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.

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. The excerpt from the abstract is provided here. Previous work has shown that selectivity based on opinions and values of attributes is an important tie-formation mechanism in human social networks. Less well-known is how selectivity influences the formation and composition of whole groups in which interactions extend beyond the dyads. To address this question, the authors use data from the NetSense study consisting of a multi-layer (nomination, communication, co-location) network of university students. They examine how group formation differs from tie-formation in terms of the role of selectivity based on opinions and attributes. In addition, they show how levels of such selectivity varies between groups formed to meet different needs.

The paper has been published in the Proceedings of ASONAM and is available at the link provided below.