October 21, 2016
Chapter 4 entitled "The spread of opinions in societies," by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Casey Doyle, Panagiotis Karampourniotis, Pramesh Singh, Gyorgy Korniss, and Jonathan Bakdash, pp. 61-84, was published in the book Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability, edited by Joseph V. Cohn, Sae Schatz, Hannah Freeman,...
October 21, 2016
A paper entitled "Analysis of Link Formation, Persistence and Dissolution in NetSense Data," by Ashwin Bahulkar, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Omar Lizardo, Nitesh Chawla, Yuxiao Dong, and Yang Yang was presented at the 6th International Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Applications in San Francisco, CA, on August 18, 2016. The paper was one of the three nominated for the best...
August 13, 2016
The Center Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an NS CTA Lecture entitled "Optimizing Robustness of Large-Scale Information and Infrastructure Networks" at the ARL, Adelphia, MA on August 9, 2016.
July 28, 2016
A paper entitled "Towards Limited Scale-free Topology with Dynamic Peer Participation," by Xiaoyan Lu, Eyuphan Bulut, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski  has been published in Computer Networks 106, September 2016, pp. 109-121. The paper is available via a link http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/comnet-06-16.pdf
June 27, 2016
Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski was a panelist at the Editor’s Panel with Science, Science Advances, Nature Human Behavior and American Journal of Sociology Editors at the Second International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL on June 25, 2016.
June 27, 2016
Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talked titled: “Opinion Diversity and the Stability of Social Systems: Implications from a Model of Social Influence,” by W. Pickering, B.K. Szymanski, and C. Lim at the Second International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL on June 24, 2016.
June 05, 2016
Congratulations to the following students who received departmental awards: the Hillard B, Huntington Award in physics: Panagiotis Karampourmiotis, advisor Prof. Gyorgy Korniss; the Joaquin B. Diaz Prize in mathematics: William Pickering, advisor Prof. Chjan Lim; the Del and Ruth Karger Dissertation Prize in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Yulia Tyshchuk, advisor Prof. William...
June 04, 2016
The following two talks were presented at the International School and Networks Science Conference, NetSci, a flagship conference of Network Science Society, in Seul, Korea, May 30-June3, 2016: Tao Jia talk on A Simple Model of Research Interest Evolution, co-authors Dashun Wang, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski; Jaroslaw Jankowski talk on Sequential Seeding in Social Networks with the...
June 04, 2016
During the 210th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduation Ceremony the following students received degrees: US Army Col. Thomas Babbitt (May, 2016), Ph.D., advisor Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski, thesis title: "Information Assurance in Resource Constraint Networks," Dr. Babbitt joins the US Military Academy at West Point, NY as Academy Assistant Professor; Hao Li (December 2015),...
June 03, 2016
Prof. Boleslaw K.Szymanski presented an invited DSO talk on "Computational Social Networks," at DARPA, Arlington, VA on May 26, 2016.
June 03, 2016
A paper titled "Analysis of the high-dimensional naming game with committed minorities," by William Pickering, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Chjan Lim has been published in Physical Review E 93(5):052311 May 26, (2016).
June 03, 2016
A paper titled "Competing Effects of Social Balance and Influence," by Pramesh Singh, Sameet Sreenivasan, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Gyorgy Korniss has been published in Physical Review E 93:042306, April 24, (2016).
June 03, 2016
Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented the Douglas Mercer ‘77 Distinguished Lecture on The Rise of Computational Social Networks, in the Electrical, Computer and System Engineering Department of RPI on April 20, 2016.
June 03, 2016
A paper titled "Trust Based Secure Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks," by Thomas Babbitt, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published in Proc. 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), San Francisco, CA, April 10, 2016 pp. 846-851.
June 02, 2016
A paper titled "Social consensus and tipping points with opinion inertia," by C. Doyle, S. Sreenivasan, B. K. Szymanski, G. Korniss has been published in Physica A 443:326-323, February 1 (2016).