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 titled "Clustering, Prominence and Social Network Analysis on Incomplete Networks," has been accepted for publication and will be presented at at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications

Nov. 16, 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 publication and will be presented at at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, Milan, Italy, November 29-December 2, 2016. The proceedings will be published in the Studies in Computational Intelligence Series, Springer, 2016. (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)

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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)

Feb. 09, 2017:
The paper entitled "Network analysis to support public health:  evolution of collaboration among leishmaniasis researchers, "Richardo B. Sampaio, Bruna P.F. Fonseca, Ashwin Bahulkar and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted for publication in Scientometrics, 23, 2017. ...
Feb. 03, 2017:
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. The paper is available on...
Dec. 21, 2016:
Prof. Eyuphan Bulut of VCU and former member of SCNARC and Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski of SCNARC wrote a paper on Mobile Energy Sharing through Power Buddies that was accepted for presentation at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 19-22, 2017,...
Nov. 22, 2016:
Buster Holzbauer of Computer Science Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski and titled "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior".  The public defense took place on November 22, 2016.