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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A book chapter titled "The spread of opinions in societies" has been published by Taylor and Francis

Oct. 21, 2016: Chapter 4 entitled "The spread of opinions in societies," by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Casey Doyle, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Pramesh Singh, Gyorgy Korniss, and Jonathan Bakdash, pp. 61-84, was published in the book Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability, edited by Joseph V. Cohn, Sae Schatz, Hannah Freeman, David J. Y. Combs by Taylor and Francis,  on October 7, 2016. (more)

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A paper on analysis of NetSense data was nominated for the Best Paper Award at SNAA 2016

Oct. 21, 2016: A paper entitled "Analysis of Link Formation, Persistence and Dissolution in NetSense Data," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Nitesh Chawla, Yuxiao Dong, and Yang Yang was presented at the 6th International Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Applications in San Francisco, CA, on August 18, 2016. The paper was one of the three nominated for the best paper award. The paper was published in Proc. IEEE/ACM Annual Conference Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), August, 2016, pp. 1197-1204. (more)

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Prof. Szymanski presented an NS CTA Lecture entitled "Optimizing Robustness of Large-Scale Information and Infrastructure Networks" on August 9, 2016.

Aug. 13, 2016: The Center Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an NS CTA Lecture entitled "Optimizing Robustness of Large-Scale Information and Infrastructure Networks" at the ARL, Adelphia, MA on August 9, 2016. (more)

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Towards Limited Scale-free Topology with Dynamic Peer Participation

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/~szymansk/papers/comnet-06-16.pdf (more)

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Editor’s Panel at the Second International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL on June 25, 2016

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. (more)

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Center presentation at the 2nd IC2S2, Evanston, IL on June 24, 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 on June 24, 2016. (more)

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Center at the 210th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony, Awards: May 29th, 2016

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 Karger Dissertation Prize in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Yulia Tyshchuk, advisor Prof. William Wallace; (more)

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Two talks were presented at the Networks Science Conference, NetSci, in Seul, Korea, May 30 - June3, 2016

Jun. 04, 2016: The following two talks were presented at the International School and Networks Science Conference, NetSci, a flagship conference of Network Science Society, in Seul, Korea, May 30-June3, 2016: Tao Jia talk on A Simple Model of Research Interest Evolution, co-authors Dashun Wang, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski; Jaroslaw Jankowski talk on Sequential Seeding in Social Networks with the Dynamic Recomputation of Network Measures, co-authors Piotr Bródka, Tomasz Kajdanowicz, Przemyslaw Kazienko, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Radoslaw Michalski.  (more)

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Center at the 210th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony, Degrees: May 29th, 2016

Jun. 04, 2016: During the 210th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony the following students received degrees: (more)

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Talk on Computational Social Networks at the Defence Science Office of DARPA

Jun. 03, 2016: Prof. Boleslaw K.Szymanski presented an invited DSO talk on "Computational Social Networks," at DARPA, Arlington, VA on May 26, 2016. (more)