September 18, 2018
Dr. Joel Branch defended his Ph.D. thesis "Opportunistic Routing and Middleware Composition for Sensor and Actuator Networks," with Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski in May 2007 and embarked on a distinguished career with IBM Research Laboratory, ESPN, and currently is the Director of Platform Development and AI Architect at Lucd. Dr. Branch is serving as Program Chair of this year ACM...
September 15, 2018
W. E. Messamore in IVN: An Open Platform for Independent and Alternative News (see the link below) wrote an article entitled "Weeks before Midterms, Independents Vastly Outnumber Party Members." The author of the IVN article sees the growing number of independent voters as an important factor in the incoming elections in view of the the Center's research on the role of committed...
September 07, 2018
Recently, the Nature publishers posted a list of the best six papers on scientific careers, which includes a paper entitled “Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution,” by Tao Jia, Dashun Wang and and Boleslaw K. Szymanski published in Nature Human Behavior, 1:0078 (2017). The paper is available at the link below. For the list itself see http://www.nature.com/subjects/...
August 30, 2018
A paper titled “Probing Limits of Information Spread with Sequential Seeding” by Jaroslaw Jankowski, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Przemyslaw Kazienko, Radoslaw Michalski, and Piotr Brodka has been accepted by Scientific Reports on August 26, 2018. The paper studies information spread which propagates with certain probability from nodes just activated to their no activated neighbors....
August 28, 2018
Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a paper titled “Community Detection with Edge Augmentation in Criminal Networks” co-authored by Ashwin Bahulkar, Nail O. Baycik, and Thomas C. Sharkey of RPI at the Social Network Analysis and Application Workshop, a part of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) in Barcelona, Spain...
August 28, 2018
Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a paper titled “Impact of Attributes on Group Formation” co-authored by Ashwin Bahulkar of RPI, Kevin Chan of ARL, and Omar Lizardo of University of Notre Dame at the Social Influence Workshop, a part of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) in Barcelona, Spain, August 28, 2018. The...
August 28, 2018
Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a paper titled “Mining personal media thresholds for opinion dynamics and social influence” co-authored by Casey Doyley, Alex Meandzijay, and Gyorgy Korniss of RPI and Derrik Asher, and Elizabeth Bowman of ARL at the Social Influence Workshop, a part of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining...
August 27, 2018
Dr. Casey Doyle defended his Ph.D. thesis in Physics entitles Introducing Non-Markovian and Empirical Effects into Social Interaction Models supervised jointly by Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski. The excerpt from the abstract is provided here. The thesis focuses on stochastic models of opinion spread used for simulating and predicting the social behaviors of large...
August 20, 2018
Dr. Sue Kase presented a talk on "The Future of Deception: Machine Generated and Manipulated Images, Video, and Audio?" co-authored by Jonathan Bakdash, Char Sample, Monica Rankin, Murat Kantarcioglu, Jennifer Holmes, Erin Zaroukian and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at SocialSens in Orlando, FL, April 17, 2018. The abstract of the talk was published in Proc of the IEEE International...
August 20, 2018
Prof. Przemyslaw Kazienko presented a talk on "CogSNet: Cognition-driven Social Network" co-authored by Radosław Michalski, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Christian Lebiere, Omar Lizardo, and Marcin Kulisiewicz at NetSci Conference, Paris, June, 2018. The talk focuses on viewing human relations as driven by social events - people interact, exchange information, share knowledge and emotions...
August 20, 2018
Panagiotis Karampourniotis presented a talk on "Influence Maximization for Fixed Heterogeneous Thresholds" co-authored by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Gyorgy Korniss at the 9th International Conference on Complex Systems in Cambridge, MA, July 22-27, 2018. The talk focuses on influence Maximization which is a NP-hard problem of selecting the optimal set of influencers in a network....
August 20, 2018
Robert Paluch presented a talk on "Fast and accurate detection of spread source in large complex networks" co-authored by Xiaoyan Lu, Krzysztof Suchecki, Boleslaw Szymanski, Janusz Holyst at the 9th International Conference on Complex Systems in Cambridge, MA, July 22-27, 2018. The talks focuses on spread over complex networks which is a ubiquitous process with increasingly wide...
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...