Northwestern University hosted a one-day workshop for all faculty and students who participated in the 3-university graduate seminar that was co-taught with University of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin during the winter and spring quarter. This workshop took place on June 22, 2016.… Read the rest
SONIC is proud to co-organize the 2nd International conference on Computational Social Science by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
IC2S2 event attendees are granted the option to select to participate in one of our Pre-Sessions, participating in either the Datathon on June 22-23, or the Skills Workshops on June 24.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Anne Xie, for winning second place prize for the Undergrad Research Expo’s Social Sciences & Humanities poster session!
Under the help of Yun Huang‘s feedback, she was granted second place for her “Development of Social Relationships in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games” poster expo.… Read the rest
“Toward a better scientific collaboration success prediction model through the feature space expansion” by Fahimeh Ghasemian, Kamran Zamanifar, Nasser Ghasem-Aqaee, and Noshir Contractor were published in Scientometrics. The article highlights the problem with the prediction of scientific collaboration success based on the previous collaboration of scholars using machine learning techniques is addressed in this study.… Read the rest
Noshir Contractor and colleagues; Wei Chen, Mingxian Wang, Yun Huang and Yan Fu received an Outstanding Contribution Award for being one of ten papers that were rated in the top 5% based on reviewers’ scores. Professor Wei Chen presented the findings of the paper in a Keynote presentation at the 14th International Design Conference.… Read the rest
Noshir Contractor gave the keynote address at the University of Colorado, Denver’s 4th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy, titled “Building and Leveraging Powerful Social Networks”. Click here for a link to the event page.
The Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a place where network leaders gather to learn, share ideas, and develop skills for engaging in the “network way of working.” This 3-day workshop, hosted by the University of Colorado Denver’s Center on Collaborative Governance, is focused on building, managing, and evaluating effective networks.… Read the rest
Noshir Contractor along with collaborators Suzanne Bell (DePaul University) and Leslie DeChurch (currently at Georgia Tech, but soon to be at Northwestern University) have received another grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in order to study the relationship between composition, interpersonal relations, and team effectiveness in space crews.… Read the rest
A team of researchers at Northeastern University, led by famous networks researcher and physicist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, explored how the concept of sustainability can be implemented in network analysis. The researchers approached this idea by defining the concept of control energy or “the amount of effort needed to control real-world complex systems.” They reported that this new metric can be utilized in all kinds of real-world complex systems, such as identifying critical points in online network security systems.… Read the rest