November 04, 2015
A paper on Social consensus and tipping points with opinion inertia by C. Doyle, S. Sreenivasan, B. K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, appeared on line in Physica A 443 February 2016, pp. 316-323. http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/dssk2014_v9.pdf
November 04, 2015
A perspective on "How to Solve the Tragedy of the Commons?", co-authored by Boleslaw Szymanski has been published in Collective Behavior, From Cells to Societies, Chapter 7, NAKFI Conference, 2014, by the National Academies Press, October, 2015.
November 03, 2015
James A. Hendler, a PI in IPAN and QoI Thrusts of NS CTA, and member of the NeST Center at RPI has been appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC). The HSSTAC provides scientific and technical advice to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for Science and Technology on...
October 21, 2015
NeST Center, together with Stanford University and Singapore Nanyang Technological University were selected by the European Union as world class partners for the Renoir Project which funds a consortium of European universities to build excellence in information dynamics. The aim of the project is to treat the vast complexity of such information dynamics in social systems by...
October 19, 2015
On October 19, 2015 the Center Director, Prof. Szymanski moderated a panel at the The First International Workshop on Social Sensing at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems, held in Dallas, TX, USA. The panel addressed the following challenges/questions: (i) what are the basic social and cognitive challenges in Social Sensing, (ii) in what way...
October 19, 2015
Social sensing has emerged as a new paradigm for collecting sensory measurements by means of "crowd-sourcing" sensory data collection tasks to a human population. Humans can act as sensor carriers (e.g., carrying GPS devices that share location data), sensor operators (e.g., taking pictures with smart phones), or as sensors themselves (e.g., sharing their observations on Twitter)....
September 17, 2015
At the Annual Fall Meeting on September 17, 2015, the Center Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski has been recognized by the ARL International Technology Alliance (ITA) as the author of the most journal publications among all ITA researchers since the ITA inception in May 2006.
September 07, 2015
Center Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a keynote on "Parallel Processing for Large Scale Community Detection in Social and Bio-Medical Networks" at the 11th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, PPAM 2015 in Krakow, Poland, on September 7, 2015. More information available at http://ppam.pl/
August 27, 2015
Center Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a keynote on "Network Analysis for Life-Sciences: Speakeasy and Synergy Projects" based on collaboration of SCNARC with Rush University Medical School at the Colloquium on Analysis of Networks and Its Future Technologies, Fiocruz and University of Brasilia, Brazil, on August 27, 2015. The keynote benefited from contributions from...
August 11, 2015
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski is a Keynote speaker at the CINET Workshop held in parallel at Virginia Tech and SUNY Albany.  For more details see https://www.vbi.vt.edu/news-and-events/press-releases-view/call-for-participants-cinet-workshop
June 29, 2015
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski was a keynote speaker at the Digital Ecosystems Conference at the University of Warsaw, Poland on June 29, 2015. This multidisciplinary conference had three diverse Keynotes. A political scientist, prof. Luciano Floridi from Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford talked about the new morphology of power, focusing on social control and power in the...
June 18, 2015
Using data from the World Economic Forum annual assessment of global risks, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a computational quantitative model of global risk network dynamics.  The research was published in Scientific Reports on June 18, 2015, an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature.  The discussion of the results...
June 15, 2015
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited speaker at the 25th Anniversary Granada Seminar from June 15 - 19, 2015, with Dr. Szymanski's talk being presented on June 15, 2015  Physics Meets the Social Sciences: Emergent Cooperative phenomena, from bacterial to human group behavior and talk about Spread of Opinions in Social Networks, the Role of Neutrals.  For more...
June 01, 2015
Ph.D student, Ashwin Bahulkar, won the IBM International Internship for Summer 2015 and will stay from June to August 2015 at the IBM Research Laboratory in Bangalore, India. Ph.D student, Konstantin Kuzmin, won participation in the 2015 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences from June 21-26, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  The school is sponsored...
May 01, 2015
Sibel Adali, professor in the Department of Computer Science, gave an invited talk on May 1-2, 2015 at an invite-only seminar conference, organized by the Social Epistemology group at the Philosophy Department in Northwestern University on the "Nature of Trust". As one of the seven invited talks that made up this conference, Adali’s talk titled "Trust in Socio-Technological...