November 05, 2012
Authors Hanghang Tong, B. Aditya Prakash, Tina Eliassi-Rad, Michalis Faloutsos, and Christos Faloutsos of the paper titled "Gelling, and Melting, Large Graphs by Edge Manipulation" received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) in Maui, Hawaii in October 2012. Only one such award was given at the conference, and...
October 26, 2012
SCNARC article "Exploiting Friendship Relations for Efficient Routing in Mobile Social Networks", authored by former SCNARC student Eyuphan Bulut and Center Director Boleslaw Szymanski, was selected as a featured article in the December issue of IEEE TPDS.  The article is available for free to all readers at the journal's webpage. Atricle can be found here. The paper is...
October 26, 2012
The American Association of Science, publisher of Science Magazine, organizes yearly conferences covering various topics in science. On February 16, 2013 at the next AAAS meeting, there will be a session titled "Predictibility:From Physical to Data Sciences" involving several SCNARC experts. Laszlo Barabasi from Northeastern University is the organizer of the session, and three NS-...
March 21, 2012
SCNARC researchers are actively participating in the organization of the upcoming NetSci2012 Conference in Evanston. Illinois.  Dr. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and Dr. Brian Uzzi are members of the Organizing Committee, and Dr. Gyorgy Korniss and Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski are the co-Chairs of the Program Committee. More information about the conference is available here.
March 20, 2012
Presentations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2012 given by SCNARC members Dr. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski were discussed in a recent article in ARL News. The full ARL article can be read here.
March 16, 2012
Dr. Pentland's team at MIT won 2 out of 7 categories at South by Southwest for best real-world systems in the categories of News (social context in information diffusion) and in Health (continuous population monitoring.) South by Southwest is currently the world's leading place for startups and .orgs to compete, and the event brings more than 25,000 attendees and 670 competitors....
January 18, 2012
The research on tipping points in social networks done in task S2.2 under Korniss, Szymanski, and Lim continues to attract attention from the media.  Forbe's online issue features an article titled "The Winning Attitude Tipping Point" by Holly Green.  This article shows the relevance of this research to leadership within the social network of an organization by using our...
January 17, 2012
Members of SCNARC Laszlo Barabasi and Boleslaw Szymanski, together with Scott Page from University of Michigan, will present at the invited seminar on Human Dynamics at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 26th, 2012. In addition, Laszlo Barabasi, Alex Pentland, and Boleslaw Szymanski will present at several Ideas Laboratory Sessions at the Faculty Forum at the...
January 10, 2012
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Professor James Hendler was selected as a 2011 Fellow for the American Association of Science (AAAS). Professor Hendler serves as the experimental coordinator of SCNARC.  He is also a senior constellation professor and the head of the Information Technology and Web Science program at RPI.  In addition to being awarded as an AAAS...
October 26, 2011
Professor Boleslaw Szymanski was a plenary opening session speaker at the Future Internet Assembly in Poznan, Poland on October 25, 2011, together with Megan Richards, Director in Information Society and Media DG of European Commission and Johnathan Cave, RAND Europe.  Professor Szymanski's talk was on "Internet-enabled Social Transformation: Social Networks, Crowd-Sourcing...
July 26, 2011
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point...
June 22, 2011
Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned network scientist at Northeastern University, has received the 2011 Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize for his body of research on complex networks in natural, technological and social systems. 

The prize, which includes a $71,800 cash award, is given by the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation, in Turin, Italy.

“Winning the award...
May 16, 2011
Northeastern University researchers are offering a fascinating glimpse into how greater control of complex systems, such as cellular networks and social media, can be achieved by merging the tools of network science and control theory. Albert-László Barabási and Yang-Yu Liu coauthored a paper on the research findings, featured as the cover story in the May 12 issue of the journal...
May 10, 2011
Users reveal a lot about themselves through their social media profiles. Within that, they also provide insights into their personality. In this study, SCNARC researcher Jen Golbeck asked users to take a standard personality test, gathered the public data available on their Facebook profile, and showed that with machine learning techniques it is possible ...
April 28, 2011
SCNARC is co-organizing a conference on market mechanisms. The conference seeks papers devoted to issues that arise in all stages of deploying a market mechanism to solve a problem. This includes, but is not limited to, theoretical and empirical examination of questions such as: Is a market the right mechanism for the problem? What are the externalities involved? What are the...