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. Konstantin Kuzmin, Researcher in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended today his Ph.D. thesis titled "New Approaches to Efficient Structural Analysis of Social and Biological Networks".

Nov. 10, 2017: Dr. Konstantin Kuzmin, Researcher in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended today his Ph.D. thesis titled "New Approaches to Efficient Structural Analysis of Social and Biological Networks". Thesis first discusses the limitations of the multithreaded solution and propose a parallel community detection method which uses Message Passing Interface (MPI). (more)

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A paper on "Coevolution of a multilayer node-aligned network whose layers represent different social relations," by A. Bahulkar, B.K. Szymanski, K. Chen and O. Lizardo has been published in Computational Social Networks, 4:11 2017.

Nov. 07, 2017: A paper on "Coevolution of a multilayer node-aligned network whose layers represent different social relations," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Kevin Chen and Omar Lizardo has been published in Computational Social Networks, 4:11 2017. The paper examines the coevolution of three-layer node-aligned network of university students. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski's findings are discussed in October 6th AAAS Science Magazine

Oct. 12, 2017: Chris Tachibana in a commentary titled "The scientific swerve: Changing your research focus" Science, October 6, 2017, discuccses two works of Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski on evolution of scientific careers. The first article titled "Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution," by Tao Jia, Dashun Wang, and Boleslaw K. (more)

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A paper on "Adaptive modularity maximization via edge weighting scheme," by X. Lu, K. Kuzmin, M. Chen, and B.K. Szymanski has been published in Information Sciences, vol. 424:55-68, 2017.

Oct. 06, 2017: A paper on "Adaptive modularity maximization via edge weighting scheme," by Xiaoyn. Lu, Konstantin Kuzmin, Mingming Chen, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published in Information Sciences,  424:55-68, 2017. (more)

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The Center's Ph.D. student Konstantin Kuzmin, advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski, will be honored with Founders Award at this year Honors Convocation.

Oct. 02, 2017: Konstantin Kuzmin, the Center's Ph.D. student, will be honored with Founders Award. He is advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski and plans to graduate in November. The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been selected for IEEE Life Membership as Life Fellow.

Sep. 26, 2017: In a letter of August 28, the IEEE President, James A. Jeffeires, informed Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski that he has been selected for IEEE Life Membership by the IEEE Board of Directors and thus achieved a status of Life Fellow of IEEE in recognition of his sustained and lasting contributions to IEEE. (more)

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A paper on "Influence of Personal Preferences on Link Dynamics in Social Networks," by A. Bahulkar, B.K. Szymanski, N. Chawla, O. Lizardo & K. Chan was published in Complexity, vol. 2017:4543563.

Sep. 20, 2017: A paper on "Influence of Personal Preferences on Link Dynamics in Social Networks," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Nitesh Chawla, Omar Lizardo and Kevin Chan was published in Complexity, 2017:4543563. The paper studies a unique network dataset including periodic surveys and electronic logs of dyadic contacts via smartphones. (more)

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The paper on "Limits of Predictability of Cascading Overload Failures in Spatially-Embedded Networks with Disttibuted Flows," by A. Moussawi, N. Derzsy, X. Lin, B.K. Szymanski & G. Korniss appeared in Scientific Reports, vol. 7.

Sep. 17, 2017: The paper entitled "Limits of Predictability of Cascading Overload Failures in Spatially-Embedded Networks with Distributed Flows," by Alaa Moussawi, Noemi Derzsy, Xin Lin, Boleslaw K. Szymanski & G. Korniss was published in Scientific Reports, vol. 7:11729 on September 15, 2017. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented an invited presentation on “Challenges of Parallelizing Graph Algorithms for Network Science” at PPAM Conference.

Sep. 12, 2017: Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a keynote on “Challenges of Parallelizing Graph Algorithms for Network Science” at the 12th Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics Conference in Lublin, Poland. The talk discusses the challenges of designing parallel algorithms for network science and network analysis. (more)

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On September 5, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented ICM and Warsaw University seminar entitled "Social Networks through the Prism of Cognition"

Sep. 08, 2017: On September 5, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk entitled "Social Networks through the Prism of Cognition" for ICM and Warsaw University. (more)