May 05, 2017
On May 4, 2917, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia. PA. The talk demonstrates how human cognition impacts influence in social networks. First, we investigate social tie co-evolution in an...
May 05, 2017
Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski was invited to present a keynote talk at the ParSocial 2017: The Second IEEE Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems in Orlando, Florida, on June 1, 2017.
May 05, 2017
RPI News and Communication issued a news release titled "Advancing the Science of Science: Patterns of Changing Research Interest Uncovered" which discusses the paper on this topic recently published in Nature Human Behaviour co-authored by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski. The release is available at the link below.
May 02, 2017
Mr. Juntao Zhuang successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Design and Implementation of the Web Interfaces and Middleware for Synergy Project" on March 30, 2017. The thesis contributes to a novel method for finding potential collaborators in the Synergy project and its underlying multi-layer network formed from the data in the PubMed...
April 28, 2017
Dr. Xin Lin, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Predictability Limit of Cascades in Interconnected Models". In the thesis, Dr. Lin analytically formulated abstract networks consisting of conceptual objects, such as the global risk network and the re propagation model. He also studied a real-world system, which is...
April 21, 2017
Eyuphan Bulut presented the paper entitled "Identifying the Spatial Buddies to Track Lost Items," by Eyuphan Bulut and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens'17) in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 21, 2017. The paper appeared in Proceeding of the Workshop published by the ACM. The authors focus on locating missing or lost objects using RFID...
April 18, 2017
The paper entitled "Balancing Speed and Coverage by Sequential Seeding in Complex Networks," by J. Jankowski, P. Brodka, P. Kazienko, B. K. Szymanski, R. Michalski and T. Kajdanowicz has been published in Scientific Reports 7:891, April 17, 2017. The authors study information spreading in complex networks and introduce a novel approach in which seeds are initiated sequentially....
April 14, 2017
Thanks to the Report from Network Science Workshop held in Arlington, VA in November, 2000, we learned that our center NEST, created jointly with its important part SCNARC in 2009, is the third oldest academic center in the U.S. (together with two other centers created that year) focusing on network science. The report also charts the future of networks science for the next two...
March 29, 2017
The paper entitled, "Assortative Mating: Encounter-Network Topology and the Evolution of Attractiveness" by S. Dipple, T. Jia, T. Caraco, G. Korniss, and B.K. Szymanski has been published in Scientific Reports 7:45107, 2017. The authors model a social-encounter network where linked nodes match for reproduction in a manner depending probabilistically on each node’s...
March 28, 2017
SCNARC Research Assistant, Mr. Ashwin Bahulkar, was selected by IBM for summer internship in IBM Research Center in Zurich, Switzerland in Summer 2017. Mr. Bahulkar is advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski and his Ph.D. thesis focuses on the evolution of social networks.
March 28, 2017
Mr. Partha Mukherjee successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Search Algorithms for Promotion of Novel Biomedical Research" on March 23, 2017. The thesis contributes to a novel method for finding potential collaborators in the Synergy project and its underlying multi-layer network formed from the data in the PubMed database. This...
March 27, 2017
Information spreading in complex networks is often modeled as diffusing information with certain probability from nodes that possess it to their neighbors that do not. Information cascades are triggered when the activation of a set of initial nodes – seeds – results in diffusion to large number of nodes. Here, several novel approaches for seed initiation that replace the commonly...
March 27, 2017
The paper titled "Network analysis to support public health: evolution of collaboration among leishmaniasis researchers", by Ricardo B. Sampaio, Bruna P.F. Fonseca, Ashwin Bahulkar, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was posted on the website of Scientometrics and will appear in an issue vol. 111.  The authors focus on tracking evolution of collaboration amongst researchers on...
March 22, 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...
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...