August 18, 2018
A paper entitled "Evolution of threats in the global risk network," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published by Applied Network Science, a Springer journal, in vol. 4(23) 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41109-018-0077-0. The paper points out that with a steadily growing population and rapid advancements in technology, the global...
August 17, 2018
A paper titled "Scalable Prediction of Global Online Media News Virality," by Xiaoyan Lu and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published by IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 5(3) 2018. The paper points out that news reports shape the public perception of the critical social, political, and economical events around the world. Yet, the way in which emergent phenomena...
August 16, 2018
A new article collection dedicated to the cutting edge research advances on community structures in networks is being organized by Applied Network Science, Springer journal. The goal is to provide a landscape of research progress and applications in related areas of science and engineering. Co-editors of this special issue are Professors Gergely Palla, Hocine Cherifi,  and...
August 03, 2018
On July 31, Center Director, Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a paper titled “Is Crowdcharging Possible?” co-authored by Prof. Eyuphan Bulut and his students at VCU in the session of future directions of networking at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018) in Hangzhou, China. The paper focuses on the main bottleneck for smartphones...
August 03, 2018
On July 30, Center Director, Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited paper titled “Interaction Patterns in a Multilayer Social Network” co-authored Ashwin Bahulkar at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018) in Hangzhou,China. The paper studies the interaction patterns among university students whose interactions are recorded in an...
August 03, 2018
On July 30, Center Director, Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski was a member of the panel moderated by Professor Mani Srivatsa of UCLA at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018) in Hangzhou,China. The panel focused on Research Challenges on Networks in Social Spaces. The panel discuss opportunities and challenges that arise from the ubiquity of...
June 22, 2018
Abstract: Storing and Processing Data from IoT Smart Devices  The information technologies are one of the most dynamically growing branches of modern technology. Advances in wireless networks, transporting and processing data technologies, and monitoring and analyzing obtained information solve, but at the same time create, many research problems. The last decade witnessed...
May 26, 2018
On May 23, Kshiteesh Hegde defended a Computer Science Ph.D. thesis entitled "Applications of Deep Network Signatures to Subgraph Classification, Quantification of Network Structure and Topologically Heterogeneous Node Classification," supervised by NeST Professor Malik Magdon-Ismail. The thesis responses to the need for new tools and methods to effectively and efficiently make use...
May 04, 2018
An article entitled "Dual-regularized one-class collaborative filtering with implicit feedback," by Yuan Yao, Hanghang Tong, Guo Yan, Feng Xu, Xiang Zhang, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Jian Lu, appeared on line first in World Wide Web, Special Issue on Geo-Social Computing, vol. 21. On May 1, 2018. The article focuses on collaborative filtering that plays a central role in many...
April 18, 2018
Professor David Skillicorn Queen’s University of Kingston, Canada, presented a joint NEST and Computer Science Department seminar entitled: "Enriching Social Network Analysis for Adversarial Settings" hosted by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski on April 17, 2017. The talk focuses on adversarial aspects of human interactions. Although each individual thinks that the decision to form a link...
April 05, 2018
Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented Distinguished Lecture on “Failures, Dynamics, Evolution and Control of the Global Risk Network” prepared in collaboration with Xiang Niu, Noemi Derzsy, Alaa Moussawi, Jianxi Gao and Gyorgy Korniss at the Institute for System Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. In the talk, we study the global risks network defined by World...
April 04, 2018
Alaa Moussawi presented a poster "Evolution and Control in the Global Risk Network," by Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss, Jianxi Gao, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 11th Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) Conference in Joint Base Andrews in Clinton, MD. The conference held on April 3-4, 2018, focused on a question "A Utopian or Dystopian Future, or Meddling...
March 28, 2018
A paper entitled "Peer-to-peer lending and bias in crowd decision-making" by Pramesh Singh, Jayaram Uparna, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Emoke-Agnes Horvat, Boleslaw Szymanski, Gyorgy Korniss, Jonathan Z. Bakdash, and Brian Uzzi has been published today in PLoS One journal, 13(3):e0193007. Peer-to-peer lending is hypothesized to help equalize economic opportunities for the world's...
March 28, 2018
Today, Alaa Moussawi defended a Physics Ph.D. thesis entitled "Failure Mitigation, Vulnerability Detection and Persistence of Network Flows in Complex Systems," supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski. The thesis focuses on complex systems that arise in many environments, and can be useful in modeling many aspects of physical and social systems. The...
March 20, 2018
Professor Sergio Pequito from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering presented the Computer Science and NEST Center seminar entitled: "A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Complex Networks," hosted by Professor Boleslaw K. Szymanski. The talk describes the control network design that consists mainly of two steps: input/output...