Diego presents at MESO in Buenos Aires

Diego presents the paper, “How can we assemble better interdisciplinary teams? The ‘My Dream Team’ experience at the Universidad of Buenos Aires” at the MESO Conference titled, “Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentian and America Latina,” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.… Read the rest

Noshir Contractor presents at Inaugural Case Workshop on Digital Innovation

On Thursday, October 18th, Noshir Contractor will present, “Inhaling digital exhaust data from Enterprise Social Media to understand and enable teaming,” a paper with Paul Leonardi (UC Santa Barbara), Leslie DeChurch, and SONIC alum Jackie Ng (Harvard Business School) at The Inaugural Case Workshop on Digital Innovation at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.… Read the rest

Noshir Contractor presents at Amazon

Noshir Contractor presented research on teams going into isolated (space) environments, titled “Social isolation: A challenge in and out of this world.”  at an invitational workshop organized by Amazon on October 17 in Seattle titled “All Boats Rise? Social Capital, Promise and Peril” in a session titled “No One is an (I) Land.”… Read the rest

Welcome! New SONIC Members


Yuanxin Wang is a visiting scholar from Peking University. She will be working on the Enterprise Social Media project, and her research interests include social media, social network analysis, market and media analysis, and user behavior. She graduated from Beijing Normal University with a B.A.… Read the rest


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