February 27, 2017
On February 23, 2017, Dr. Piotr Brodka while visiting RPI within the RENOIR project (http://renoirproject.eu/) presented a talk on “Current Challenges in the Area of Spreading Processes in Multilayer Networks”. The spreading processes in complex network and multilayer complex networks are among the fastest developing topics in modern network science. However, joining those two...
February 24, 2017
The authors study the tracking of lost objects through the collaboration among users. They analyze the visit patterns of users at the same locations and develop a metric that quantifies for each user the potential benefit of others in terms of their capability of finding that user’s lost objects. Depending on the predicted benefits, each user’s preference list of other users is...
February 09, 2017
On February 8, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Cognitive Sciences at RPI. Prof. Szymanski discussed ties in social networks that are often represented as unweighted solid lines. Yet, human social interactions are driven by temporary events such as meeting...
February 09, 2017
The present work focuses on tracking evolution of collaboration among researchers on leishmaniasis, a neglected disease associated with poverty. Our results show that network analysis metrics can bring evidence of evolution of collaboration between different research groups within a specific research area and that those areas have subnetworks that influence collaboration structures...
February 03, 2017
The paper is available on Scientific Report site and at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/srep41750.pdf. The authors study the effect of making commitment variable has on the dynamics of the system. Committed nodes are assigned a commitment strength, w, defining their willingness to lose (in waning), gain (for increasing) or both (in variable) commitment to an opinion.
December 21, 2016
Prof. Eyuphan Bulut of VCU and former member of SCNARC and Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski of SCNARC wrote a paper on Mobile Energy Sharing through Power Buddies that was accepted for presentation at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 19-22, 2017, San Francisco, CA and publication in conference proceedings by IEEE Press.
November 22, 2016
Buster Holzbauer of Computer Science Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski and titled "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior".  The public defense took place on November 22, 2016.
November 17, 2016
The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of network science defined broadly as the study of general network processes and network structure. More details at the link below...
November 17, 2016
William Pickering of Math Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Chjan Lim and titled "Solution of Urn Models by Generating Functions with Applications to Social, Physical, Biological, and Network Sciences". The public defense took place on November 10, 2016.
November 17, 2016
Dr. Bruno Goncalves of New York University presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Information Diffusion On and Off Line" on October 20, 2016.
November 17, 2016
Prof. Dunja Mladena and Dr. Gregor Leban of Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Cross-lingual World Events" on October 4, 2016. Prof. Mladena visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from her Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute and Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU...
November 17, 2016
Prof. Janusz Holyst, Warsaw Polytechnic Institute, Poland, presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Detecting and modelling of collective emotions in on-line communities" on September 1, 2016. Prof. Holyst visited SCNARC with a group of scientists from his Laboratory in the Department of Physics. The visit was a part of international collaborative EU Grant, Renoir.
November 17, 2016
A paper titled "Clustering, Prominence and Social Network Analysis on Incomplete Networks," by Kshiteesh Hegde, Malik Magdon-Ismail, Boleslaw Szymanski, and Konstantin Kuzmin has been accepted for publication and will be presented at at the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, Milan, Italy, November 29-December 2, 2016. The proceedings will be...
October 28, 2016
The collaborative paper titled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transaction on. Network Science and Engineering, 4 (2017)
October 28, 2016
The paper titled "Supporting novel biomedical research via multilayer collaboration networks," by Konstantin Kuzmin, Xiaoyan Lu, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Juntao Zhuang, Chris Gaiteri and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted for publication in Springer journal Applied Social Networks 1, 2016. The preprint is available at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/synergy-apns.pdf