October 09, 2014
Mr. Pramesh Singh successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Opinion Formation Models in Static and Dynamic Social Networks". His work has been supported by SCNARC and supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw Szymanski of RPI. His thesis is available at the following link http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/theses/singh14_v3.pdf
September 28, 2014
SCNARC and NeST will celebrate it's 5th anniversary on September 28, 2014 and will begin another five years of support from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Over the past five years SCNARC has been supported by over $10 million in grants from ARL and additional support was received from other agencies (ONR, DTRA, ARO, DARPA, IARPA, and NSF). The ARL has elected to exercise the...
August 14, 2014
On August 18, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski moderated a plenary panel on "Influence in social networking and its effective analysis and mining in the era of electronic communication" with panelists:Garry Robins, University of Melbourne, Australia, Jiabin Zhao, CISCO Inc, USA, Przemysław Kazienko, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, and Xindong Wu, The University of Vermont,...
July 15, 2014
On July 7-11, 2014, Professors Gyorgy Korniss, Chjan Lim and Boleslaw Szymanski organized and led the workshop on Sociophysics at the International Conference on Statistical Physics, SigmaPsi, Rhodos, Greece. The organizers also presented invited talks at the conference. More information see http://www.sigmaphi.polito.it/
September 10, 2013
On September 10, 2013 Professor Boleslaw Szymanski presented a keynote on "Influence Spreading and Opinion Dynamics in Social Networks" a the BRICS Countries Congress (BRICS-CCI), Recify, Brazil. For more information, http://brics-cci.org/
July 30, 2013
The British/Australian website, The Conversation, published Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski's brief about his collaborative work with the UCSB team on a genotype model of Twitter users. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The professional editorial team works with...
July 11, 2013
The article by Petko Bogdanov, Michael Busch, Jeff Moehlis, Ambuj K. Singh of the University of California Santa Barbara and the Center Director, Boleslaw K. Szymanski on the Social Media Genome: Modeling Individual Topic-Specific Behavior in Social Media (see http: arxiv.org/pdf/1309.0309v1) has been featured recently at MIT Technology Review, see http://www.technologyreview.com/...
May 28, 2013
SCNARC researcher Sibel Adali has published a new book titled "Modeling Trust Context in Networks" in the Springer Briefs series. An often used statement in trust is that it depends on context. This is meant to describe that how much an entity may trust another depends on external conditions, i.e. the context. However, there is little work on explaining what types of conditions are...
March 26, 2013
IEEE approved a new Transactions on Network Science and Engineering to be published starting in 2014. SCNARC Director, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski and the ARL Lead for IRC, Dr. Ananthram Swami have been elected to the Steering Committee of the journal.
March 19, 2013
Atelier, a French website devoted to informing a broad audience on technological innovations important for industries, published an article about the SCNARC community detection algorithm authored by Jierui Xie and Boleslaw Szymanski. The original site in French can be found here, and it's edited Google translation in English here.
February 28, 2013
Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski, the Director of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center at RPI, is an invited speaker at the 4th Workshop on Complex Networks in Berlin, Germany. His talk titled "Impact of Social Networks on Human Mobility and Consensus" will be presented on March 15, 2013. The abstract of this talk is available here.
February 25, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement for Science session with SCNARC speakers was featured in The Economist article that discusses the impact of this research on social sciences. The article is available here.
February 20, 2013
SCNARC members presented at the American Association for Advancement of Science (publisher of Science Magazine) Annual Meeting on the Beauty and Benefits of Science. One of the invited symposiums, titled: "Predictability: From Physical to Data Sciences" was organized by Prof. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, and two of the six invited speakers are also member of SCNARC. Dr. Chaoming Song...
November 12, 2012
Dr. Jim Hendler, head of the Department of Computer Science and senior constellation professor in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been honored with an inaugural Strata Data Innovation Award 2012. The award is given to individuals who have made significant innovations in the data field. More information can be found in the RPI press...
November 05, 2012
Paper by SCNARC graduate student Tommy Ngyuen and Center Director Boleslaw Szymanski titled "Using Location-Based Social Networks to Validate Human Mobility and Relationship Models" received the Best Paper Award at 2012 Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Applications at the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2012....