Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

A Mechanistic Model of Human Network Recall

12
Dec

Recently, Omodei, Brashears, and Arenas published a paper about describing a mechanistic model of human network recall and demonstrate its sufficiency for capturing human recall behavior based on experimental data. They found that human recall is based on accurate recall of a hub of high degree actors and also uses compression heuristics (i.e., schemata simplifying the encoding and recall of social information) for both structural and affective information. The original paper is here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17385-z

SONIC Speaker Series 2017-2018

05
Dec

PDF version of the schedule: SONIC Speaker Series 2017-2018

A manifesto for reproducible science

05
Dec

Improving the reliability and efficiency of scientific research will increase the credibility of the published scientific literature and accelerate discovery. Here we argue for the adoption of measures to optimize key elements of the scientific process: methods, reporting and dissemination, reproducibility, evaluation and incentives. There is some evidence from both simulations and empirical studies supporting the likely effectiveness of these measures, but their broad adoption by researchers, institutions, funders and journals will require iterative evaluation and improvement. We discuss the goals of these measures, and how they can be implemented, in the hope that this will facilitate action toward improving the transparency, reproducibility and efficiency of scientific research. Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-016-0021

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.

Esther Sackett – December 7, 2pm

01
Dec

The SONIC Speaker Series presents Esther Sackett Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Expertise Awareness in Multi-Organizational Collaboration: The Role of Goal Awareness SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Esther Sackett of the Northwestern University. Dr. Sackett will speak on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 2 PM in Frances Searle Building, Room 1-483. Please contact Dr. Michael Schultz with any questions.    Abstract: Multistakeholder alliances typically have dual purposes that are often in tension – 1) pooling knowledge and resources toward a collaborative goal, and 2) engaging in knowledge transfer by leveraging knowledge and resources for each individual organization’s benefit. However, research has also demonstrated that these dual purposes are also quite intertwined, as members’ sustained engagement in the alliance over time depends on the perceived value of participation in terms of meeting their own organization’s needs. Inherent in the structure of multistakeholder alliances and their dual purposes is an implicit assumption: that the distributed expertise in a multistakeholder alliance is available for the pursuit of both collaborative goals and knowledge transfer. However, each of these goals may actually require access to ...

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.