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Dr. Xiaoyan Lu supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "Community Detection and its Applications in Understanding Dynamics of Social Networks" and will join Google, Inc.

Jul. 01, 2019: Dr. Xiaoyan Lu supervised by Prof. Bolesaw K. Szymanski defended the Ph.D. thesis "Community Detection and its Applications in Understanding Dynamics of Social Networks" in March 2019 and graduated in May 2019. Dr. Lu will join Google, Inc. in New York, NY. His thesis focuses on community detection and its applications. (more)

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The paper titled: "Predicting complex user behavior from CDR based social networks," by Casey Doyle, Zala Herga, Stephen Dipple, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, and Dunja Mladenic was published in Information Systems

Jun. 07, 2019: The paper titled: "Predicting complex user behavior from CDR based social networks," by Casey Doyle, Zala Herga, Stephen Dipple, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, and Dunja Mladenic was published in Information Systems vol. 500, pp. 217-228 on May 30, 2019. (more)

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A paper titled "Predicting complex user behavior from CDR based social networks," by Casey Doyle, Zela Herga Stephen Dipple, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, Dunja Mladenić was posted on arXiv

Apr. 06, 2019: A paper titled "Predicting complex user behavior from CDR based social networks," by Casey Doyle, Zela Herga Stephen Dipple, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, Dunja Mladenić was posted on arXiv. The paper uses Call Detail Record (CDR) datasets with information about personal interactions to support building and analyzing detailed empirical social networks. (more)

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A paper titled "The Age of Social Sensing," by Dong Wang, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Tarek Abdelzaher, Heng Ji, and Lance Kaplan, was published in IEEE Computer, vol. 52(1), 2019.

Apr. 04, 2019: Online social media have democratized the broadcasting of information, encouraging users to view the world through the lens of social networks. The exploitation of this lens, termed social sensing, presents challenges for researchers at the intersection of computer science and the social sciences. (more)

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Xiaoyan Lu advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski defended today successfully his thesis titled: "Community Detection and its Applications in Understanding Dynamics of Social Networks"

Mar. 27, 2019: Xiaoyan Lu,advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended today successfully his thesis titled: "Community Detection and its Applications in Understanding Dynamics of Social Networks," The Ph.d. Committed included Professors Malik Magdon-Ismail and Jianxi Gao from Computer Science and Gyorgy Korniss from Physics. (more)

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A paper titled "Asymptotic resolution bounds of generalized modularity and statistically significant community detection," by Xiaoyan Lu and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been posted on arxiv

Feb. 17, 2019: The paper generalizes inference algorithms to search not only for assortative communities but also for disassortative clustering. The maximization of generalized modularity performs well on networks in which the members of all communities are statistically indistinguishable from each other. (more)

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Prof. Petko Bogdanov presented a talk on "Treating time as a first-class citizen in dynamic graph mining" hosted by Boleslaw Szymanski at the joint colloquium of CS Department and NEST Center

Oct. 30, 2018: Prof. Petko Bogdanov of University at Albany, SUNY presented a talk entitled "Treating time as a first-class citizen in dynamic graph mining" hosted by Boleslaw Szymanski at the joint colloquium of Department of Computer Science and NEST Center on October 29, 2018. (more)

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A paper entitled "Entropy Measures of Human Communication Dynamics," by Marcin Kulisiewicz, Przemyslaw Kazienko, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Radoslaw Michalski was published by Scientific Reports, 8:15697. Oct., 2018.

Oct. 28, 2018: A paper entitled "Entropy Measures of Human Communication Dynamics," by Marcin Kulisiewicz, Przemyslaw Kazienko, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Radoslaw Michalski was published by (more)

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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)