Noshir Contractor delivered a keynote address at the Computational Communication Science conference

Noshir Contractor delivered a keynote titled “Combining Big Data and Conventional Methods” at the Computational Communication Science conference, on February 16th in Hanover, Germany.  read more »


SONIC welcomes Cristina Casareale

SONIC welcomes Cristina Casareale, a visiting Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Protection at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy). During her 6 month visit, Cristina will work with SONIC to study the networks among the key players involved in response to the 2012 Costa Concordia maritime disaster.  read more »


SONIC will present at the ICA in May 2018

Two SONIC papers will be presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Prague, the Czech Republic on the 24-28 of May 2018. Tanaka, K., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Origins of omission and commission errors in perceptions of group communication networks. Schultz,... read more »


Diego Gómez-Zará presents at Kellogg Enlace

On January 30th, 2018, the Ph.D. Student Diego Gómez-Zará presented at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This talk was organized by the program ENLACE Diego’s talk was titled “The Role of Social Movements in Twitter: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement.” He presented the... read more »


Noshir Contractor attends an SBS Decadal Workshop on Workforce Development

Noshir Contractor attends an SBS Decadal Workshop on Workforce Development

On January 24th, 2018, Noshir chaired a workshop on Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis, designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security.  read more »


SONIC welcomes Kitty Cheung

We are delighted to welcome Kitty Cheung as a post-baccalaureate researcher working with SONIC and ATLAS research groups at Northwestern University. Kitty received her undergrad at Northeastern University where she worked with Professor Brooke Foucault-Welles, a SONIC alum. During her six months with us, Kitty will research... read more »


Paper accepted for publication in the journal “Complexity”

A paper co-authored by SONIC’s Yun Huang and Noshir Contractor was accepted for publication in a special issue of the journal Complexity on “Emerging Applications of Complex Networks.” Sha, Z., Huang, Y., Fu, J.S., Wang, M., Fu, Y., Contractor, N., & Chen, W. (in press). A Network-Based Approach to Modeling... read more »


SIOP 2018

ATLAS and SONIC had a 100% acceptance on paper submissions to the upcoming SIOP 2018 Conference, held in Chicago on April 19-21. A synopsis of ATLAS & SONIC research at SIOP 2018.  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 »


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 »