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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Dr. Ashwin Bahulkar presented a demo titled "Modeling and predicting human social behavior" co-authored by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Kevin Chan and Omar Lizardo at KDD'2019 in Anchorage, AK, on August 3, 2019

Sep. 14, 2019: Dr. Ashwin Bahulkar presented a demo titled "Modeling and predicting human social behavior" co-authored by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Kevin Chan and Omar Lizardo at the showcase session at the 25th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD'2019, in Anchorage, AK, August 4-8, 2019. (more)

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A new paper titled "A Regularized Stochastic Block Model for the robust community detection in complex networks," by X. Lu and B.K. Szymanski was published in Scientific Reports, vol.9:13247 today.

Sep. 13, 2019: A new paper titled "A Regularized Stochastic Block Model for the robust community detection in complex networks," by Xiaoyan Lu and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published in Scientific Reports, 9:13247 Sept. 13, 2019. (more)

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Prof. Krzysztof Suchecki of Warsaw University of Technology presented today a seminar hosted by Prof. Szymanski on " Detecting the source of spread in complex networks"

Aug. 29, 2019: Prof. Krzysztof Suchecki of Warsaw University of Technology presented today a seminar hosted by Prof. Szymanski titled "Detecting the source of spread in complex networks". The talk presented the results of paper by R. Paluch, X. Lu, K. Suchecki, B.K. Szymański, J.A. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented the keynote talk at the Political Polarization Workshop on "Political Polarization in Legislative Branches" in Princeton University on August 9, 2019

Aug. 10, 2019: Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented the keynote talk at the Political Polarization Workshop on "Political Polarization in Legislative Branches" lead by Prof. Simon Levin in Princeton University on August 9, 2019. The talk focused on challenges to understand political polarization in legislative houses of the U.S. and selected European Union countries. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented the invited paper "A Reaction-Based Approach to Information Cascade Analysis," by James Flamino and himself at the 2019 IEEE ICCCN in Valencia, Spain.

Aug. 03, 2019: Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented the invited paper "A Reaction-Based Approach to Information Cascade Analysis," by James Flamino and himself at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication and Networking on August 1, in Valencia, Spain. (more)

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Dr. Stephen Dipple supervised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis on "Modeling Complex Human Behavior in Socio-Economic Networks" in Physics.

Jul. 27, 2019: Stephen Dipple supervised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis on "Modeling Complex Human Behavior in Socio-Economic Networks" in Physics. The thesis focuses on human behavior seen as a complex system of interacting individuals. (more)

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Dr. Ashwin Bahulkar supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "Evolution Dynamics of Attribute-Rich Social Networks" and will join Facebook in August 2019.

Jul. 25, 2019: Dr. Ashwin Bahulkar supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis on "Evolution Dynamics of Attribute-Rich Social Networks" and will join Facebook in August 2019. In the thesis the author study the evolution dynamics in attribute-rich social networks. (more)

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A paper titled "The evolution of polarization in the legislative branch of government," by Xiaoyan Lu, Jianxi Gao, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published by J. R. Soc. Interface, vol. 16:20190010, 2019.

Jul. 19, 2019: A paper titled "The evolution of polarization in the legislative branch of government," by Xiaoyan Lu, Jianxi Gao, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published by J. R. Soc. Interface,16:20190010, 2019. The paper studies the polarization of political opinions among members of the U.S. legislative chambers as measured by their voting records. (more)

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Dr. Xiang Niu supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "The Dynamics in Opinion and Global Risk Networks: Modeling, Discovering and Control" and will join Google, Inc.

Jul. 06, 2019: Dr. Xiang Niu supervised by Professor Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "The Dynamics in Opinion and Global Risk Networks: Modeling, Discovering and Control" and will join Google, Inc. in Montain View, CA in August 2019. Dr. Xiang was also co-advised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss of Physics and Jianxi Gao of Computer Science. (more)

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Dr. Xiaoyan Lu supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "Community Detection and its Applications in Understanding Dynamics of Social Networks" and will join Google, Inc.

Jul. 01, 2019: Dr. Xiaoyan Lu supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "Community Detection and its Applications in Understanding Dynamics of Social Networks" in March 2019 and graduated in May 2019. Dr. Lu will join Google, Inc. in New York, NY. His thesis focuses on community detection and its applications. (more)