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Noshir Contractor’s paper accepted at ASONAM 2018

Noshir Contractor co-authored a paper titled, “Generative Modeling of Human Behavior and Social Interactions Using Abductive Analysis”, with Yihui Ren, Vanessa Cedeno-Mieles, Zhihao Hu, Xinwei Deng, Abhjijin Adiga, Christopher Barrett, Saliya Ekanayake, Joshua Epstein, Brian Goode, Gizem Korkmaz, Christopher... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presents at a NetSci 2018 satellite workshop in Paris

Noshir Contractor’s presentation, titled “Deep Space Collaboration: Impact of Social Networks on Task Switching in Collaborative Work”, was co-authored with Alina Lungeanu, Patrick Park, and Leslie A. DeChurch.  This was presented at a NetSci 2018 satellite workshop in Paris, France on June 12, 2018. ... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presents at ICA 2018

Noshir Contractor presents at ICA 2018

Noshir Contractor presents a paper (co-authored with Michael Schultz and Leslie DeChurch) titled “Communicating through space and over time” at ICA 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic.   Schultz, M., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Communicating through space and over time. Paper to be presented... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor and Kyosuke Tanaka presented their research at #ICA2018

Noshir Contractor and Kyosuke Tanaka presented their research at #ICA2018

Noshir Contractor and Kyosuke Tanaka presented their research at the 68th Annual Conference of International Communication Association in Prague, the Czech Republic: Tanaka, K., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Origins of omission and commission errors in perceptions of group communication networks. Paper... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presents at the Computational Social Science Luncheon

Noshir Contractor’s presentation at the Computational Social Science Luncheon at Northwestern University on May 21, 2018 was titled “Some Assembly Required: Teaming in the 21st Century”.  read more »

 

Modeling the diffusion of complex innovations as a process of opinion formation through social networks

A new research article by Valentina Assenova demonstrates how innovations diffuse through networks. Her model incorporates opinion formation processes that occur through diffusion. She also tested her model with diffusion data from a field experiment previously collected in India (Banerjee et al., 2013). The research... read more »

 

Yuan Li successfully defends dissertation on leveraging meta data and topology to infer the role that a node plays in the network

Yuan Li successfully defends dissertation on leveraging meta data and topology to infer the role that a node plays in the network

Yuan successfully defended his dissertation titled “Inference in heterogeneous network”.  His research leverages meta data, namely node attributes and dyadic attribute, and topology to infer the role that a node plays in the network.  His committee consisted of Noshir Contractor, Wenxin Jiang, and Bruce Spencer. ... read more »

 

Alexandros Nathan successfully defends dissertation on methodological and applied facets of machine learning

Alexandros Nathan successfully defends dissertation on methodological and applied facets of machine learning

Alexandros successfully defends his dissertation titled “Essays in Machine Learning, Social Networks and Marketing”.  He designed novel distributed optimization algorithms and investigated problems that lie at the interface of social networks, and marketing, with an emphasis on customer retention and new product... read more »

 

Jacqueline Ng successfully defends dissertation on how teams form and what they need to perform

Jacqueline Ng successfully defends dissertation on how teams form and what they need to perform

Jackie successfully defended her dissertation titled “Teams and Organizing in the Digital Age:  How Team Networks Form and Why They Perform”.  Her research explores the relationship between how teams form and what they need to perform, highlighting a paradox between what teams do and what they ought to do. ... read more »

 

SONIC Speaker Series welcomes Prasad Balkundi in April 2018

Despite a resurgence of research on negative ties in social networks, a comprehensive understanding of negative and positive has yet to be provided. Incorporating evidence from prior 163 independent samples we examine whether the initiation of positive and negative relationships (i.e., out-degree) or the reception of positive... read more »