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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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)

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Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on "Challenges of Parallel Processing for Network Science" at ICM, Warsaw, Poland on September 6, 2017.

Sep. 07, 2017: On September 6, 2017, Prof. Szymanski presented an invited talk on "Challenges of Parallel Processing for Network Science" at ICM, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling at Warsaw University in Poland. The talk focuses on the challenges of parallel processing for network science. (more)

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NEST reserchers: Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski (PI), Drs. Al Wallace and Tom Sharkey (Co-PIs), received funding as a partner team to DHS new Center of Excellence.

Aug. 25, 2017: Department of Homeland Security awarded recently DHS S&T Criminal Investigation and Network Analysis Center of Excellence (CINA), a $40 million 10-year grant with 20million for the lead organization, GMU, and 2million each to 10 partners. (more)

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Joint NeST Center and Computer Science Deparment Colloquium on Community Structure in Complex Networks by Professor Santo Fortunato​ of Indiana University on August 31, 2017.

Aug. 24, 2017: Professor Santo Fortunato​, Director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University will present a joint colloquium of the NeST Center and Computer Science Department on Community Structure in Complex Networks at 4pm on August 31, 2017. (more)

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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 "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)