A joint DARPA grant for the UIUC and the NEST Center researchers discussed in the ICS@Illionis News

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. The research started in October 2017 when the group was awarded a five-year, $4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, under its Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior, or SocialSim program led by the Program Manager Dr. Jonathan Pfautz. Dr. Pfautz envisions the goal of the program as advancing innovative technologies for high-fidelity computational simulation of online social behavior, with a specific focus on information spread and evolution. For more information about the project see the ICS@Illinois News article.