Noshir Contractor’s paper accepted at ASONAM 2018

Noshir Contractor co-authored a paper titled, “Generative Modeling of Human Behavior and Social Interactions Using Abductive Analysis”, with Yihui Ren, Vanessa Cedeno-Mieles, Zhihao Hu, Xinwei Deng, Abhjijin Adiga, Christopher Barrett, Saliya Ekanayake, Joshua Epstein, Brian Goode, Gizem Korkmaz, Christopher Kuhlman, Dustin Machi, Michael Macy, Madhav Marathe, Naren Ramakrishnan, Sekharipuram Ravi, Parang Saraf and Nathan Self.… Read the rest

Noshir Contractor presents at ICA 2018

Noshir Contractor presents a paper (co-authored with Michael Schultz) titled “Communicating through space and over time” at ICA 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic.


Schultz, M., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Communicating through space and over time. Paper to be presented at the 68th Annual ICA conference, “Voices,” Prague, Czech Republic.… Read the rest

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Sadat Shami

The SONIC Speaker Series presents

N. Sadat Shami

Director, Center for Engagement and Social Analytics IBM

The Application of Social Analytics to Understand and Improve Organizational Outcomes

SONIC Lab is proud to welcome N. Sadat Shami of IBM. Dr. Shami will speak on Monday, February 26th, 2017 at 10 AM in Frances Searle Building, Room 1-483.… Read the rest

Yuan Li successfully defends dissertation on leveraging meta data and topology to infer the role that a node plays in the network

Yuan successfully defended his dissertation titled “Inference in heterogeneous network”.  His research leverages meta data, namely node attributes and dyadic attribute, and topology to infer the role that a node plays in the network.  His committee consisted of Noshir Contractor, Wenxin Jiang, and Bruce Spencer. … Read the rest

Alexandros Nathan successfully defends dissertation on methodological and applied facets of machine learning

Alexandros successfully defends his dissertation titled “Essays in Machine Learning, Social Networks and Marketing”.  He designed novel distributed optimization algorithms and investigated problems that lie at the interface of social networks, and marketing, with an emphasis on customer retention and new product adoption.… Read the rest