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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On June 19, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on “Impact of Social Influence on Society Stability” at the Social Influence Satellite Workshop at the NetSci Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Jun. 20, 2017: On June 19, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on “Impact of Social Influence on Society Stability” at the Social Influence Satellite Workshop at the NetSci Conference in Indianapolis, IN. The talk uses the naming game committed minorities as a model for impact of opinion diversity on society evolution. (more)

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The US Patent Office issued a patent #9,655,564 titled "Use of machine learning for classification of magneto cardiograms" co-invented by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski.

Jun. 17, 2017: The US Patent Number 9,655,564 titled Use of machine learning for classification of magneto cardiograms was granted on May 23, 2017 to investors Dr. Karsten Sternickel of Germany, Prof. Mark Embrechts of RPI and Prof. (more)

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Dr. Panagiotis Karampopurniotis, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "The Impact of Heterogeneity in Thresholds of Opinion Dynamics and in Crowd Decision-Making"

Jun. 07, 2017: Dr. Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis in Physics titled "The Impact of Heterogeneity in Thresholds of Opinion Dynamics and in Crowd Decision-Making". In the thesis, Dr. (more)

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On June 2nd, 2017, B.K. Szymanski presented a keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel & DistributedProcessing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017) Orlando, FL see link below.

Jun. 05, 2017: On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented  the keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), part of the IPDPS2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida. (more)

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The paper entitled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by S. Sreenivasan, K. Chan, A. Swami, G. Korniss, and B. Szymanski was published by the IEEE Trans. Network Science and Eng., 4(2):120-128, see link below.

Jun. 04, 2017: The paper entitled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss, and Boleslaw Szymanski was published by the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 4(2):120-128. (more)

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On June 2nd, 2017, Xiauyan Lu presented a paper entitled "Predicting Viral News Events in Online Media" authored by himself and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Proc. for Comput. Social Systems (ParSocial 2011).

Jun. 03, 2017: On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Xiauyan Lu presented a paper entitled "Predicting Viral News Events in Online Media" authored by himself and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), and published in Proc. IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, Orlando, Florida, pp. (more)

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The Center at the 211th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony, Degrees: May 20th, 2017

May. 22, 2017: During the 211th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony the following students supported by the Center received graduate degrees: (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia. PA.

May. 04, 2017: On May 4, 2917, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia. PA. The talk demonstrates how human cognition impacts influence in social networks. (more)

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RPI News and Communication issued a news release on "Patterns of Changing Research Interest Uncovered".

May. 04, 2017: RPI News and Communication issued a news release titled "Advancing the Science of Science: Patterns of Changing Research Interest Uncovered" which discusses the paper on this topic recently published in Nature Human Behaviour co-authored by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski. The release is available at the link below. (more)

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SCNARC Research Assistant, Mr. Juntao Zhuang, successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Design and Implementation of the Web Interfaces and Middleware for Synergy Project" on March 30, 2017.

May. 02, 2017: Mr. Juntao Zhuang successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Design and Implementation of the Web Interfaces and Middleware for Synergy Project" on March 30, 2017. The thesis contributes to a novel method for finding potential collaborators in the Synergy project and its underlying multi-layer network formed from the data in the PubMed database. (more)