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Research networks ‘more important’ for female scientists

Study finds a stronger correlation for women between success and being central to a network Being well connected is more important for women who want to get ahead in science than men, a study suggests. By analyzing how patterns of research collaboration relate to scientific outcomes, US statisticians found that highly cited... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presented in a colloquium at Stanford University, CA

On February 13, 2017 Noshir Contractor presented on Bridging the Boundary, while Minding the Seams: Boundary Propensities in Multiteam Systems in a colloquium held at the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, CA.  read more »

 

An Ivy League professor says there are only three types of friendships we make

Friendship isn’t always as serendipitous as it might feel. Are you a “tight-knitter”, a “compartmentalizer,” or a “sampler”? According to Dartmouth sociology professor Janice McCabe, whose study of the effects of social connections on academic performance was published this month in the journal Contexts, when... read more »

 

SONIC and ATLAS members attended the 2017 NASA Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, TX

SONIC and ATLAS members attended the 2017 NASA Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, TX

SONIC and ATLAS members: eight graduate students, one undergraduate researcher, and two post-doctoral researchers attended the NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, TX from January 23rd – January 26th.   Our team, together with our collaborators at DePaul, was showcasing eleven... read more »

 

SONIC PhD candidate Aaron Schecter and Noshir Contractor presented at the Network Science of Squads Workshop

On Sunday, December 4th, a SONIC PhD candidate Aaron Schecter and Professor Noshir Contractor presented at a workshop titled “The Network Science of Squads“, held in Denton, TX on December 3rd – 5th. An illustration of the relational event model to analyze group interaction processes Abstract A fundamental... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor gives a keynote address at the 3rd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium

On December 1st, 2016, Noshir Contractor presented on Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. The symposium, titled “Understanding social systems via computational approaches and new kinds of data”, took place from November 30 – December 1, 2016 at KOMED im MediaPark,... read more »

 

How Facebook Saw Trump Coming When No One Else Did

How Facebook Saw Trump Coming When No One Else Did

As the electoral map turned crimson this evening, everyone exclaimed that the data and polls had not seen this coming. They were only partly right. At least one overlooked data source had made a very strong suggestion that Donald Trump enjoyed an unquantified current of popular support. Read the full article here    read more »

 

Watch the recorded WebScience@10 – live global birthday party broadcast

TV Channel – WebScience@10  read more »

 

SONIC is celebrating the 10th birthday of Web Science – join us!

SONIC is celebrating the 10th birthday of Web Science – join us!

Please join us in celebrating the 10th birthday of Web Science at Northwestern University – the final stop of a 10-hour web-a-thon that will have spanned the globe from Singapore, Bangalore, Berlin, and London  before landing in Evanston.  read more »

 

Twitter bots “Trumping” during this election

How the Bot-y Politic Influenced This Election: Nearly 20 percent of all election-related tweets come from an army of influential robots. Read the full article here.   Trump’s Twitter Bots Turned Out on Election Day: Throughout the campaign, automated propaganda accounts on Twitter leaned Republican, but that... read more »