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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Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski is an invited speaker at the 12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL PROCESSING AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS to be held on September 10-13 in Lublin, Poland.

Feb. 27, 2017: The PPAM 2017 conference, twelfth in a series, will cover topics in parallel and distributed computing, including theory and applications, as well as applied mathematics. (more)

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Dr. Piotr Brodka presented a talk on “Current Challenges in the Area of Spreading Processes in Multilayer Networks”

Feb. 27, 2017: On February 23, 2017, Dr. Piotr Brodka while visiting RPI within the RENOIR project (http://renoirproject.eu/) presented a talk on “Current Challenges in the Area of Spreading Processes in Multilayer Networks”. The spreading processes in complex network and multilayer complex networks are among the fastest developing topics in modern network science. (more)

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Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the seminar at the Department of Cognitive Sciences at RPI.

Feb. 09, 2017: On February 8, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Cognitive Sciences at RPI. Prof. Szymanski discussed ties in social networks that are often represented as unweighted solid lines. (more)

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The paper entitled "The impact of variable commitment in the Naming Game on consensus formation," by Xiang Niu, Casey Doyle, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published in Scientific Reports 7, 41750, 2017 doi: 10.1038/srep41750

Feb. 03, 2017: The paper is available on Scientific Report site and at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/srep41750.pdf. The authors study the effect of making commitment variable has on the dynamics of the system. Committed nodes are assigned a commitment strength, w, defining their willingness to lose (in waning), gain (for increasing) or both (in variable) commitment to an opinion. (more)

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A seminar on Information Diffusion On and Off Line, presented by Dr. Bruno Goncalves of New York University.

Nov. 17, 2016: Dr. Bruno Goncalves of New York University presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Information Diffusion On and Off Line" on October 20, 2016. (more)

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A seminar on Cross-lingual World Events presented by Prof. Dunja Mladeva and Dr. Gregor Leban, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nov. 17, 2016: Prof. Dunja Mladena and Dr. Gregor Leban of Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Cross-lingual World Events" on October 4, 2016. Prof. Mladena visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from her Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute and Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir. (more)

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A seminar on Cyberemotions presented by Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute

Nov. 17, 2016: Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute, Poland, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Detecting and modelling of collective emotions in on-line communities" on September 1, 2016. Prof. Holyst visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from his Laboratory in the Department of Physics. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir. (more)

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The collaborative paper on Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks has been accepted for publcation in IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Egnineering

Oct. 28, 2016: The collaborative paper titled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transaction on. Network Science and Engineering, 4 (2017) (more)

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Paper on Synergy system accepted for publication in Applied Network Science

Oct. 28, 2016: The paper titled "Supporting novel biomedical research via multilayer collaboration networks," by Konstantin Kuzmin, Xiaoyan Lu, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Juntao Zhuang, Chris Gaiteri and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted for publication in Springer journal Applied Social Networks 1, 2016. The preprint is available at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/synergy-apns.pdf (more)