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
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:
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
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
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,
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: has been featured recently at MIT Technology Review, see
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.