and Prof. (more)

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Dr. Panagiotis Karampopurniotis, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "The Impact of Heterogeneity in Thresholds of Opinion Dynamics and in Crowd Decision-Making"

Jun. 07, 2017: Dr. Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis in Physics titled "The Impact of Heterogeneity in Thresholds of Opinion Dynamics and in Crowd Decision-Making". In the thesis, Dr. (more)

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On June 2nd, 2017, B.K. Szymanski presented a keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel & DistributedProcessing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017) Orlando, FL see link below.

Jun. 05, 2017: On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented  the keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), part of the IPDPS2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida. (more)

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The paper entitled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by S. Sreenivasan, K. Chan, A. Swami, G. Korniss, and B. Szymanski was published by the IEEE Trans. Network Science and Eng., 4(2):120-128, see link below.

Jun. 04, 2017: The paper entitled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss, and Boleslaw Szymanski was published by the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 4(2):120-128. (more)

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On June 2nd, 2017, Xiauyan Lu presented a paper entitled "Predicting Viral News Events in Online Media" authored by himself and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Proc. for Comput. Social Systems (ParSocial 2011).

Jun. 03, 2017: On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Xiauyan Lu presented a paper entitled "Predicting Viral News Events in Online Media" authored by himself and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), and published in Proc. IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, Orlando, Florida, pp. (more)