March 22, 2017

The paper on
Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution by Tao Jia, Dashun
Wang, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was publisehd in Nature Human Behavior 1(4):0078,
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 evolution. They also develop a
random-walk-based model that accurately reproduces the empirical

October 09, 2014
On September 22, 2014, Mr. Tommy Nguyen successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Proximity, Interactions, and Communities in Social Networks: Properties and Applications". His work has been supported by SCNARC and supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski of RPI.
October 09, 2014
Mr. Pramesh Singh successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Opinion Formation Models in Static and Dynamic Social Networks". His work has been supported by SCNARC and supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski of RPI. His thesis is available at the following link
September 28, 2014
SCNARC and NeST will celebrate it's 5th anniversary on September 28, 2014 and will begin another five years of support from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Over the past five years SCNARC has been supported by over $10 million in grants from ARL and additional support was received from other agencies (ONR, DTRA, ARO, DARPA, IARPA, and NSF). The ARL has elected to exercise the...
August 14, 2014
On August 18, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski moderated a plenary panel on "Influence in social networking and its effective analysis and mining in the era of electronic communication" with  panelists:Garry Robins, University of Melbourne, Australia, Jiabin Zhao, CISCO Inc, USA, Przemysław Kazienko, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, and Xindong Wu, The University of Vermont,...
July 15, 2014
On July 7-11, 2014, Professors Gyorgy Korniss, Chjan Lim and Boleslaw Szymanski organized and led the workshop on Sociophysics at the International Conference on Statistical Physics, SigmaPsi, Rhodos, Greece. The organizers also presented invited talks at the conference. More information see
September 10, 2013
On September 10, 2013 Professor Boleslaw Szymanski presented a keynote on "Influence Spreading and Opinion Dynamics in Social Networks" a the BRICS Countries Congress (BRICS-CCI), Recify, Brazil. For more information,