Author Archive

SONIC members will present at Sunbelt Conference 2018 in June

04
Apr

Social networking to Mars – SONIC and ATLAS members will present two papers at the upcoming Sunbelt conference on June 26 – July 1st in Utrecht, Netherlands. See the details here.

Jackie Ng going to Harvard’s LISH in Fall 2018

23
Mar

SONIC lab member Jackie Ng has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University starting in Fall 2018. Congratulations!

Noshir Contractor delivered a keynote address at the Computational Communication Science conference

21
Feb

Noshir Contractor delivered a keynote titled “Combining Big Data and Conventional Methods” at the Computational Communication Science conference, on February 16th in Hanover, Germany.

SONIC welcomes Cristina Casareale

09
Feb

SONIC welcomes Cristina Casareale, a visiting Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Protection at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy). During her 6 month visit, Cristina will work with SONIC to study the networks among the key players involved in response to the 2012 Costa Concordia maritime disaster.

SONIC will present at the ICA in May 2018

05
Feb

Two SONIC papers will be presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Prague, the Czech Republic on the 24-28 of May 2018. Tanaka, K., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Origins of omission and commission errors in perceptions of group communication networks. Schultz, M., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Communicating through space and over time.   Also, Noshir will participate on a panel titled “Professor as entrepreneur.: opportunities and risk.” The title of his presentation is Why inhaling digital exhaust is taking organizational performance and the science of communication and technology to new highs.    

SONIC-collaborated paper to be presented at the 3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium

05
Feb

A paper, co-authored by Noshir Contractor will be presented at the 3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, to be held on May 10-12th in Chania, Greece. The Symposium theme is “What leaders actually do.” Mesmer-Magnus, J., Niler, A., DeChurch, L.A., & Contractor, N.S. (2018, May). Working and leading the way to Mars: How work affects shared leadership. Paper to be presented at the 3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, Chania, Greece.

Noshir Contractor attends an SBS Decadal Workshop on Workforce Development

25
Jan

On January 24th, 2018, Noshir attended a workshop on Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis, designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security.

SONIC welcomes Kitty Cheung

16
Jan

We are delighted to welcome Kitty Cheung as a post-baccalaureate researcher working with SONIC and ATLAS research groups at Northwestern University. Kitty received her undergrad at Northeastern University where she worked with Professor Brooke Foucault-Welles, a SONIC alum. During her six months with us, Kitty will research how startup teams assemble and how this impacts their future success.

Paper accepted for publication in the journal “Complexity”

10
Jan

A paper co-authored by SONIC’s Yun Huang and Noshir Contractor was accepted for publication in a special issue of the journal Complexity on “Emerging Applications of Complex Networks.” Sha, Z., Huang, Y., Fu, J.S., Wang, M., Fu, Y., Contractor, N., & Chen, W. (in press). A Network-Based Approach to Modeling and Predicting Product Co-Consideration Relations. Special issue of the journal Complexity on “Emerging Applications of Complex Networks.”

SIOP 2018

21
Dec

ATLAS and SONIC had a 100% acceptance on paper submissions to the upcoming SIOP 2018 Conference, held in Chicago on April 19-21. A synopsis of ATLAS & SONIC research at SIOP 2018.