March 22, 2017

The paper on
Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution by Tao Jia, Dashun
Wang, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was publisehd in Nature Human Behavior 1(4):0078,
2017. The authors perform a large-scale analysis of publication
records, and show that
changes in research interests follow a reproducible pattern
characterized by an exponential distribution. They identify three
fundamental features responsible for the observed exponential
distribution, which arise from a subtle interplay between exploitation
and exploration in research-interest evolution. They also develop a
random-walk-based model that accurately reproduces the empirical

March 22, 2017
The paper entitled Mobile Energy Sharing through Power Buddies, by Eyuphan Bulut, Boleslaw K. Szymanski was presented by authors at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in San Francisco, CA on March 22, 2017. Recently power sharing technologies and gadgets have emerged enabling harvesting power from other mobile devices in the user’s vicinity. The...
March 07, 2017
The information diffusion and dissemination define critical dynamics observed in large complex networks. The underlying information propagation topology, however, is often hidden or incomplete because of the lack of explicit citations of the sources. We proposed a scalable parallel algorithm to derive the node embedding to better understand the information dissemination patterns...
March 07, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Z. Bakdash is the Scientist at the Human Research and Experimentation Division of ARL at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MA. Dr. Bakdash's talk on Human Machine Collaboration (also called Human Computer Collaboration and Human Agent Teaming) is a long-term R&D strategy and end-goal for the Department of Defense. In effective Human Machine Collaboration, the...
March 03, 2017
The talk describes two robust algorithms for community detection. The first targets communities arising in biological functions carried out by groups of interacting molecules, cells or tissues. These communities may overlap when biological components are involved in multiple functions. Moreover, they may be unstable because traditional methods are sensitive to noise and parameter...
February 27, 2017
The link to the announcement is The direct link to the highlighted paper on Supporting novel biomedical research via multilayer collaboration networks by Konstantin Kuzmin, Xiaoyan Lu, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Juntao Zhuang, Chris Gaiteri, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski is
February 27, 2017
The PPAM 2017 conference, twelfth in a series, will cover topics in parallel and distributed computing, including theory and applications, as well as applied mathematics. The focus will be on models, algorithms, and software tools which facilitate efficient and convenient utilization of modern parallel and distributed computing architectures, as well as on large-scale applications...