The research of Heng Ji and Boleslaw Szymanski of NEST Center together with colleagues from ARL, Notre Dame and UIUC creates foundation for social sensing as a scientific discipline

Referring to the recently accepted paper in the IEEE Computer, the Army Research Laboratory states in their website article; that Army and university scientists are turning to problems with social media to create social sensing as a scientific discipline. For the Army in particular, this emerging science space, they say, will better help commanders assess and comprehend the accuracy and true meaning of information on the battlefield. The article then states that challenges and opportunities associated with this research are described in a perspectives paper recently accepted for publication in IEEE Computer entitled, "The Age of Social Sensing," by Lance Kaplan of ARL, Dong Wang of Notre Dame University, Boleslaw Szymanski and Heng Ji of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Tarek Abdelzaher of University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Dr Kaplan comments that the IEEE Computer paper is the first-ever decisive manifesto introducing the burgeoning science of social sensing to the entire computer science research community. The entire ARL article is available at the link provided.