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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An article on "Dual-regularized one-class collaborative filtering with implicit feedback," by Y. Yao, H. Tong, G. Yan, F. Xu, X. Zhang, B. K. Szymanski, and J. Lu appeared in World Wide Web journal.

May. 04, 2018: An article entitled "Dual-regularized one-class collaborative filtering with implicit feedback," by Yuan Yao, Hanghang Tong, Guo Yan, Feng Xu, Xiang Zhang, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Jian Lu, appeared on line first in World Wide Web, Special Issue on Geo-Social Computing, vol. 21. On May 1, 2018. (more)

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Prof. David Skillicorn Queen’s University of Kingston, Canada, presented a joint NEST and Computer Science Department seminar titled: "Enriching Social Network Analysis for Adversarial Settings" hosted Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski

Apr. 18, 2018: Professor David Skillicorn Queen’s University of Kingston, Canada, presented a joint NEST and Computer Science Department seminar entitled: "Enriching Social Network Analysis for Adversarial Settings" hosted by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski on April 17, 2017. The talk focuses on adversarial aspects of human interactions. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented Distinguished Lecture on “Failures, Dynamics, Evolution and Control of the Global Risk Network” at the Institute for System Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Apr. 05, 2018: Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented Distinguished Lecture on “Failures, Dynamics, Evolution and Control of the Global Risk Network” prepared in collaboration with Xiang Niu, Noemi Derzsy, Alaa Moussawi, Jianxi Gao and Gyorgy Korniss at the Institute for System Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (more)

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Alaa Moussawi presented a poster "Evolution and Control in the Global Risk Network," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jianxi Gao, Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the SMA Conference

Apr. 04, 2018: Alaa Moussawi presented a poster "Evolution and Control in the Global Risk Network," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jianxi Gao, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 11th Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) Conference in Joint Base Andrews in Clinton, MD. (more)

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A paper entitled "Peer-to-peer lending and bias in crowd decision-making" co-authored by NEST researchers, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Boleslaw Szymanski, and Gyorgy Korniss appeared today in PLoS One journal

Mar. 28, 2018: A paper entitled "Peer-to-peer lending and bias in crowd decision-making" by Pramesh Singh, Jayaram Uparna, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Emoke-Agnes Horvat, Boleslaw Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, Jonathan Z. Bakdash, and Brian Uzzi has been published today in PLoS One journal, 13(3):e0193007. (more)

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Today Alaa Moussawi defended a Physics Ph.D. thesis entitled "Failure Mitigation, Vulnerability Detection and Persistence of Network Flows in Complex Systems," supervised by NEST Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Mar. 28, 2018: Today, Alaa Moussawi defended a Physics Ph.D. thesis entitled "Failure Mitigation, Vulnerability Detection and Persistence of Network Flows in Complex Systems," supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski. The thesis focuses on complex systems that arise in many environments, and can be useful in modeling many aspects of physical and social systems. (more)

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Prof. Sergio Pequito gave Center and CS seminar entitled "A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Complex Networks," hosted by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski

Mar. 20, 2018: Professor Sergio Pequito from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering presented the Computer Science and NEST Center seminar entitled: "A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Complex Networks," hosted by Professor Boleslaw K. (more)

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Dr. Fregolent presented a Center seminar entitled "Limited Individual Attention and Virality of Low-Quality Information in Online Social Networks," and hosted by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski

Mar. 19, 2018: Dr. Fregolent presented a talk on the advent of online social networks as major communication platforms for the exchange of information and opinions is having a significant impact on our lives by facilitating the sharing of ideas. Through networks such as Twitter and Facebook, users are exposed daily to a large number of transmissible pieces of information that compete to attain success. (more)

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Prof. Zoltan Toroczkai from NDU presented today a NEST seminar entitled: "The physics of network inference" hosted by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss

Mar. 15, 2018: Prof. Toroczkai discussed Jaynes’s maximum entropy method that provides a family of principled models that allow the prediction of a system’s properties as constrained by empirical data (observables). However, their use is often hindered by the degeneracy problem characterized by spontaneous symmetry breaking, where predictions fail. In the talk Prof. (more)

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