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.
SONIC Lab presented at Academy of Management 2018
On August 11-14, Professor Noshir Contractor and SONIC Alumna Jacqueline Ng presented at the 2018 Academy of Management Conference held in Chicago, Illinois.
Contractor, N. S.
Some Assembly Required: Teaming in the 21st Century.
Paper presented at the Innovations in Teaching Teamwork PDW Workshop
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IIT Madras to collaborate with Northwestern University for research in data science
From the Economic Times:
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
Aaron M. Schecter receives the J. Richard Hackman Award at INGRoup 2018
Aaron M. Schecter, SONIC alumnus and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, received the 2018 J. Richard Hackman Award for his Ph.D. dissertation at INGroup 2018. The conference recognizes recent graduate students whose dissertation shows the greatest potential to advance the study of groups.… 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
SONIC Lab presented at INGRoup 2018
On July 19-21, Professor Noshir Contractor, the SONIC doctoral students Diego Gómez-Zará and Brennan Antone, and the SONIC Research Assistant Professor Alina Lungeanu presented at the 13th Annual INGRoup Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland.
Larson, L., Gokhman, I., DeChurch, L. A, Bell, S., & Contractor, N.… Read the rest
Koustav Rudra attended SIGIR 2018 Conference
Koustav Rudra presented his work on “Identifying Sub-events and Summarizing Disaster-Related Information from Microblogs” in The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. The conference was held at Ann Arbor, Michigan from 8th to 12th July, 2018.… Read the rest
Multidimensional Understanding of Tie Strength
An article “The weakness of tie strength” in the current issue of Social Networks unpacked three elements related to the strength of ties: capacity, frequency, and redundancy. The case with an email network shows that the three elements are not highly correlated and are likely to reflect different dimensions of ties.… Read the rest
Kyosuke Tanaka and Diego Gómez-Zará attend SICSS Chicago 2018
The SONIC Ph.D. students, Kyouske Tanaka and Diego Gómez-Zará, participated at the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, in Chicago. The purpose of the Summer Institute was to bring together graduate students and early career researchers in both social science and data science.… Read the rest