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New NASA Grant – Project FUSION

We are very excited to receive a new grant from NASA, on which SONIC’s Noshir Contractor is a Co-Investigator. Project FUSION: Facilitating Unified Systems of Interdependent Organizational Networks Project FUSION was among seven proposals, selected by NASA’s Human Research Program to help answer questions... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor was a plenary speaker at the Collective Intelligence Conference

Noshir Contractor gave a plenary talk in a session titled “Organizing and Organizations” at the Collective Intelligence Conference. CI is the fifth annual interdisciplinary conference dedicated to advancing our understanding of collective intelligence and the workings of groups. The conference took place at... read more »

 

Noshir conducted a workshop at the 2017 SciTS Conference

Noshir Contractor was a lead facilitator of a workshop at the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL, held on June 12-14, 2017. Network Perspectives to Understand and Enable Team Science  Description: In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the basics of social network theories,... read more »

 

Congratulations to Sophia Fu, Michelle Shumate, and Noshir Contractor for a top paper award!

One of the SONIC papers, presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) on May 25-29 in San Diego, CA., received a Top 4 Paper Award in the Organizational Communication Division. Fu, Sophia, Shumate, Michelle, & Contractor, Noshir. Collective Innovation Adoption across Interorganizational... read more »

 

SONIC papers presented at the XXXVII Sunbelt Conference in Beijing, China.

Four SONIC papers were presented at the XXXVII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), held on May 30th, 2017 – June 4th, 2017 in Beijing, China.   Title: Higher Visibility, Better Performance: Peer Pressure Enabled by Enterprise Social Media. Authors: Hui Li (Fudan University),... read more »

 

Nebula – a finalist for the IMS Global Consortium Learning Impact Award

Nebula was selected as a finalist for the IMS Global Consortium Learning Impact Award that was held on May 16-19 2017. Most of the competition was professional educational tech applications. See the full list of Winners of the 2017 Learning Impact Awards here, where Nebula is listed among the 2017 Honorable Mentions. Congratulations... read more »

 

Leslie DeChurch will present at the Mars Mission Social Sciences Workshop

On may 30th, 2017 Leslie DeChurch will present at the Mars Mission Social Sciences Workshop at the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute in Cape Canaveral, FL. The title of her paper, co-authored with Noshir Contractor and Michael Schultz, is SCALE: Shared cognitive architecture for long-term exploration.  read more »

 

SONIC members presenting at the 2017 ICA in San Diego, CA

SONIC members presenting at the 2017 ICA in San Diego, CA

Noshir Contractor and two SONIC graduate students: Diego Gomez Zara, and Zachary Gibson are going to present at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) on May 25-29 in San Diego, CA. One of the papers, co-authored by Noshir Contractor, will be presented at the Top Paper Panel for... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presented at the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences

On May 18, 2017 SONIC Director Noshir Contractor gave a Gerald P. Mohrmann Memorial Lecture on Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. The increased access to big data about social phenomena in general, and network data in particular, has been a windfall for social scientists. But... read more »

 

Brain connectivity dynamics during social interaction reflect social network structure

Ralf Schmälzlea,b, Matthew Brook O’Donnellb , Javier O. Garciac , Christopher N. Casciob , Joseph Bayerd , Danielle S. Bassette,f, Jean M. Vettelc,e,g, and Emily B. Falkb,1 a Department of Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; b Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania,... read more »