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
SONIC research graduate, Kyosuke will be traveling to Cambridge, UK for the Complex Networks 2018 conference. A paper by Kyosuke Tanaka and Agnes Horvat, an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Northwestern, has been accepted and will also be included in the conference proceedings.… Read the rest
Diego Gómez-Zará, a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, is going to present at the Center for the Study on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), University of San Andrés. He will present the My Dream Team research project conducted at Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2017.… Read the rest
Cameron DeChurch, a 2018 summer intern, and Noshir Contractor presented their paper titled, “Using Network Science to Discover the Grand Masters of the Florentine Renaissance” at the International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications in Cambridge, UK.… Read the rest
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
Noshir Contractor and Diego Gómez-Zará, MyDreamTeam research assistant, head to Buenos Aires to present, “Some Assembly Required: Organizing in the 21st Century” at the Argentinian Ministry of Modernization of the Nation.… 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
A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied: https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/how-can-social-science-become-more-solutions-oriented… Read the rest
Seniors’ usage of mobile social network sites: Applying theories of innovation diffusion and uses and gratifications
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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.
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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