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 network sparcification will be presented at the 5th Workshop on Complex Networks

Oct. 21, 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 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)

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Paper presented at the IEEE WiMob 2016 Workshop on Smart Environments & Urban Networking

Oct. 21, 2016: Rethinking Offloading WiFi Access Point Deployment from User PerspectiveEyuphan Bulut, Boleslaw K. SzymanskiIEEE WiMob 2016 Workshop on Smart Environments & Urban Networking, (SEUNet 2016) pp. 59-65October 17, NY City, NY (more)

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Paper on Benford's distribution in complex networks published in Scientific Reports by Nature Publishing

Oct. 21, 2016: A paper titled "Benford's Distribution in Complex Networks," by Mikolaj Morzy, Tomasz Kajdanowicz, and Boleslaw Szymanski has been published by Scientific Reports, 6, Article 34917, 2016. doi:10.1038/srep34917 (more)

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A book chapter titled "The spread of opinions in societies" has been published by Taylor and Francis

Oct. 21, 2016: Chapter 4 entitled "The spread of opinions in societies," by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Casey Doyle, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Pramesh Singh, Gyorgy Korniss, and Jonathan Bakdash, pp. 61-84, was published in the book Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability, edited by Joseph V. Cohn, Sae Schatz, Hannah Freeman, David J. Y. Combs by Taylor and Francis,  on October 7, 2016. (more)

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A paper on analysis of NetSense data was nominated for the Best Paper Award at SNAA 2016

Oct. 21, 2016: A paper entitled "Analysis of Link Formation, Persistence and Dissolution in NetSense Data," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Nitesh Chawla, Yuxiao Dong, and Yang Yang was presented at the 6th International Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Applications in San Francisco, CA, on August 18, 2016. The paper was one of the three nominated for the best paper award. The paper was published in Proc. IEEE/ACM Annual Conference Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), August, 2016, pp. 1197-1204. (more)

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Prof. Szymanski presented an NS CTA Lecture entitled "Optimizing Robustness of Large-Scale Information and Infrastructure Networks" on August 9, 2016.

Aug. 13, 2016: The Center Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an NS CTA Lecture entitled "Optimizing Robustness of Large-Scale Information and Infrastructure Networks" at the ARL, Adelphia, MA on August 9, 2016. (more)

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Towards Limited Scale-free Topology with Dynamic Peer Participation

Jul. 28, 2016: A paper entitled "Towards Limited Scale-free Topology with Dynamic Peer Participation," by Xiaoyan Lu, Eyuphan Bulut, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski  has been published in Computer Networks 106, September 2016, pp. 109-121. The paper is available via a link http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/comnet-06-16.pdf (more)

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Editor’s Panel at the Second International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL on June 25, 2016

Jun. 27, 2016: Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski was a panelist at the Editor’s Panel with Science, Science Advances, Nature Human Behavior and American Journal of Sociology Editors at the Second International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL on June 25, 2016. (more)

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Center presentation at the 2nd IC2S2, Evanston, IL on June 24, 2016

Jun. 27, 2016: Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talked titled: “Opinion Diversity and the Stability of Social Systems: Implications from a Model of Social Influence,” by W. Pickering, B.K. Szymanski, and C. Lim at the Second International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL on June 24, 2016. (more)

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Center at the 210th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony, Awards: May 29th, 2016

Jun. 05, 2016: Congratulations to the following students who received departmental awards: the Hillard B, Huntington Award in physics: Panagiotis Karampourmiotis, advisor Prof. Gyorgy Korniss; the Joaquin B. Diaz Prize in mathematics: William Pickering, advisor Prof. Chjan Lim; the Del and Ruth Karger Dissertation Prize in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Yulia Tyshchuk, advisor Prof. William Wallace; (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...