February 17, 2019
The paper generalizes inference algorithms to search not only for assortative communities but also for disassortative clustering. The maximization of generalized modularity performs well on networks in which the members of all communities are statistically indistinguishable from each other. However, there is no theory defining the maximization performance in more realistic networks...
January 11, 2019
A paper titled "Opinion Formation Threshold Estimates from Different Combinations of Social Media Data-Types," co-authored by Derrik E. Asher, Justine Caylor, Casey Doyle, Alexis R. Neigel, G. Korniss, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published in Proc. 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019), Grand Wailea, HI, Jan 8-11, 2019. The paper studies what amount...
January 09, 2019
A paper titled "A Predictive Self-Configuring Simulator for Online Media" co-authored by Tarek Abdelzaher, Yifan Hao, Dongxin Liu, Shengzhong Liu, Huajie Shao, Shuochao Yao, James Flamino and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published in Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, December 9-12, 2018, by IEEE Press. The paper describes the design,...
December 19, 2018
Prof. Shlomo Havlin of Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, presented a joint NEST Center and Computer Science colloquium entitled Cascading Failures and Recovery in Networks of Networks at RPI on December 13, 2018. The event was co-organized by Prof. Jianxi Gao and Boleslaw K. Szymanski of NEST and the Department of Computer Science at RPI. The abstract provided by the speaker...
November 07, 2018
Today, Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented a talk entitled "Finding Efficient Spreaders for Information Diffusion in Social Networks," at the Department of Computer Science a the University of California, Santa Barbara. The talk focuses on recent global events and their poor predictability are often attributed to the complexity of the world event dynamics. In this talk we present...
October 30, 2018
Prof. Petko Bogdanov of University at Albany, SUNY presented a talk entitled "Treating time as a first-class citizen in dynamic graph mining" hosted by Boleslaw Szymanski at the joint colloquium of Department of Computer Science and NEST Center on October 29, 2018. The talk focused on using dynamic graph mining to elucidate the activity of in-network processes in diverse...
October 27, 2018
A paper entitled "Entropy Measures of Human Communication Dynamics," by Marcin Kulisiewicz, Przemyslaw Kazienko, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Radoslaw Michalski was published by Scientific Reports, 8:15697. Oct., 2018, doi::10.1038/s41598-018-3257 within the collaboration supported by the EU Renoir Grant and by the NS CTA program of ARL. The paper focuses on human communication that...
October 25, 2018
The paper entitled "Integrative Analytics for Detecting and Disrupting Transnational Interdependent Criminal Smuggling, Money, and Money-Laundering Networks," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Orkun Baycik, Thomas Sharkey, Yeming Shen, Boleslaw K. Szymanski and William Wallace the Best Paper Award in the Land/Maritime Borders and Critical Infrastructure Protection Track at the 2018 IEEE...
October 18, 2018
Boleslaw K. Szymanski participated an invitational workshop organized by Amazon on October 17 in Seattle titled “All Boats Rise? Social Capital, Promise and Peril” in a session titled “No One is an (I) Land.” At the meeting, Prof. Szymanski discussed increasing polarization of political views in US in the last three decades, measuring tipping points of fraction of committed...
October 14, 2018
The paper entitled "Scalable Prediction of Global Online Media News Virality," by Xiaoyan Lu, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski published in IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 5(3):858-870, Sept. 2018, has been listed by GDELT Bolog at the link below. The GDELT Project supported by Google Jigsaw, monitors the world's broadcast, print, and web news from nearly every corner...
October 12, 2018
Joanna Toruniewska, a RENOIR researcher from Warsaw Technological University in Poland visiting the NEST Center presented a seminar entitled "The new constant of motion for coevolving voter model" hosted by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski on October 11, 2018 The talk focuses on the coevolving voter model in which a topology of the network changes in response to the voter dynamics on...
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....