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.

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. First, we investigate social tie co-evolution in an attribute-rich social network called NetSense, which was collected on a population of undergraduate students at Notre Dame University for several years. Then, we discuss an event-driven temporal complex network model that accounts for the decay mechanism of event memory traces to accurately represent event perception by humans. Finally, we demonstrate how human limited attention span influences probability of cascades in Twitter.