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 The Investigation of Social Media Data Thresholds for Opinion Formation Asher, D., Caylor, J., Mittrick, M., Richardson, J., Heilman E., Bowman, E, Korniss, G., Szymanski, B. was published in Proc. ICCRTS 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: A paper entitled "The Investigation of Social Media Data Thresholds for Opinion Formation," by Asher, D., Caylor, J., Mittrick, M., Richardson, J., Heilman E., Bowman, E, Korniss, G., Szymanski, B. has been published in Proc. 22nd International Command and Control Research & Technology Symposium, ICCRTS, Nov. 6-8, Los Angeles, CA, paper 27. (more)

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A paper on Multilayer MANET Routing with Social-Cognitive Learning co-authored by B. Szymanski has been published in Milcom 2017. Baltimore, MD, October 23-25, 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: A paper titled "Multilayer MANET Routing with Social-Cognitive Learning," by Yalin E. Sagduyu, Yi Shi, Tugba Erpek, Sohraab Soltani, Sharon J. Mackey, Derya H. Cansever, Mitesh P. Patel, Bart F. Panettieri, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Guohong Cao has been presented and published in Proc. International Conference on Military Communication, Milcom 2017. Baltimore, MD, October 23-25, 2017. (more)

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A paper on "Evolution of the Global Risk Network Mean-Field Stability Point," by X. Niu, A. Mousawi, N. Derzsy, X. Lin, G. Korniss and B.K. Szymanski has been published in Proc. 6th Int. Conf. Complex Networks Lyon, France Nov 29-Dec 1, 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: A paper titled "Evolution of the Global Risk Network Mean-Field Stability Point," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Mousawi, Noemi Derzsy, Xin Lin, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been presented at the conference and published in Proc. 6th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, Complex Networks, Lyon, France Nov 29-Dec 1, 2017, Studies in Artificial Intelligence, vol. (more)

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A paper on Building Client’s Risk Profile Based on Call Detail Records by Z. Herga, C. Doyle, S. Dipple, C. Nasman, G. Korniss, B.K. Szymanski, J. Brank, J. Rupnik, and D. Mladenic has been published in Proc SiKDD, Oct. 8, 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: A paper titled "Building Client’s Risk Profile Based on Call Detail Records" by Data collected from mobile phones can be used to uncover underlying social network dynamics and individual's behavioral patterns. Based on a Call Details Records dataset, we build a weighted, directed network and analyze it's properties. (more)

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Joint Colloquium: The NeST Center and Computer Science on Finding Sources in Spreading Processes was given by Prof. Krzysztof Suchecki of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, on Nov 14, 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: Joint Colloquium: The NeST Center and Computer Science on Finding Sources in Spreading Processes was given by Prof. Krzysztof Suchecki of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, on Nov 14, 2017. The phenomenon of spreading is very broad: it can mean spreading of electromagnetic waves, wind-blown seeds, diseases or information. (more)

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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)