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Jacqueline Ng and Diego Gómez-Zará presented at the ATLAS’s Teams Research Incubator Weekend


Jacqueline Ng, Ph.D. candidate, and Diego Gómez-Zará, Ph.D. student, presented their current research at the ATLAS’s Teams Research Incubator for doctoral students and junior faculty, in Evanston, IL On March 17th, Jacqueline presented “Information sharing in online teams: How information processing interventions affect team discussions” in a session titled “Multilevel Perspectives on Teams.” Then, on March 18th, Diego presented his work on team recommender systems: “Social Cognition and Team Assembly: Competence, Warmth, or Embeddedness.” The session was titled “Perceptions & Teams.”

SONIC’s paper published in Communication Methods and Measures


A paper co-authored by SONIC’s Alina Lungeanu, Noshir Contractor, ATLAS’ Leslie DeChurch, and UGA’s Dorothy Carter was published in the journal Communication Methods and Measures. Lungeanu, A., Carter, D. R., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018). How Team Interlock Ecosystems Shape the Assembly of Scientific Teams: A Hypergraph Approach. Communication Methods and Measures, 1-25.

SONIC presents at the Organizational Science Winter Conference in Utah


SONIC members, Jacqueline Ng and Noshir Contractor, are coauthors along with Leslie DeChurch (ATLAS, Northwestern) and Paul Leonardi (UCSB) of “The Sociomateriality of Teamwork”  presented at the Organizational Science Winter Conference on the theme “Technology and the Modern Organization” on March 2nd, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

SONIC hosts a Relational Event Modeling research incubator


SONIC hosted a Relational Event Modeling research incubator on Feb 23rd and Feb 24th where 10 researchers from the US Army Research Lab, Stanford, University of Georgia, Purdue and Northwestern discussed how recent advances in relational event modeling can be leveraged to address their research questions and how novel research questions can in turn prompt methodological advances in relational event modeling.

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


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


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


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.    

Diego Gómez-Zará presents at Kellogg Enlace


On January 30th, 2018, the Ph.D. Student Diego Gómez-Zará presented at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This talk was organized by the program ENLACE Diego’s talk was titled “The Role of Social Movements in Twitter: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement”. He presented the current role of organizations in social media. In the digital era, organizations have become active actors, where they must motivate, interact, and engage with their audiences permanently.

Noshir Contractor attends an SBS Decadal Workshop on Workforce Development


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


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.