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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NeST awarded $50,000 grant by Rush University Medical School.

Dec. 02, 2015: A grant titled "Design of Synergy Landscapes: A Multilayer Network for Collaboration in Biological Research" in the amount of $50,000 was awarded by Rush University Medical School to NeST. (more)

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Rostyslav Korolov, Justin Peabody, Allen Lavoie, Sanmay Das, Malik Magdon-Ismail and William Wallace have a paper published in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE/ACM Int'l Conference on predicting disaster relief donation using social media

Nov. 25, 2015: A paper on predicting disaster relief donation using social media, by Rostyslav Korolov, Justin Peabody, Allen Lavoie, Sanmay Das, Malik Magdon-Ismail and William Wallace, has appeared online in Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining 2015, Pages 292-297. (more)

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Rush University granted $50,000 initiation grant to Prof. Szymanski, to support RAship for Konstantin Kuzmin to work on joint project for NIH application.

Nov. 18, 2015: Rush University granted $50,000 initiation grant to Prof. Szymanski, to support RAship for Konstantin Kuzmin to work on joint project for NIH application. (more)

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Graduate student, Konstantin Kuzmin, was a member of the Program Committee for NetSci X 2016, which selected the program for the conference

Nov. 18, 2015: Graduate student, Konstantin Kuzmin, was a member of the Program Committee for NetSci X 2016, which selected the program for the conference. (more)

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Mingming Chen successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis titled: DISCOVERING COMMUNITY STRUCTURE BY OPTIMIZING COMMUNITY QUALITY METRICS

Nov. 11, 2015: Mingming Chen successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled: DISCOVERING COMMUNITY STRUCTURE BY OPTIMIZING COMMUNITY QUALITY METRICS (advisor Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski). (more)

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Broad collaborative paper with life scientists on "Identifying robust communities and multi-community nodes by combining topdown and bottom-up approaches to clustering" was accepted for publication

Nov. 09, 2015: On October 2nd, a broad collaborative paper with life scientists on "Identifying robust communities and multi-community nodes by combining topdown and bottom-up approaches to clustering" by Mingming Chen, Boleslaw Szymanski, Konstantin Kuzmin, Jierui Xie of NeST, Chris Gaiteri, Changkyu Lee, Timothy Blanche, Elias Chaibub Neto, Su-Chun Huang, Thomas Grabowski, Tara Madhyastha and Vitalina Komashko, researchers from Rush University Medical School, Allen Institute, Sage Bionetworks, and University of Washington was accepted for publication in Nature Scientific Reports, and will appear on November 9, 2015. http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/speakeasy.pdf (more)

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Heng Ji and her team have won First Prize on all the tracks that they have participated in 2015

Nov. 06, 2015: Heng Ji, a PI in IPAN Thrust of NS CTA, and member of the NeST Center at RPI and her team have won the first prize on all the tracks that they have participated in 2015, which were (i) Entity Discovery and Linking, (ii) Event Nugget Detection, (iii) Event Coreference Resolution and (iv) Slot Filling Validation Filtering. More than 40 teams from the world joined the competition, including the top universities, such as CMU, UIUC and University of Washington, and research institutes, such as IBM, MSR and BBN. (more)

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A paper on Social consensus and tipping points with opinion inertia by C. Doyle, S. Sreenivasan, B. K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, appeared on line in Physica A 443 February 2016, pp. 316-323.

Nov. 04, 2015: A paper on Social consensus and tipping points with opinion inertia by C. Doyle, S. Sreenivasan, B. K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, appeared on line in Physica A 443 February 2016, pp. 316-323. http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/dssk2014_v9.pdf (more)

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A perspective on "How to Solve the Tragedy of the Commons?", co-authored by Boleslaw Szymanski has been published in Collective Behavior, From Cells to Societies

Nov. 04, 2015: A perspective on "How to Solve the Tragedy of the Commons?", co-authored by Boleslaw Szymanski has been published in Collective Behavior, From Cells to Societies, Chapter 7, NAKFI Conference, 2014, by the National Academies Press, October, 2015. (more)

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James A. Hendler has been appointed to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

Nov. 03, 2015: James A. Hendler, a PI in IPAN and QoI Thrusts of NS CTA, and member of the NeST Center at RPI has been appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC). The HSSTAC provides scientific and technical advice to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for Science and Technology on matters related to the expansion of technological capabilities across the homeland security enterprise. More information is available at - http://www.newswise.com/articles/dhs-announces-appointment-of-new-member... (more)