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Diego Gómez-Zará presents at MESO 2018

Diego Gómez-Zará presents at MESO 2018

Diego Gómez-Zará, a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, is going to present at the Center for the Study on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), University of San Andrés. The presentation is titled “How can we assemble better interdisciplinary teams? The ‘My Dream Team’ experience at the... read more »

 

Cameron DeChurch & Noshir Contractor will present their paper in Cambridge

Cameron DeChurch & Noshir Contractor will present their paper in Cambridge

SONIC summer research intern Cameron DeChurch will be traveling to Cambridge, UK to present his paper at the Complex Networks 2018 conference. This summer he used historical records to construct digital networks of the collaboration among Florentine Renaissance painters. His paper with Noshir Contractor, “Using Network... read more »

 

Welcome! New SONIC Members

Welcome! Yuanxin Wang is a visiting scholar from Peking University. She will be working on the Enterprise Social Media project, and her research interests include social media, social network analysis, market and media analysis, and user behavior. She graduated from Beijing Normal University with a B.A. in Communications. Dongping... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presents at the Argentinian Ministry of Modernization

Noshir Contractor presents at the Argentinian Ministry of Modernization

Noshir Contractor and Diego Gómez-Zará, Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, head to Buenos Aires to present, “Some Assembly Required: Organizing in the 21st Century” at the Argentinian Ministry of Modernization of the Nation.  read more »

 

SONIC at IEEE/ACM ASONAM in Barcelona

Generative Modeling of Human Behavior and Social Interactions Using Abductive Analysis Abstract: Abduction is an inference approach that uses data and observations to identify plausible (and preferably, best) explanations for phenomena. Applications of abduction (e.g., robotics, genetics, image understanding) have largely... read more »

 

How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied:  https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/how-can-social-science-become-more-solutions-oriented  read more »

 

Seniors’ usage of mobile social network sites

Seniors’ usage of mobile social network sites: Applying theories of innovation diffusion and uses and gratifications Myung Ja Kim, Choong-Ki Lee, Noshir S. Contractor Abstract: Seniors are substantial users of mobile devices to communicate and participate in mobile social network sites (MSNS) to interact, but there... read more »

 

SONIC Lab presented at Academy of Management 2018

On August 11-14, Professor Noshir Contractor and SONIC Alumna Jacqueline Ng presented at the 2018 Academy of Management Conference held in Chicago, Illinois. Contractor, N. S. Some Assembly Required: Teaming in the 21st Century. Paper presented at the Innovations in Teaching Teamwork PDW Workshop Contractor, N. S. Multi-theoretical... read more »

 

IIT Madras to collaborate with Northwestern University for research in data science

From the Economic Times: Sreeradha Basu Aug 14, 2018, 03.39 PM IST IIT Madras has tied up with Northwestern University, US, for carrying out broad-based research collaboration in data science, web science, network science and computational social science. The institutes signed an MoU recently to launch a joint project... read more »

 

Aaron M. Schecter receives the J. Richard Hackman Award at INGRoup 2018

Aaron M. Schecter receives the J. Richard Hackman Award at INGRoup 2018

Aaron M. Schecter, SONIC alumnus and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, received the 2018 J. Richard Hackman Award for his Ph.D. dissertation at INGroup 2018. The conference recognizes recent graduate students whose dissertation shows the greatest potential to advance the study of groups. (more…)  read more »