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Welcome Anirban Mukherjee as a SONIC faculty affiliate

01
Dec

SONIC is pleased to welcome Anirban Mukherjee as a faculty affiliate. Professor Mukherjee is a member of the Faculty at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (marketing area) at Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a research collaborator with SONIC.

Welcome Alina Lungeanu – Research Assistant Professor

29
Nov

SONIC is pleased to welcome Alina Lungeanu as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and affiliated with SONIC and ATLAS. Alina received a Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior from Northwestern University in 2016 and was a SONIC member during her graduate studies.

Jackie Ng – a finalist in the INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition

27
Nov

SONIC member and Ph.D candidate in Industrial Engineering & Management Scienes,  Jackie Ng, was selected as one of eight finalists in the INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions available to doctoral students studying organizations. Finalists presented their dissertation proposals during a workshop on Saturday, October 21st to a panel of judges at the 2017 INFORMS annual conference in Houston.  Jackie’s dissertation proposal is titled Social media and their affordances for effective teamwork.

SONIC welcomes back Bo Xu, visiting scholar, for a 2-week visit

20
Nov

SONIC is pleased to welcome back Bo Xu, Department of Information Systems, School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, for a 2-week visit (Nov 14th to Nov 28th, 2017).

Noshir Contractor presents at the ETCPS in Iowa City

15
Nov

On November 15th, 2017, Noshir presented at the Educational Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium organized by ACTNext: the Research, Development and Business Innovation Center at ACT, Iowa City. Noshir’s talk was titled Some Assembly Required: Collaboration in the 21st Century.

Noshir Contractor presented at the Case Western Interdepartmental Research Seminar

15
Nov

On October 27th, 2017, Noshir gave a talk at the Case Western Weatherhead School of Management’s Interdepartmental Research Seminar (jointly sponsored by Design & Innovation and Organizational Behavior). He presented on Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges.  

Noshir Contractor co-chaired a National Academies of Science event

15
Nov

On October 11th, 2017, Noshir co-chaired a National Academies of Science Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Leveraging Advances in Social Network Thinking for National Security.  

Noshir Contractor at ATLC2017: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy

15
Nov

On October 10th, Noshir gave a welcome and plenary talk at the ATLC2017: Atlanta conference on science and innovation policy.

Noshir Contractor gave two lectures as an invited speaker at CCS 2017 in Cancun, Mexico

15
Nov

This September, Noshir Contractor was invited to present at the Conference on Complex Systems 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. On Tuesday, Sept 19th, Noshir presented on Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges ( abstract ) in a session titled “Socio-Ecological Systems (SES) – Social Systems and Human Interactions.” On Wednesday, September 20th, Noshir presented on Can CSS motivate New Theories, Data Sources Methods? ( abstract ) in a session titled “Computational Social Science and Complexity: From Socio-Physics to Data-Driven Research. In memoriam Rosaria Conte.”

Noshir Contractor presented at Sciences Po in Paris, France

30
Oct

On Wednesday, October 18, Noshir presented at the Sciences Po conference organized by the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris, France. The title of his talk was Some assembly required: Leveraging computational social science to understand and enable team assembly.