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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Buster Holzbauer defended a Ph.D. thesis titled "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior"

Nov. 22, 2016: Buster Holzbauer of Computer Science Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski and titled "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior".  The public defense took place on November 22, 2016. (more)

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Full-time tenure-track faculty position in computational network science

Nov. 17, 2016: The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of network science defined broadly as the study of general network processes and network structure..More details at the link below (more)

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William Pickering defended a Ph.D. thesis titled "Solution of Urn Models by Generating Functions with Applications to Social, Physical, Biological, and Network Sciences"

Nov. 17, 2016: William Pickering of Math Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Chjan Lim and titled "Solution of Urn Models by Generating Functions with Applications to Social, Physical, Biological, and Network Sciences". The public defense took place on November 10, 2016. (more)

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A seminar on Information Diffusion On and Off Line, presented by Dr. Bruno Goncalves of New York University.

Nov. 17, 2016: Dr.  Bruno Goncalves of New York University presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Information Diffusion On and Off Line" on October 20, 2016. (more)

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A seminar on Cross-lingual World Events presented by Prof. Dunja Mladeva and Dr. Gregor Leban, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nov. 17, 2016: Prof. Dunja Mladena and Dr. Gregor Leban of Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Cross-lingual World Events" on October 4, 2016. Prof. Mladena visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from her Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute and Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir. (more)

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A seminar on Cyberemotions presented by Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute

Nov. 17, 2016: Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute, Poland, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Detecting and modelling of collective emotions in on-line communities" on September 1, 2016. Prof. Holyst visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from his Laboratory in the Department of Physics. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir. (more)

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A paper titled "Clustering, Prominence and Social Network Analysis on Incomplete Networks," has been accepted for publication and will be presented at at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications

Nov. 16, 2016: A paper titled "Clustering, Prominence and Social Network Analysis on Incomplete Networks," by Kshiteesh Hegde, Malik Magdon-Ismail, Boleslaw Szymanski, and Konstantin Kuzmin has been accepted for publication and will be presented at at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, Milan, Italy, November 29-December 2, 2016. The proceedings will be published in the Studies in Computational Intelligence Series, Springer, 2016. (more)

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The collaborative paper on Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks has been accepted for publcation in IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Egnineering

Oct. 28, 2016: The collaborative paper titled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transaction on. Network Science and Engineering, 4 (2017) (more)

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Paper on Synergy system accepted for publication in Applied Network Science

Oct. 28, 2016: The paper titled "Supporting novel biomedical research via multilayer collaboration networks," by Konstantin Kuzmin, Xiaoyan Lu, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Juntao Zhuang, Chris Gaiteri and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted for publication in Springer journal Applied Social Networks 1, 2016. The preprint is available at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/synergy-apns.pdf (more)

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A paper on network co-evolution has been accepted for presentation at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications

Oct. 21, 2016: A paper entitled "Co-evolution of two networks representing different social relations in NetSense," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Kevin Chan and Omar Lizardo has been accepted for presentation at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, to be held on Nov. 30 - Dec. 02, 2016 in Milan, Italy. The paper will be included in the proceedings volume of the Studies in Computational Intelligence Series, Springer, 2016. (more)

Nov. 17, 2016:
The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of network science defined broadly as the study of general network processes and network...
Nov. 17, 2016:
William Pickering of Math Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Chjan Lim and titled "Solution of Urn Models by Generating Functions with Applications to Social, Physical, Biological, and Network Sciences". The public defense took place on November 10, 2016.
Nov. 17, 2016:
Dr.  Bruno Goncalves of New York University presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Information Diffusion On and Off Line" on October 20, 2016.
Nov. 17, 2016:
Prof. Dunja Mladena and Dr. Gregor Leban of Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Cross-lingual World Events" on October 4, 2016. Prof. Mladena visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from her Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute and Jozef...