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SONIC students and Noshir presenting at INGRoup 2017 in Saint Louis

20
Jul

On July 20-22, SONIC doctoral candidate Jackie Ng, SONIC alum visiting researcher Julija Mell, and ATLAS doctoral students Ashley Niler and Lindsay Larson will present at the 12th Annual INGRoup Conference, held in Saint Louis, Missouri. You can see their talks’ details by following the link to INGRoup 2017 Presentations. Noshir Contractor is a panelist on “Sources of Data for Capturing Group Processes and Emergence” at 2017 INGRoup Doctoral Consortium, held on July 20th.  

SONIC papers presented at the 1st NASN Conference in DC

19
Jul

Four SONIC papers were presented at the 1st North America Social Networks (NASN) Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), held on July 26th, 2017 – July 30th, 2017 in DC, USA. Title: “Cultivating the Conference Culture: The Role of Diversity in Interdisciplinary Meetings” by Zachary Gibson, Gabriella Anton, Wouter Vermeer, Diego Gómez-Zará, Connor Bain, Leslie Dechurch, Uri Wilensky and Noshir Contractor Title: “Coevolution of interpersonal perceptions and team structure in long-duration space exploration missions” by Igor Zakhlebin, Alla Vinokhodova, Vadim Gushin, Suzanne Bell, Leslie Dechurch and Noshir Contractor. Title: “The Role of Brokers in Academic Network Building” by Diego Gomez-Zara, Wouter Vermeer, Zachary Gibson, Connor Bain, Gabriella Anton, Leslie Dechurch, Uri Wilensky and Noshir Contractor. Title: “Structured Text Analysis for Evaluating Shared Cognition” by Michael Schultz, Leslie Dechurch and Noshir Contractor.

Noshir Contractor is on the organizing committee and a chair at IC2S2 2017 in Cologne, Germany

12
Jul

This July 10-13 Noshir is attending the 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science, IC2S2 2017 in Cologne, Germany.  He is on the organizing committee of this conference and is also one of the four chairs. On Wednesday, July 12 Pj Lamberson presents a paper co-authored with Noshir, John Lang, Leslie DeChurch, Brian Uzzi in a Session on Collaboration and Communities. The title of the talk is “Sharing Strategies: Optimal networks for team collaboration and problem solving.” #IC2S2

Igor Zakhlebin presents a talk at JuliaCon 2017

08
Jul

SONIC graduate student, Igor Zakhlebin, has presented at 4th annual Julia developers conference (JuliaCon 2017) held in Berkeley, California on June 20-24. His talk introduced a new network analysis package for Julia language (Junet.jl) that is being developed by him. The talk page: http://juliacon.org/2017/talks#lightning-23.

Diego Gomez-Zara will attend the Web Science Summer School 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia

03
Jul

Between July 1st-8th, Diego Gomez-Zara, graduate student at SONIC Lab, will attend the upcoming WSTNet Web Science Summer School in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is going to present his work “Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges.”

Diego Gomez-Zara will attend the Web Science Summer School 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia

03
Jul

Between July 1st-8th, Diego Gomez-Zara, graduate student at SONIC Lab, will attend the upcoming WSTNet Web Science Summer School in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is going to present his work “Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges.”

Diego Gomez-Zara will present an ERGMs workshop at SocVis

03
Jul

On August 12th, SONIC’s Ph.D. student Diego Gómez-Zará is going to conduct a workshop to the group SocVis, at the Universidad Católica’s Department of Computer Science, Santiago, Chile. He is going to teach Exponential Random Graphs Models (ERGM), a technique for the statistical modeling of social networks.

Noshir will address the Web Science Summer School 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia

27
Jun

On July 1st Noshir Contractor, a cofounder of Web Science Trust, will present at the upcoming WSTNet Web Science Summer School in St. Petersburg, Russia. The title of his keynote address is “Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges.”   Learn more about Web Science Summer School 2017 and its keynotes and speakers here.  

Noshir Contractor participates on a panel at the Digital Innovation Networks Forum

26
Jun

On June 27th Noshir Contractor will take part in a one-day Digital Innovation Networks Forum organized by FIRE – Future Internet Research & Experimentation initiative in Brussels, Belgium. He will be participating in a panel titled “How does the process of innovation need to change as a consequence of increased digitisation and connectivity?” This is a live panel debate bringing together experts from around the world (US, Europe), moderated by Michael Boniface (IT Innovation, FIRE Study). Noshir will present on “The impact of technology affordances on engendering innovation in multidimensional knowledge networks at scale.”

Marlon Twyman presents two posters at NetSci 2017

23
Jun

SONIC graduate student, Marlon Twyman, presented two posters at the International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci) 2017 held in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 19-23, 2017. One poster explores the integration of shared cognition, dynamic task networks, and agent-based modeling when studying collaboration within astronaut teams. The other poster investigates the performance of organizations when using various search strategies to find members of problem-solving teams. Poster Citations: Marlon Twyman, Leslie DeChurch, & Noshir Contractor. Using a Network Approach for Modeling Shared Cognition of Astronaut Teams. NetSci 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 19-23, 2017. Twyman, M., Ma, L., Srivatsa, M., Cansever, D., & Contractor, N. Searching Networks to Assemble Teams. NetSci 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 19-23, 2017. Marlon Twyman,  Liang Ma, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Derya Cansever, & Noshir Contractor. Searching Networks to Assemble Teams. NetSci 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 19-23, 2017.