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
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...
March 07, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Z. Bakdash is the Scientist at the Human Research and Experimentation Division of ARL at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MA. Dr. Bakdash's talk on Human Machine Collaboration (also called Human Computer Collaboration and Human Agent Teaming) is a long-term R&D strategy and end-goal for the Department of Defense. In effective Human Machine Collaboration, the...
March 03, 2017
The talk describes two robust algorithms for community detection. The first targets communities arising in biological functions carried out by groups of interacting molecules, cells or tissues. These communities may overlap when biological components are involved in multiple functions. Moreover, they may be unstable because traditional methods are sensitive to noise and parameter...
February 27, 2017
The link to the announcement is http://www.springeropen.com/p/applied-network The direct link to the highlighted paper on Supporting novel biomedical research via multilayer collaboration networks by Konstantin Kuzmin, Xiaoyan Lu, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Juntao Zhuang, Chris Gaiteri, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski is http://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/track/pdf/10.1007/s41109-016-...
February 27, 2017
The PPAM 2017 conference, twelfth in a series, will cover topics in parallel and distributed computing, including theory and applications, as well as applied mathematics. The focus will be on models, algorithms, and software tools which facilitate efficient and convenient utilization of modern parallel and distributed computing architectures, as well as on large-scale applications...
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...