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 data acquisition (SCADA) systems, or power generation and distribution systems. One
research conclusion is that hardening individual components of such networks indiscriminately can actually lead to an overall decrease in the resilience of
the network as a result of higher order cascade (domino) effects. Such research also provides insights for efficient and cost-effective ways to protect
networks against WMD effects. For details see http://dtra.mil/research/ta2-success-stories/ta2-success-story-1

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/