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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Pramesh Singh Successfully Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Oct. 09, 2014: Mr. Pramesh Singh successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Opinion Formation Models in Static and Dynamic Social Networks". His work has been supported by SCNARC and supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski of RPI. His thesis is available at the following link (more)

Jun. 25, 2015:
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski is a Keynote speaker at the CINET Workshop held in parallel at Virginia Tech and SUNY Albany.  For more details see
Jun. 18, 2015:
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski is a keynote speaker at the Digital Ecosystems Conference at DELab, University of Warsaw, Poland.  The conference focuses on 'digital ecosystem' as the starting point of analysis for new interdisciplinary approaches, both theoretical and applied to...
Jun. 15, 2015:
Using data from the World Economic Forum annual assessment of global risks, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a computational quantitative model of global risk network dynamics.  The research was published in Scientific Reports on June 18, 2015...
Jun. 10, 2015:
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk at the 25th Anniversary Granada Seminar.  Physics Meets the Social Sciences: Emergent Cooperative phenomena, from bacterial to human group behavior and talk about Spread of Opinions in Social Networks, the Role of Neutrals....