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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Alaa Moussawi presented a poster "Evolution and Control in the Global Risk Network," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jianxi Gao, Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the SMA Conference

Apr. 04, 2018: Alaa Moussawi presented a poster "Evolution and Control in the Global Risk Network," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jianxi Gao, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 11th Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) Conference in Joint Base Andrews in Clinton, MD. (more)

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A paper entitled "Peer-to-peer lending and bias in crowd decision-making" co-authored by NEST researchers, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Boleslaw Szymanski, and Gyorgy Korniss appeared today in PLoS One journal

Mar. 28, 2018: A paper entitled "Peer-to-peer lending and bias in crowd decision-making" by Pramesh Singh, Jayaram Uparna, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Emoke-Agnes Horvat, Boleslaw Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, Jonathan Z. Bakdash, and Brian Uzzi has been published today in PLoS One journal, 13(3):e0193007. (more)

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Today Alaa Moussawi defended a Physics Ph.D. thesis entitled "Failure Mitigation, Vulnerability Detection and Persistence of Network Flows in Complex Systems," supervised by NEST Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Mar. 28, 2018: Today, Alaa Moussawi defended a Physics Ph.D. thesis entitled "Failure Mitigation, Vulnerability Detection and Persistence of Network Flows in Complex Systems," supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski. The thesis focuses on complex systems that arise in many environments, and can be useful in modeling many aspects of physical and social systems. (more)

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Prof. Sergio Pequito gave Center and CS seminar entitled "A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Complex Networks," hosted by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski

Mar. 20, 2018: Professor Sergio Pequito from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering presented the Computer Science and NEST Center seminar entitled: "A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Complex Networks," hosted by Professor Boleslaw K. (more)

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Dr. Fregolent presented a Center seminar entitled "Limited Individual Attention and Virality of Low-Quality Information in Online Social Networks," and hosted by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski

Mar. 19, 2018: Dr. Fregolent presented a talk on the advent of online social networks as major communication platforms for the exchange of information and opinions is having a significant impact on our lives by facilitating the sharing of ideas. Through networks such as Twitter and Facebook, users are exposed daily to a large number of transmissible pieces of information that compete to attain success. (more)

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Prof. Zoltan Toroczkai from NDU presented today a NEST seminar entitled: "The physics of network inference" hosted by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss

Mar. 15, 2018: Prof. Toroczkai discussed Jaynes’s maximum entropy method that provides a family of principled models that allow the prediction of a system’s properties as constrained by empirical data (observables). However, their use is often hindered by the degeneracy problem characterized by spontaneous symmetry breaking, where predictions fail. In the talk Prof. (more)

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Alaa Mousawi presented a talk on "CARP Model for Multi-Risk Dynamics" authored by him, Xiang Niu, Noemi Derzsy, Xin Lin, Gyorgy Korniss, Boleslaw K. Szymanski at APS March Meeting 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

Mar. 06, 2018: Alaa Mousawi presented today a talk on "CARP Model for Multi-Risk Dynamics" authored by him, Xiang Niu, Noemi Derzsy, Xin Lin, Gyorgy Korniss, Boleslaw K. Szymanski at APS March Meeting 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Surprisingly little is known about how risk materializations in distinct domains influence each other. (more)

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The research of Heng Ji and Boleslaw Szymanski of NEST Center together with colleagues from ARL, Notre Dame and UIUC creates foundation for social sensing as a scientific discipline

Mar. 06, 2018: Referring to the recently accepted paper in the IEEE Computer, the Army Research Laboratory states in their website article; that Army and university scientists are turning to problems with social media to create social sensing as a scientific discipline. (more)

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A joint DARPA grant for the UIUC and the NEST Center researchers discussed in the ICS@Illionis News

Feb. 25, 2018: Professors Tarek Abdelzaher (PI), Jiawei Han (co-PI) and David Nicol (co-PI) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL jointly with Professors Boleslaw Szymanski (PI) and Gyorgy Korniss (co-PI) from the NEST Center at RPI, are studying how information propagates through social media and the effects that information has on people’s beliefs as it moves. (more)