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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Kellogg Insight published an article which discusses the Center paper entitled "Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution," by T. Jia, D. Wang, and B. K. Szymanski, in Nature Human Behavior 1(4):0078, 2017.

Aug. 09, 2017: Kellogg Insight from Northwestern University published an article which discusses the Center paper entitled "Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution," by T. Jia, D. Wang, and B. K. Szymanski, in Nature Human Behavior 1(4):0078, 2017. The article titled "How Innovators Choose Their Next Career Move" quotes the co-author of the Center paper, Dr. (more)

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The paper entitled "Influence of Personal Preferences on Link Dynamics in Social Networks," by A. Bahulkar, B.K. Szymanski, O. Lizardo, N. Chawla, and K. Chan has been accepted for publication in Complexity journal in vol. 2017.

Aug. 07, 2017: The paper entitled "Influence of Personal Preferences on Link Dynamics in Social Networks," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Nitesh Chawla, and Kevin Chan has been accepted for publication in Complexity journal in vol. 2017 and it is available at the link below. (more)

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The paper entitled "Limits of Risk Predictability in a Cascading Alternating Renewal Process Model," by Xin Lin, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jonathan Z. Bakdash, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published by Scientific Reports 7:6699, 2017, see link below

Jul. 27, 2017: The paper entitled "Limits of Risk Predictability in a Cascading Alternating Renewal Process Model," by Xin Lin, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jonathan Z. Bakdash, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published by Scientific Reports 7:6699, 2017. (more)

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PLOS One recognized the Center's paper as one of the top 10% most cited articles in this journal

Jul. 23, 2017: The authors: Jierui Xie, Jeffrey Emenheiser, Matthew Kirby, Sameet Sreenivasan, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Gyorgy Korniss of the article entitled: "Evolution of Opinions on Social Networks in the Presence of Competing Committed Groups," PLOS One 7(3):e33215 received the following message from the editors of the PLOS One journal:  Congratulations! (more)

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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)