June 30, 2015

Sibel Adali, professor in the Department of Computer Science, gave an invited talk at an invite-only seminar conference, organized by the Social Epistemology group at the Philosophy Department in Northwestern University on the "Nature of Trust". As one of the seven invited talks that made up this conference, Adali’s talk titled "Trust in Socio-Technological Networks: Why Context Matters" concentrated on the how the different situational considerations determine to which degree a person will rely on the competence or the trustworthiness of the sources and the credibility of information in trust decisions. The talk and the conference were attended by an interdisciplinary group of researchers from fields that included philosophy, psychology, sociology, history and computer science. The conference was the third in a series of four funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation on topics within Social Epistemology. See more at: http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/community/sawyer-seminar/events.html.

June 25, 2015
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski is a Keynote speaker at the CINET Workshop held in parallel at Virginia Tech and SUNY Albany.  For more details see https://www.vbi.vt.edu/news-and-events/press-releases-view/call-for-participants-cinet-workshop
June 18, 2015
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski is a keynote speaker at the Digital Ecosystems Conference at DELab, University of Warsaw, Poland.  The conference focuses on 'digital ecosystem' as the starting point of analysis for new interdisciplinary approaches, both theoretical and applied to designing contemporary environments for work, economy, science, culture, politics, to economic, social...
June 15, 2015
Using data from the World Economic Forum annual assessment of global risks, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a computational quantitative model of global risk network dynamics.  The research was published in Scientific Reports on June 18, 2015, an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature.  The discussion of the results...
June 10, 2015
Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski presented an invited talk at the 25th Anniversary Granada Seminar.  Physics Meets the Social Sciences: Emergent Cooperative phenomena, from bacterial to human group behavior and talk about Spread of Opinions in Social Networks, the Role of Neutrals.  For more details see http://ergodic.ugr.es/cp/
June 01, 2015
Ph.D student, Ashwin Bahulkar, won the IBM International Internship for Summer 2015 and will stay from June to August 2015 at the IBM Research Laboratory in Bangalore, India. Ph.D student, Konstantin Kuzmin, won participation in the 2015 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences from June 21-26, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  The school is sponsored...
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...