SONIC News

MDT paper published in Cuadernos.info

This study explores how and why scholars find collaborators using team formation systems. Based on theories of teams and human and social capital, we describe how scholars’ traits and social networks influence their team formation processes. We conducted a field study in Argentina in which 43 scholars used an online platform... read more »

 

More press coverage for Mars Mission Research

More press coverage for Mars Mission Research

 EurekAlert! – “Northwestern study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars.”  The Globe and Mail – “NASA experiments suggest problems lie ahead for astronauts during Mars mission.”  Science Daily – “Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed.”   The... read more »

 

WBEZ 91.5 Chicago covers our Mars Mission Research

Website Link: https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/who-can-handle-trip-to-mars-northwestern-helps-nasa-predict-strains-on-astronauts/b4dbfec7-f2bc-4ea1-ba62-fa70dce4c592  read more »

 

The Times of India covers our Mars Mission research

Web link: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/mental-health-of-mars-crew-to-be-monitored/articleshow/69315211.cms  read more »

 

Gómez-Zará presents at CHI 2019

Citation Diego Gómez-Zará, Matthew Paras, Marlon Twyman, Jacqueline N. Lane, Leslie A. DeChurch, and Noshir S. Contractor. 2019. Who Would You Like to Work With?: Use of Individual Characteristics and Social Networks in Team Formation Systems. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI... read more »

 

Contractor Presents at the Advisory Committee to the Directors for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, NSF

Link to presentation. Citation: Contractor, N. (2019, May). A Decadal Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences: A Research Agenda for Advancing Intelligence Analysis. Panelist at the Advisory Committee (AC) to the Directors for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) National Science Foundation, Alexandria,... read more »

 

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Céline Rozenblat

SONIC Speaker Series Presents: Céline Rozenblat

The SONIC Speaker Series presents Céline Rozenblat University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland A Multi-Level Network Perspective on Complex Urban Systems SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Dr. Céline Rozenblat of the University of Lausanne. She will speak on Tuesday, May 21st at 10 am in Frances Searle Building, Room 1-483.... read more »

 

Research Lab Manager Position

The SONIC research group and ATLAS laboratory at Northwestern University invite applications for a research lab manager to support lab directors Noshir Contractor (SONIC) and Leslie DeChurch (ATLAS) on administrative and operational aspects of their research portfolios here at Northwestern University – Evanston Campus. The... read more »

 

Contractor presents at Network Science Institute, Boston – “People Analytics: Understanding and Enabling the Future of Work.”

To bring the performance of people analytics up—and in line with the hype— organizations need to do more than analyze data on demographic attributes.  They need to employ relational analytics, which examines data on how people interact, to identify “high potentials,” who has good ideas, who is influential, what... read more »

 

SONIC Speaker Series presents: Jake Fisher

SONIC Speaker Series presents: Jake Fisher

The SONIC Speaker Series presents Jake Fisher Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research Social Space Diffusion: Applications of a Latent Space Model to Diffusion with Uncertain Ties SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Dr. Jake Fisher of the University of Michigan. He will speak... read more »