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 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. 05, 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. 05, 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)

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Dr. Xin Lin, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Preditcability Limit of Cascades in Interconnected Models".

Apr. 28, 2017: Dr. Xin Lin, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Predictability Limit of Cascades in Interconnected Models". In the thesis, Dr. Lin analytically formulated abstract networks consisting of conceptual objects, such as the global risk network and the re propagation model. (more)

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Eyuphan Bulut presented the paper "Identifying the Spatial Buddies to Track Lost Items," co-authored by Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens'17) in Pittsburgh, PA.

Apr. 21, 2017: Eyuphan Bulut presented the paper entitled "Identifying the Spatial Buddies to Track Lost Items," by Eyuphan Bulut and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens'17) in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 21, 2017. The paper appeared in Proceeding of the Workshop published by the ACM. (more)

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The paper entitled, "Balancing Speed and Coverage by Sequential Seeding in Complex Networks," by J. Jankowski, P. Brodka, P. Kazienko, B. K. Szymanski, R. Michalski and T. Kajdanowicz has been published in Scientific Reports 7:891, April 18, 2017.

Apr. 18, 2017: The paper entitled "Balancing Speed and Coverage by Sequential Seeding in Complex Networks," by J. Jankowski, P. Brodka, P. Kazienko, B. K. Szymanski, R. Michalski and T. Kajdanowicz has been published in Scientific Reports 7:891, April 17, 2017. (more)

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The Report from Network Science Workshop held in Arlington last year lists the RPI center NEST, with its important part SCNARC, as the third oldest academic center in the US focusing on network science, see link for details

Apr. 14, 2017: Thanks to the Report from Network Science Workshop held in Arlington, VA in November, 2000, we learned that our center NEST, created jointly with its important part SCNARC in 2009, is the third oldest academic center in the U.S. (together with two other centers created that year) focusing on network science. (more)

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The paper entitled, "Assortative Mating: Encounter-Network Topology and the Evolution of Attractiveness" by S. Dipple, T. Jia, T. Caraco, G. Korniss, and B.K. Szymanski has been published in Scientific Reports 7:45107, 2017.

Mar. 29, 2017: The paper entitled, "Assortative Mating: Encounter-Network Topology and the Evolution of Attractiveness" by S. Dipple, T. Jia, T. Caraco, G. Korniss, and B.K. Szymanski has been published in Scientific Reports 7:45107, 2017. (more)

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SCNARC Research Assistant, Mr. Ashwin Bahulkar, was selected by IBM for summer internship in IBM Research Center in Zurich, Switzerland in Summer 2017.

Mar. 28, 2017: SCNARC Research Assistant, Mr. Ashwin Bahulkar, was selected by IBM for summer internship in IBM Research Center in Zurich, Switzerland in Summer 2017. Mr. Bahulkar is advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski and his Ph.D. thesis focuses on the evolution of social networks. (more)