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...
November 16, 2014
November 12-14. Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski participated in National Academies and Keck Foundation Future Research Conference on Collective Behavior in Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, Irvine, CA. The organizers stated the following motivation for this by-invitation only meeting: "Many challenges of today’s world involve sociality...
November 11, 2014
Mr. Ferenc Molnar successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS: APPLICATIONS TO POPULATION DYNAMICS AND NETWORKS". His work has been supported by SCNARC and supervised by Professors Gyorgy Korniss, Boleslaw Szymanski of RPI and the biologist Tom Caraco of SUNY Albany. His thesis is available at the following link http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~...
November 02, 2014
Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an Opening Keynote Talk titled Failure Dynamics in the Global Risk Network at the 29th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Krakow, Poland, 27th October, 2014. For more information see: https://projekty.iitis.pl/keynote-talks
October 09, 2014
On September 22, 2014 Defense Threat Reduction Agency announced its success stories including Reducing Unintended Collateral Damage in Military Operations: Professors Gyorgy Kornis and Boleslaw Szymanski from NeST/SCNARC have developed techniques to show an anticipated outage as it cascades through large-scale infrastructure networks such as communications, supervisory control and...
October 09, 2014
On September 22, 2014, Mr. Tommy Nguyen successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Proximity, Interactions, and Communities in Social Networks: Properties and Applications". His work has been supported by SCNARC and supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski of RPI.
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/