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 17, 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...
August 03, 2018
On July 31, Center Director, Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a paper titled “Is Crowdcharging Possible?” co-authored by Prof. Eyuphan Bulut and his students at VCU in the session of future directions of networking at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018) in Hangzhou, China. The paper focuses on the main bottleneck for smartphones...
August 03, 2018
On July 30, Center Director, Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited paper titled “Interaction Patterns in a Multilayer Social Network” co-authored Ashwin Bahulkar at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018) in Hangzhou,China. The paper studies the interaction patterns among university students whose interactions are recorded in an...
August 03, 2018
On July 30, Center Director, Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski was a member of the panel moderated by Professor Mani Srivatsa of UCLA at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018) in Hangzhou,China. The panel focused on Research Challenges on Networks in Social Spaces. The panel discuss opportunities and challenges that arise from the ubiquity of...
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...