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 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
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 ( 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...
February 09, 2017
On February 8, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Cognitive Sciences at RPI. Prof. Szymanski discussed ties in social networks that are often represented as unweighted solid lines. Yet, human social interactions are driven by temporary events such as meeting...
February 03, 2017
The paper is available on Scientific Report site and at The authors study the effect of making commitment variable has on the dynamics of the system. Committed nodes are assigned a commitment strength, w, defining their willingness to lose (in waning), gain (for increasing) or both (in variable) commitment to an opinion.
December 21, 2016
Prof. Eyuphan Bulut of VCU and former member of SCNARC and Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski of SCNARC wrote a paper on Mobile Energy Sharing through Power Buddies that was accepted for presentation at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 19-22, 2017, San Francisco, CA and publication in conference proceedings by IEEE Press.
November 22, 2016
Buster Holzbauer of Computer Science Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski and titled "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior".  The public defense took place on November 22, 2016.
November 17, 2016
William Pickering of Math Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Chjan Lim and titled "Solution of Urn Models by Generating Functions with Applications to Social, Physical, Biological, and Network Sciences". The public defense took place on November 10, 2016.
November 17, 2016
Dr. Bruno Goncalves of New York University presented a SCNARC seminar titled "Information Diffusion On and Off Line" on October 20, 2016.