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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The paper on "Network analysis to support public health: evolution of collaboration among leishmaniasis researchers," by Ricardo B. Sampaio, Bruna P.F. Fonseca, Ashwin Bahulkar, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted to Scientometrics, vol. 23, 2017.

Feb. 09, 2017: The present work focuses on tracking evolution of collaboration among researchers on leishmaniasis, a neglected disease associated with poverty. Our results show that network analysis metrics can bring evidence of evolution of collaboration between different research groups within a specific research area and that those areas have subnetworks that influence collaboration structures and focus. (more)

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The paper entitled "The impact of variable commitment in the Naming Game on consensus formation," by Xiang Niu, Casey Doyle, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published in Scientific Reports 7, 41750, 2017 doi: 10.1038/srep41750

Feb. 03, 2017: The paper is available on Scientific Report site and at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/srep41750.pdf. The authors study the effect of making commitment variable has on the dynamics of the system. Committed nodes are assigned a commitment strength, w, defining their willingness to lose (in waning), gain (for increasing) or both (in variable) commitment to an opinion. (more)

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Full-time tenure-track faculty position in computational network science

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 structure. More details at the link below... (more)

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A seminar on Information Diffusion On and Off Line, presented by Dr. Bruno Goncalves of New York University.

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. (more)

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A seminar on Cross-lingual World Events presented by Prof. Dunja Mladeva and Dr. Gregor Leban, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 Stefan International Postgraduate School. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir. (more)

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A seminar on Cyberemotions presented by Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute

Nov. 17, 2016: Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute, Poland, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Detecting and modelling of collective emotions in on-line communities" on September 1, 2016. Prof. Holyst visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from his Laboratory in the Department of Physics. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir. (more)

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The collaborative paper on Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks has been accepted for publcation in IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Egnineering

Oct. 28, 2016: The collaborative paper titled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transaction on. Network Science and Engineering, 4 (2017) (more)

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Paper on Synergy system accepted for publication in Applied Network Science

Oct. 28, 2016: The paper titled "Supporting novel biomedical research via multilayer collaboration networks," by Konstantin Kuzmin, Xiaoyan Lu, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Juntao Zhuang, Chris Gaiteri and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted for publication in Springer journal Applied Social Networks 1, 2016. The preprint is available at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/synergy-apns.pdf (more)

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A paper on network co-evolution has been accepted for presentation at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications

Oct. 21, 2016: A paper entitled "Co-evolution of two networks representing different social relations in NetSense," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Kevin Chan and Omar Lizardo 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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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)