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Noshir Contractor Gives Keynote Address at 2016 Web Science Summer School in Koblenz, Germany

Noshir Contractor Gives Keynote Address at 2016 Web Science Summer School in Koblenz, Germany

Noshir Contractor gave a keynote address at the 2016 annual Web Science Summer School held in Koblenz, Germany. Click here for the event page and click here to download slides from the presentation. Abstract: The increased access to big data about social phenomena in general, and network data in particular, has been a windfall... read more »

 

Noshir Contactor Meets with Fellow Web Science Trust Lab Directors in Germany

Noshir Contactor Meets with Fellow Web Science Trust Lab Directors in Germany

WSTNet Lab Directors got together at the start of the Web Science Conference this week in Hannover, Germany. Highlights of the meeting include the election of Steffen Staab as Chair and Pete Burnap as Vice-Chair, planning for this years’ Web Science Summer School at University of Koblenz (30 June to 6 July – #wwsss16),... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor Gives Keynote Address at the University of Colorado, Denver’s 4th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy

Noshir Contractor gave the keynote address at the University of Colorado, Denver’s 4th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy, titled  “Building and Leveraging Powerful Social Networks”. Click here for a link to the event page. Description: The Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a place where network... read more »

 

SONIC Receives Yet Another NASA Grant!

Noshir Contractor along with collaborators Suzanne Bell (DePaul University) and Leslie DeChurch (currently at Georgia Tech, but soon to be at Northwestern University) have received another grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in order to study the relationship between composition, interpersonal... read more »

 

Cutting costs: Sustainability matters even in complex networks

A team of researchers at Northeastern University, led by famous networks researcher and physicist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, explored how the concept of sustainability can be implemented in network analysis. The researchers approached this idea by defining the concept of control energy or “the amount of effort needed to... read more »

 

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Robert Ackland

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Robert Ackland

SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Robert Ackland who will present his talk on Tuesday, April 10th, 2016 at 9:00 AM in Frances Searle Building, Room 3-417. All are welcome to attend. To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Ackland please schedule a time HERE.  Join our Facebook Event HERE. Please contact Eric Forbush with... read more »

 

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Corinne Coen

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Corinne Coen

SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Corinne Coen who will present a talk on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:00 AM in Frances Searle Building, Room 1-483. All are welcome to attend. To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Coen please schedule a time HERE. Please contact Meghan McCarter with any questions or comments. Associate... read more »

 

Jackie Ng Wins First Place in the Northwestern University Computational Research Day Visualization Challenge

Jackie Ng Wins First Place in the Northwestern University Computational Research Day Visualization Challenge

SONIC PhD student Jackie Ng took home the gold in the Northwestern University Computational Research Day Visualization Challenge for her presentation on Nebula, an innovative new tool that uses network science to visualize discussion board threads. For winning first place, Jackie received an NVIDIA GeForce Titan X graphics... read more »

 

En el marco del Programa La UBA para el Siglo XXI, comienza el ciclo de actividades con motivo del 30º aniversario de la creación del Programa de Educación a Distancia UBAXXI, con la conferencia “Potenciando la Ciencia de Redes para abordar los grandes retos sociales”, a cargo del Prof. Noshir Contractor.

En el marco del Programa La UBA para el Siglo XXI, comienza el ciclo de actividades con motivo del 30º aniversario de la creación del Programa de Educación a Distancia UBAXXI, con la conferencia “Potenciando la Ciencia de Redes para abordar los grandes retos sociales”, a cargo del Prof. Noshir Contractor.

El acceso a grandes volúmenes de información sobre los fenómenos sociales en general y sobre la red en particular tiene un valor extraordinario para los científicos sociales. Pero esta apasionante oportunidad debe estar acompañada de la reflexión sobre cómo los big data pueden dar lugar a nuevas teorías y métodos.... read more »

 

Indian Monsoon: Novel approach allows early forecasting

Indian Monsoon: Novel approach allows early forecasting

Scientists from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research used network analysis to predict Indian monsoon timing more accurately and significantly earlier. The new predictions will help farmers in the region decide when to plant their crops. As co-author Jürgen Kurths explains, “On Facebook or Twitter, you can... read more »