June 07, 2017
Dr. Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Research Assistant in the Center, advised by Prof. Gyorgy Korniss and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, defended his Ph.D. thesis in Physics titled "The Impact of Heterogeneity in Thresholds of Opinion Dynamics and in Crowd Decision-Making". In the thesis, Dr. Karampourniotis analyzed how recent global events and their poor predictability are often...
June 05, 2017
On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented  the keynote entitled "Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), part of the IPDPS2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The keynote focused on challenges of parallelization of community...
June 04, 2017
The paper entitled "Information Cascades in Feed-based Networks of Users with Limited Attention," by Sameet Sreenivasan, Kevin S. Chan, Ananthram Swami, Gyorgy Korniss, and Boleslaw Szymanski was published by the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 4(2):120-128. The paper focuses on a model of information cascades on feed-based networks, taking into account the...
June 03, 2017
On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Xiauyan Lu presented a paper entitled "Predicting Viral News Events in Online Media" authored by himself and Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski at the IEEE Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems (ParSocial 2017), and published in Proc. IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, Orlando, Florida, pp....
May 22, 2017
During the 211th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony the following students supported by the Center received graduate degrees: • Dr. Herbert Holzbauer (December, 2016), Ph.D. in Computer Science, advisor Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski, thesis title: "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior," Dr. Holzbauer joined the The Department of Computer...
May 04, 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 04, 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...