Generative Modeling of Human Behavior and Social Interactions Using Abductive Analysis


Abduction is an inference approach that uses data and observations to identify plausible (and preferably, best) explanations for phenomena. Applications of abduction (e.g., robotics, genetics, image understanding) have largely been devoid of human behavior.… Read the rest

Seniors’ usage of mobile social network sites

Seniors’ usage of mobile social network sites: Applying theories of innovation diffusion and uses and gratifications

Myung Ja Kim, Choong-Ki Lee, Noshir S. Contractor

Abstract: Seniors are substantial users of mobile devices to communicate and participate in mobile social network sites (MSNS) to interact, but there has been little theoretically based understanding of what motivates seniors’ use of MSNS for tourism.

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IIT Madras to collaborate with Northwestern University for research in data science

From the Economic Times:

Sreeradha Basu Aug 14, 2018, 03.39 PM IST

IIT Madras has tied up with Northwestern University, US, for carrying out broad-based research collaboration in data science, web science, network science and computational social science.

The institutes signed an MoU recently to launch a joint project on the development of features for three web-based software platforms that focus on network-based approaches to facilitate team assembly and processes.… Read the rest

Research Lab Manager Position

The SONIC research group and ATLAS laboratory at Northwestern University invite applications for a research lab manager to support lab directors Noshir Contractor (SONIC) and Leslie DeChurch (ATLAS) on administrative and operational aspects of their research portfolios.

The lab manager will be responsible for supporting a variety of lab operations, including reporting and compliance requirements, communication of findings through digital displays and online materials, and organization and updating of research materials and files.… Read the rest

Esther Sackett – December 7, 2pm

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.… Read the rest