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Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a paper titled “Impact of Attributes on Group Formation” co-authored by Ashwin Bahulkar, Kevin Chan and Omar Lizardo at the 2018 IEEE/ACM ASONAM Conference.

Aug. 28, 2018: Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a paper titled “Impact of Attributes on Group Formation” co-authored by Ashwin Bahulkar of RPI, Kevin Chan of ARL, and Omar Lizardo of University of Notre Dame at the Social Influence Workshop, a part of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) in Barcelona, Spain, August 28, 2018. (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)

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A paper on The Investigation of Social Media Data Thresholds for Opinion Formation Asher, D., Caylor, J., Mittrick, M., Richardson, J., Heilman E., Bowman, E, Korniss, G., Szymanski, B. was published in Proc. ICCRTS 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: A paper entitled "The Investigation of Social Media Data Thresholds for Opinion Formation," by Asher, D., Caylor, J., Mittrick, M., Richardson, J., Heilman E., Bowman, E, Korniss, G., Szymanski, B. has been published in Proc. 22nd International Command and Control Research & Technology Symposium, ICCRTS, Nov. 6-8, Los Angeles, CA, paper 27. (more)

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Joint Colloquium: The NeST Center and Computer Science on Finding Sources in Spreading Processes was given by Prof. Krzysztof Suchecki of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, on Nov 14, 2017.

Dec. 08, 2017: Joint Colloquium: The NeST Center and Computer Science on Finding Sources in Spreading Processes was given by Prof. Krzysztof Suchecki of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, on Nov 14, 2017. The phenomenon of spreading is very broad: it can mean spreading of electromagnetic waves, wind-blown seeds, diseases or information. (more)

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Dr. Konstantin Kuzmin, Researcher in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended today his Ph.D. thesis titled "New Approaches to Efficient Structural Analysis of Social and Biological Networks".

Nov. 10, 2017: Dr. Konstantin Kuzmin, Researcher in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended today his Ph.D. thesis titled "New Approaches to Efficient Structural Analysis of Social and Biological Networks". Thesis first discusses the limitations of the multithreaded solution and propose a parallel community detection method which uses Message Passing Interface (MPI). (more)

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A paper on "Influence of Personal Preferences on Link Dynamics in Social Networks," by A. Bahulkar, B.K. Szymanski, N. Chawla, O. Lizardo & K. Chan was published in Complexity, vol. 2017:4543563.

Sep. 20, 2017: A paper on "Influence of Personal Preferences on Link Dynamics in Social Networks," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Nitesh Chawla, Omar Lizardo and Kevin Chan was published in Complexity, 2017:4543563. The paper studies a unique network dataset including periodic surveys and electronic logs of dyadic contacts via smartphones. (more)

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On September 5, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented ICM and Warsaw University seminar entitled "Social Networks through the Prism of Cognition"

Sep. 08, 2017: On September 5, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk entitled "Social Networks through the Prism of Cognition" for ICM and Warsaw University. (more)

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On June 2nd, 2017, B.K. Szymanski presented a keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel & DistributedProcessing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017) Orlando, FL see link below.

Jun. 05, 2017: On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented  the keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), part of the IPDPS2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida. (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)