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A Mechanistic Model of Human Network Recall

Recently, Omodei, Brashears, and Arenas published a paper about describing a mechanistic model of human network recall and demonstrate its sufficiency for capturing human recall behavior based on experimental data. They found that human recall is based on accurate recall of a hub of high degree actors and also uses compression... read more »


SONIC Speaker Series 2017-2018

SONIC Speaker Series 2017-2018

PDF version of the schedule: SONIC Speaker Series 2017-2018  read more »


A manifesto for reproducible science

Improving the reliability and efficiency of scientific research will increase the credibility of the published scientific literature and accelerate discovery. Here we argue for the adoption of measures to optimize key elements of the scientific process: methods, reporting and dissemination, reproducibility, evaluation... read more »


Welcome Anirban Mukherjee as a SONIC faculty affiliate

SONIC is pleased to welcome Anirban Mukherjee as a faculty affiliate. Professor Mukherjee is a member of the Faculty at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (marketing area) at Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a research collaborator with SONIC.  read more »


Esther Sackett – December 7, 2pm

Esther Sackett – December 7, 2pm

The SONIC Speaker Series presents Esther Sackett Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Expertise Awareness in Multi-Organizational Collaboration: The Role of Goal Awareness SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Esther Sackett of the Northwestern University. Dr. Sackett will speak on Thursday, December 7th, 2017... read more »


Welcome Alina Lungeanu – Research Assistant Professor

SONIC is pleased to welcome Alina Lungeanu as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and affiliated with SONIC and ATLAS. Alina received a Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior from Northwestern University in 2016 and was a SONIC member during her graduate studies.  read more »


Jackie Ng – a finalist in the INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition

SONIC member and Ph.D candidate in Industrial Engineering & Management Scienes,  Jackie Ng, was selected as one of eight finalists in the INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions available to doctoral students studying organizations. Finalists presented... read more »


SONIC welcomes back Bo Xu, visiting scholar, for a 2-week visit

SONIC is pleased to welcome back Bo Xu, Department of Information Systems, School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, for a 2-week visit (Nov 14th to Nov 28th, 2017).  read more »


Noshir Contractor presents at the ETCPS in Iowa City

On November 15th, 2017, Noshir presented at the Educational Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium organized by ACTNext: the Research, Development and Business Innovation Center at ACT, Iowa City. Noshir’s talk was titled Some Assembly Required: Collaboration in the 21st Century.  read more »


Noshir Contractor presented at the Case Western Interdepartmental Research Seminar

On October 27th, 2017, Noshir gave a talk at the Case Western Weatherhead School of Management’s Interdepartmental Research Seminar (jointly sponsored by Design & Innovation and Organizational Behavior). He presented on Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges.    read more »