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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 »

 

Noshir Contractor and Leslie DeChurch presented at SIOP 2017: Exploring New Frontiers: Building Better Teams on Earth and Beyond

On Friday, April 28th, Noshir and Leslie presented a paper Exploring New Frontiers: Building Better Teams on Earth and Beyond in a symposium at the 2017 SIOP conference in Orlando, Florida. Jacqueline Ng, Brennan Antone, Zachary Gibson, Suzanne T. Bell, Leslie A. DeChurch, Noshir Contractor: Crew Recommender for Effective... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor gave the opening keynote address at the 5th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy

Noshir Contractor gave the opening keynote address at the 5th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy, titled  “Building and Leveraging Powerful Social Networks” on April 26th. The Academy is organized by the Center on Network Science at the University of Colorado, Denver. For more details, see http://bit.ly/NLTA2017.  read more »

 

Welcome back on campus, Noshir!

We welcome back Noshir Contractor to the Northwestern University campus after spending the 2017 Winter Quarter as the Distinguished WTO Visiting Scholar at the Center for Work, Technology, & Organizations (WTO) in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University’s School of Engineering.... read more »

 

SONIC PhD candidate Jackie Ng’s paper judged as one of the best accepted papers at AOM 2017

“Teaming at the Limit: Enhancing Team Effectiveness with Enterprise Social Media Affordances”, a paper written by SONIC lab member, Jackie Ng, in collaboration with Noshir Contractor, Paul Leonardi & Leslie DeChurch, was judged to be one of the best accepted papers (top 10%) in the 2017 Academy of Management... read more »