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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Douglas Mercer ‘77 Distinguished Lecture

Jun. 03, 2016: Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented the Douglas Mercer ‘77 Distinguished Lecture on The Rise of Computational Social Networks, in the Electrical, Computer and System Engineering Department of RPI on April 20, 2016. (more)

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Trust Based Secure Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks

Jun. 03, 2016: A paper titled "Trust Based Secure Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks," by Thomas Babbitt, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published in Proc. 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), San Francisco, CA, April 10, 2016 pp. 846-851. (more)

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A new paper on opinion inertia

Jun. 02, 2016: A paper titled "Social consensus and tipping points with opinion inertia," by C. Doyle, S. Sreenivasan, B. K. Szymanski, G. Korniss has been published in Physica A 443:326-323, February 1 (2016). (more)

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Center presentations at the March 14-18 APS meeting, Baltimore, MD

Jun. 02, 2016: The following student and postdocs of the Center presented at the March 14-18 APS meeting, Baltimore, MD the following talks: (more)

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Dr. Tao Jia joins Southwest University in Chongqing, China

Jun. 02, 2016: The center postdoc, Dr. Tao Jia, joined Southwest University in Chongqing, China as a faculty member as of March 11, 2016. (more)

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A new paper on Improving Network Community Structure with Link Prediction Ranking has been accepted for the Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Complex Networks, France.

Mar. 23, 2016: Mar. 22, 2016: A new paper by Mingming Chen, Ashwin Bahulkar, Konstantin Kuzmin, and Boleslaw Szymanski, title "Improving Network Community Structure with Link Prediction Ranking" has been accepted for the Proceedings 7th Workshop on Complex Networks, Dijon, France, March 23-25 2016. (more)

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Thomas Babbitt successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on February 3, 2016

Feb. 03, 2016: Thomas Babbitt successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on February 3, 2016, titled: Information Assurance in Resource Constraint Networks. (advisor Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski). (more)

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Prof. Szymanski presented an invited talk on Quantifying Patterns in Evolution of Scientific Research Interests at the Renoir Workshop, Warsaw Technological University on January 14, 2016.

Jan. 14, 2016: Jan. 14, 2016: Professor Szymanski presented and invited talk on "Quantifying Patterns in the Evolution of Scientific Research Interests," at the Renoir Workshop, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, January 14, 2016. (more)

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Buster Holzbauer presented a talk titled "Social Ties as Predictors of Economic Development" at NetSci-X 2016 in Poland on January 13, 2016

Jan. 13, 2016: Buster Holzbauer presented a talk titled "Social Ties as Predictors of Economic Development," at NetSci-X 2016 in Poland on January 13, 2016. The paper on which the talk was based was coauthored by Boleslaw Szymanski, Tommy Nguyen, and Alex Pentland of M.I.T. The paper was published in Advances in Network Science, A. Wierzbicki, U. Brandes, F. Schweitzer, Eds., Proc. Int. NetSci-X 2016 Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, Jan 11-13, 2016, LNCS 5964, 2016, Berlin, pp. 178-185. For more information: www.netsci-x.net (more)

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Alaa Moussawi presented a talk titled "Long-term Failure Prediction based on an ARP Model of Global Risk Network" at NetSci-X 2016 in Poland on January 13, 2016

Jan. 13, 2016: Alaa Moussawi presented a talk titled "Long-term Failure Prediction based on an ARP Model of Global Risk Network" at NetSci-X 2016 in Poland on January 13, 2016. The paper on which the talk was based was coauthored by Xin Lin, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski. (more)

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/~...
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.
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...
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...