September 21, 2021
A paper titled "From Data to Complex Network Control of Airline Flight Delays" by Xiang Niu, Chunheng Jiang, Jianxi Gao, Gyorgy Korniss, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been published in Scientific Reports, 11:18715 on September 21, 2021. Many critical complex systems and networks are continuously monitored, creating vast volumes of data describing their dynamics. To understand and...
September 16, 2021
Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski presented an invited talk titled "A Network Generator for Covert Network Structures," at the Panel on Detecting Threatening Behavior, The 9/11 Symposium, Create Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA, September 15, 2021. The talk focused on organizational structures in covert networks, such as criminal or terrorist networks. Their members engage in illegal...
September 01, 2021
The article titled “Creation, Evolution, and Dissolution of Social Groups,” by James Flamino, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Ashwin Bahulkar, Kevin Chan, and Omar Lizardo” appeared today in Scientific Reports, 11, September 1, 2021. The article aims at understanding why people join, stay, or leave social groups that is a central question in the social sciences, including...
August 20, 2021
A paper titled "A partial knowledge of friends of friends speeds social search,: by Amr Elsisy, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Jasmine A. Plum, Miao Qi, Alex Pentland, was published in PLoS ONE 16(8):e0255982 on August 19, 2021. Milgram empirically showed that people knowing only connections to their friends could locate any person in the U.S. in a few steps. Later research showed that a...
August 19, 2021
A paper titled "Nuclear reaction network unveils novel reaction patterns based on stellar energies," by Chunheng Jiang, Boleslaw K Szymanski, Jie Lian, Shlomo Havlin, Jianxi Gao was published in New J. Phys, 23:083035, 2021. Despite the advances in discovering new nuclei, modeling microscopic nuclear structure, nuclear reactors, and stellar nucleosynthesis, we still lack a systemic...
August 06, 2021
Radoslaw Michalski presented a talk titled "Cognition-driven Temporal Social Networks," coauthored by Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Przemyslaw Kazienko, Christian Lebiere, Omar Lizardo, and Marcin Kulisiewicz at the Networks 2021 Conference, remote, on July 6, 2021. The talk focus on human relations are driven by social events - people interact with each other, exchange information, share...
August 05, 2021
Prof. Janusz Hołyst presented an invited talk titled "Multiplicity of social attributes enhances Heider interactions in social triads," coauthored Piotr Górski, Joanna Linczuk, Raissa D’Souza, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Klavdiya Bochenina at the 11th Polish Symposium on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences, FENS2021, remote, July 2, 2021. The talk focuses on Heider Balance Theory...
August 04, 2021
Boleslaw Szymanski presented invited talk titled "From Data to Complex Network Control With Applications to COVID-19 Pandemic and Airline Flight Delays" co-authored by Gyorgy Korniss, Jianxi Gao, Xiang Niu, and Chunheng Jiang from NEST, RPI at the 11th Polish Symposium on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences, FENS2021, online, July 2, 2021. In the talk, we observe that...
August 03, 2021
Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher presented a talk titled "On Polarization Dynamics in the Age of Information Overload," co-authored by Chao Xu, Jinyang Li, Dachun Sun, Ruijie Wang, Jesse Graham, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at Workshop Sens2021 on June 7, 2021 and extended abstract of the talk was published in the Workshop Proceedings of the 15th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social...
July 30, 2021
A paper titled "Interdicting Interdependent Contraband Smuggling, Money and Money Laundering Networks," by Yeming Shen, Thomas C. Sharkey, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and William (Al) Wallace was published in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 74:101068, April 13, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2021.101068. This paper focuses on the problem of interdicting the interdependent...
July 29, 2021
Alexandre Bovet presented a talk titled "Twitter Influencers and Increased Media Polarization during two U.S. Presidential Elections," co-authored by Stuart Feldman, James Flamino, Alessandro Galeazzi, Brendan Cross, Zhenkun Zhou, Matteo Serafino, Hernán A. Makse, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the Political Communication Networks PCNet21 at Networks 2021 Satellite Workshop on ...
July 28, 2021
Amr Elsisy made an oral presentation on "A synthetic network generator for covert network analytics," co-authored by Aamir Mandviwalla, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Thomas Sharkey at Networks'21 Satellite on Communities in Networks on July 1st, 2021. The talk focuses on covert social networks (also known as hidden) networks, such as terrorist or criminal networks. Their structures,...
July 27, 2021
A paper titled "Become a better you: Correlation between the change of research direction and the change of scientific performance," by Xiaoyao Yu, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Tao Jia appeared in Elsevier Journal of Infometrics 15 (3):101193, August, 2021. The paper address an important challenge by exploring how scientists decide their research agenda and the corresponding...
July 27, 2021
Following in footsteps of Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and Guido Cardarelli, Boleslaw Szymanski is the third winner of the 2021 Service Award for his contributions to network science, including being a global strategic leader, fundraiser, and hand-on, on-the-ground  institution builder. The award was announced at the Networks 2021 Conference at the session devoted to reveal awards...
April 19, 2021
Boleslaw Szymanski (NEST, RPI, USA), Hocine Cherifi (Burgundy University, France) and Gergely Palla (Etövös Loránd University, Hungary) chair the Communities in Networks An Online Workshop Satellite of Networks 2021 on July 1, 2021. Community structure is one of the most relevant features encountered in numerous real-world applications of networked systems. Despite the tremendous...