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

TV Channel – WebScience@10  read more »

 

SONIC is celebrating the 10th birthday of Web Science – join us!

SONIC is celebrating the 10th birthday of Web Science – join us!

Please join us in celebrating the 10th birthday of Web Science at Northwestern University – the final stop of a 10-hour web-a-thon that will have spanned the globe from Singapore, Bangalore, Berlin, and London  before landing in Evanston.  read more »

 

SONIC alumna Alina Lungeanu receives dissertation award

Congratulations to Alina, who received the Northwestern University School of Communication 2016 Graduate Dissertation award, granted annually by the department. The title of her dissertation is “Assembly Mechanisms of Interdisciplinary Scientific Teams and Their Impact on Performance”.  read more »

 

SONIC hosting ATLAS

SONIC hosting ATLAS

SONIC is currently hosting the ATLAS team within its lab space. ATLAS (Advancing Teams, Leaders, and Systems) is the group formerly known as DELTA (Developing Effective Leaders, Teams, and Alliances) – expats from Georgia Tech, headed by their director Leslie DeChurch, who transferred to the Northwestern University... read more »

 

SONIC PhD students will present at the OCMC 2016, co-sponsored by SONIC

SONIC is co-sponsoring the 2016 Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (OCMC), hosted by the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. http://ocmc2016.soc.northwestern.edu SONIC PhD student Marlon Twyman is a member of the conference’s planning committee. He will also present... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor speaks at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India

On September 9, 2016 Noshir Contractor presented at the Department of Computer Science and Automation Seminar Series at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. He spoke on the topic of  Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges.  read more »

 

Runner-up: “Best Student Paper” Award

Congratulations to a SONIC graduate student Marlon Twyman who received a Runner-up: “Best Student Paper” Award at the INGRoup 2016 conference for this presentation: Marlon Twyman, Dan Newman, Leslie DeChurch, and Noshir Contractor. The Ties that Form Teams: Self-Organization, Homophily, and Multiplexity. 11th Annual... read more »

 

SONIC and NU-Delta members presented at the INGRoup conference on July 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland

SONIC and NU-Delta members presented at the INGRoup conference on July 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland

SONIC and NU-Delta members presented at the INGRoup conference on July 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland. Abstracts for posters and presentations are listed below the schedule.     Gender Composition Affects Females Experience of Working in Science Teams Ashley Niler, Raquel Asencio, Leslie DeChurch, Brian Uzzi, Noshir... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor Gives Keynote Address at 2016 Web Science Summer School in Koblenz, Germany

Noshir Contractor Gives Keynote Address at 2016 Web Science Summer School in Koblenz, Germany

Noshir Contractor gave a keynote address at the 2016 annual Web Science Summer School held in Koblenz, Germany. Click here for the event page and click here to download slides from the presentation. Abstract: The increased access to big data about social phenomena in general, and network data in particular, has been a windfall... read more »

 

Northwestern Hosted a One-Day Workshop for all Faculty and Students who Participated in the 3-University Graduate Seminar

Northwestern Hosted a One-Day Workshop for all Faculty and Students who Participated in the 3-University Graduate Seminar

Northwestern University hosted a one-day workshop for all faculty and students who participated in the 3-university graduate seminar that was co-taught with University of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin during the winter and spring quarter. This workshop took place on June 22, 2016. 2016... read more »