SONIC News

Noshir Contractor appointed as a member of Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security Committee

This new project will carry out a decadal survey on the social and behavioral  sciences (SBS) in areas relevant to national security. The survey will identify opportunities that are poised to contribute significantly to the intelligence community’s analytic responsibilities. Please follow the link for the full statement... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presented at a CITEP conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Noshir Contractor presented at a CITEP conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina

On March 13th Nosir Contractor presented at a conference titled “Assembly required. Organizing in the 21st century”. The conference was organized by the Center for Technological and Pedagogical Innovation (CITEP – Centro de Innovación en Tecnología y Pedagogía) of the University of Buenos Aires in... read more »

 

Eric Forbush, a former SONIC member, was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Eric Forbush, former SONIC Lab Manager and a post-baccalaureate researcher! Eric is now a graduate student at PENN, studying towards his PhD at the Annenberg School of Communication. For the 2017 competition, NSF received over 13,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. We are proud of Eric for... read more »

 

SONIC presented at the Northwestern MTS and TSB graduate recruitment event

SONIC presented at the Northwestern MTS and TSB graduate recruitment event

SONIC is always committed to attracting great people to work with us. These weeks are busy with graduate recruitment events, as the applicants for the next academic year are making the final decisions about where to pursue their graduate studies. We presented four posters in the Frances Searle Building at the School of... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presented at the Prevention Science Methodology Group (PSMG)

On February 21, 2017, Noshir presented on “Testing Multitheoretical, Multilevel Hypotheses about Networks” at the Prevention Science Methodology Group (PSMG) – a weekly “virtual” grand rounds presentations that take place via recorded conference calls, accompanied by slides. These talks are organized... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presented in a colloquium at Stanford University, CA

On February 13, 2017 Noshir Contractor presented on Bridging the Boundary, while Minding the Seams: Boundary Propensities in Multiteam Systems in a colloquium held at the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, CA.  read more »

 

SONIC and ATLAS members attended the 2017 NASA Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, TX

SONIC and ATLAS members attended the 2017 NASA Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, TX

SONIC and ATLAS members: eight graduate students, one undergraduate researcher, and two post-doctoral researchers attended the NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, TX from January 23rd – January 26th.   Our team, together with our collaborators at DePaul, was showcasing eleven... read more »

 

SONIC PhD candidate Aaron Schecter and Noshir Contractor presented at the Network Science of Squads Workshop

On Sunday, December 4th, a SONIC PhD candidate Aaron Schecter and Professor Noshir Contractor presented at a workshop titled “The Network Science of Squads“, held in Denton, TX on December 3rd – 5th. An illustration of the relational event model to analyze group interaction processes Abstract A fundamental... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor gives a keynote address at the 3rd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium

On December 1st, 2016, Noshir Contractor presented on Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges. The symposium, titled “Understanding social systems via computational approaches and new kinds of data”, took place from November 30 – December 1, 2016 at KOMED im MediaPark,... read more »

 

Watch the recorded WebScience@10 – live global birthday party broadcast

TV Channel – WebScience@10  read more »