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...
March 19, 2018
Dr. Fregolent presented a talk on the advent of online social networks as major communication platforms for the exchange of information and opinions is having a significant impact on our lives by facilitating the sharing of ideas. Through networks such as Twitter and Facebook, users are exposed daily to a large number of transmissible pieces of information that compete to attain...
March 15, 2018
Prof. Toroczkai discussed Jaynes’s maximum entropy method that provides a family of principled models that allow the prediction of a system’s properties as constrained by empirical data (observables). However, their use is often hindered by the degeneracy problem characterized by spontaneous symmetry breaking, where predictions fail. In the talk Prof. Toroczkai showed that...
March 07, 2018
Alaa Mousawi presented today a talk on "CARP Model for Multi-Risk Dynamics" authored by him, Xiang Niu, Noemi Derzsy, Xin Lin, Gyorgy Korniss, Boleslaw K. Szymanski at APS March Meeting 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Surprisingly little is known about how risk materializations in distinct domains influence each other. We present an approach in which expert assessments of likelihoods and...
March 06, 2018
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...
February 25, 2018
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...