February 09, 2017

On February 8, 2017, Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski presented a talk on "Social Networks and Influence through the Prism of Cognition" at the research seminar of the Department of Cognitive Sciences at RPI.  Prof. Szymanski discussed ties in social networks that are often represented as unweighted solid lines.  Yet, human social interactions are driven by temporary events such as meeting and talking to people, exchanging information, or watching the news. Those events leave decaying-in-time traces in the human memory.  The derived from such traces personal perception of the relevant events, rather than events themselves, drives human decisions and social interactions.  This talk described how this perspective helped us to investigate social tie co-evolution in an attribute-rich social network.

February 09, 2017
The paper entitled "Network analysis to support public health:  evolution of collaboration among leishmaniasis researchers, "Richardo B. Sampaio, Bruna P.F. Fonseca, Ashwin Bahulkar and Boleslaw K. Szymanski has been accepted for publication in Scientometrics, 23, 2017.  The present work focuses on tracking evolution of collaboration among researchers on leishmaniasis, a...
February 03, 2017
The paper entitled "The impact of variable commitment in the Naming Game on consensus formation," by  Xiang Niu, Casey Doyle, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski  has been published in Scientific Reports 7, 41750, 2017 doi: 10.1038/srep41750. The paper is available on Scientific Report site and at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/srep41750.pdf. The authors...
December 21, 2016
Prof. Eyuphan Bulut of VCU and former member of SCNARC and Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski of SCNARC wrote a paper on Mobile Energy Sharing through Power Buddies that was accepted for presentation at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 19-22, 2017, San Francisco, CA and publication in conference proceedings by IEEE Press.
November 22, 2016
Buster Holzbauer of Computer Science Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski and titled "How Embedding of Social Ties in Space Impacts Human Behavior".  The public defense took place on November 22, 2016.
November 17, 2016
The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of network science defined broadly as the study of general network processes and network structure..More details at the link below
November 17, 2016
William Pickering of Math Department defended a Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Chjan Lim and titled "Solution of Urn Models by Generating Functions with Applications to Social, Physical, Biological, and Network Sciences". The public defense took place on November 10, 2016.